( Courtesy Eurofins/QFresh Lab )

Eurofins Scientific and QFresh Lab have a cooperative agreement to provide a full-service solution for food safety testing and shelf life quality for fresh-cut produce and salad kits.

The partnership offers a single access to a portfolio of expertise and collaboration, according to a news release, including Eurofins food testing and QFresh Lab’s post-harvest quality testing.

“The combination of our postharvest, shelf-life, quality, and modified atmosphere packaging expertise; combined with their food safety and analytical testing capabilities makes for a one-stop resource for the fresh food industry,” Jeffrey Brandenburg, founder of Salinas, Calif.-based QFresh, said in the release.

QFresh focuses on factors affecting post-harvest quality, with expertise in fresh-cut physiology and a packaging testing lab. 
Eurofins has a network of facilities that test for pesticides, heavy metals and nutrition levels, and offers food safety training, consulting and auditing services.

“Eurofins and QFresh have aligned to complement each other with our core expertise in both fresh-cut science and quality and Eurofins food safety testing and technology expertise,” Joelle Mosso, business manager for the Fresno, Calif., Eurofins laboratory, said in the release.

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