In the continuous pursuit of providing increased safety and quality for products in the food market, oft-times companies are required to think out of the box. As part of this multi-dimensional thinking, growing numbers of food companies are weighing the options for integrating third-party on-site laboratories into their production process. To this sometimes complex question – “should we go third party, on-site?” – there is a very simple answer – “it depends.”

The very nature of this response begs the dialogue for more information and more understanding. Initially, some participants in the process are not comfortable with the answer. But there are a number of common drivers for moving to a 3rd party, on site independent laboratory service provider, including: Continue Reading