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Seafood


Both domestically produced and imported seafood products require specific tests to maintain the safety, quality, and nutritional value. With the variety of seafood products on the market, many being ready to eat, choosing a lab specializing in seafood is imperative. Based in Florida, ABC Research has extensive experience with all types of seafood.


Safety

Freshness and shelf life are of the utmost concern in seafood and ABC Research works closely with processors to understand their products, processing techniques, and packaging schemes to best tailor our testing protocols.

We have been loyal ABC clients for years and we enjoy every interaction with them. The seafood safety testing that they execute for us is top notch and the transaction is always seamless from start to finish. The availability of the staff and response time is impressive. We can even check our results on the LIMS system from anywhere, at any time, allowing for immediate awareness. They are an asset to any business and we highly recommend them.

Breanna Berger
Lab Manager
Local Ocean, LLC.

Quality

Product integrity is paramount with a delicate product like seafood. ABC Research staffs the largest number of trained FDA seafood decomposition analysts in the country. Our scientists are proficient in identifying off-aromas and off-flavors in all 5 FDA Seafood categories. In addition, we routinely check seafood for quality issue like abuse of moisture retention agents like sodium tripolyphosphate.

Nutritional Value

Fish has been billed as brain food for years and the popularity of seafood grows each day as a healthy alternative on menus. Whether you are touting health benefits of the lean protein source that seafood provides or more targeted claims like Omega 3 fatty acids, ABC has the expertise to advise to get you the information that will make your product stand out from the crowd.

For me, the best part about working with ABC Research Laboratories is the fact that I can always reach someone at the lab when I call. Even if it’s not my main contact, anyone from the ABC Research team works to help get my question answered. I also really enjoy that everything is electronic. I am able to receive results in only a couple of days using their LIMS service versus waiting for the mail. I appreciate the ‘going-green’ initiative in sending testing results as well as invoices via e-mail. It saves me a lot of time as I don’t have to scan in and save the results on our server. I can just hit save from my e-mail. ABC Research has also been very accommodating when I have special requests, whether it be taking pictures or doing a little extra communication.

Ingrid Wisell
Executive Coordinator
Tropical Aquaculture Products, Inc.