Food Chemistry & Nutritional Labelling
Maxxam provides a complete range of analytical capabilities for nutritional composition meeting Canadian and US food label requirements. Other testing services include the analysis of preservatives, additives, allergens, meat species identification and other specialized quality assurance and specification testing.
Major food manufacturers and retailers (Grocery, Fast Food, and Distribution) rely on Maxxam for their food chemistry and nutritional labeling analyses. We also provide advice regarding sampling and analytical requirements to ensure compliance with labeling regulations for Canada and the USA .
Our end-to-end solution for Mandatory Nutritional Labeling (MNL) is made possible through our partnership with the NutriFacts Graphics division of Barcode Graphics. Barcode Graphics is a leader in providing precision print-ready barcode services and graphics to the packaging industry through BarcodeNOW. Their NutriFactsNOW web site provides instant access to print-ready Nutrition Facts Table (NFT) graphics that are in compliance, and inexpensive. Other services offered include ADS Analysis and Package Review.
As an ISO 17025 laboratory accredited for nutritional tests, Maxxam meets the recommendations of CFIA compliance and nutritional information. Results are reported per 100 g, which meets the CDN Food and Drug Regulation B.01.404. Maxxam also reports results through our partner Barcode Graphics, a Simulated CDN and USA Nutritional table. This table includes all calculations including rounding and percent daily values as well as available nutritional claims listed. Our Food Nutritional Labeling capabilities include:
- Fat (saturated unsaturated, trans-fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids)
- Sugar profiling
- Meat Species ID