Food Industries Served

A trusted food safety partner serving all segments of the food industry with scientific expertise and customer service since 1967.

Silliker is a proven global partner for testing, auditing, research and training. Our commitment to helping processors, retailers, and distributors to find workable solutions to scientific problems has made us the food quality and safety resource of companies worldwide. The industries we service include:

 

Bakery & Cereals 

Beverages

Confectionery

Dairy

Egg & Poultry 

Meat

Pet Food

Prepared Foods

Produce

Seafood

 

•    BAKERY & CEREALS
From genetically engineered ingredients to allergens to calorie count transparency, the bakery industry faces a multitude of safety, quality and regulatory issues.
Our ISO 17025 accredited facilities employ validated methods and current technologies, such as PCR and ELISA, to deliver accurate and reliable results. Silliker subscribes to the highest operational standards outlined by the USDA, FDA and other regulatory agencies.


•    BEVERAGES

Nutritional Beverages can range from RTD meal replacements for weight reduction to vitamin-enhanced waters and energy drinks. These unique beverages require formulation expertise and process control during manufacturing to ensure their nutritional benefits are delivered at the optimum level throughout the product shelf life. Silliker offers a wide range of testing services and can assist with recommendations for coloring agents, stabilizers and other functional ingredients to perfect your beverage. Silliker's operational excellence can protect your product performance and brand value.


•    CONFECTIONERY
While rare in occurrence, contamination issues and product recalls in the confectionery industry magnify the importance for production facilities to have a continuous and robust safety program.
Silliker is a member of both the National Confectioners Association and Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association (PMCA). From data assessment services to employee education, we provide our customers with total solution services.


•    DAIRY – Raw Milk & Processed Dairy Products
Silliker has been a leading supplier to the dairy industry for over 40 years. Through our experience and operational excellence, we can provide you with the specific testing services needed to produce safe and nutritious dairy products. Silliker provides a comprehensive range of microbiological and chemistry testing services to help the dairy industry meet its everyday and unexpected challenges. We are longstanding members of National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and are accredited by several regional and state agencies.


•    EGG & POULTRY
From supplier reviews to employee education, we provide our customers with total solution services. Along with our various poultry services, our ISO 17025 accredited facilities in Cypress, CA are certified participants in the USDA PEPRLab Egg Surveillance Program. Silliker is a proud member of the U.S. Egg & Poultry Association.


•    MEAT
There are many factors driving change in industry including emerging contaminant concerns, retailers’ product quality demands, and market regulations.  Silliker offers an extensive
portfolio of expert services to the meat industry. Our testing services include pathogens, indicator organisms, nutritional and compositional testing, pesticides, veterinary drugs, heavy metals and more.  We are active members of AMI, NMA, NTF, SMA, NCBA, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and Beef Industry Food Safety Council (BIFSCO).


•    PET FOOD
Pet food manufacturers must ensure every link in their supply chain while producing products that meet nutrition and labeling claims. Silliker offers a wide range of chemical and microbiology testing services for the pet food industry. But our extensive industry experience goes beyond testing. In addition to analytical services that comply with AAFCO’s nutrient profile requirements, Silliker also participates in AAFCO check sample programs and other proficiency programs to ensure the highest standards of quality and reliability.


•    PREPARED FOODS
The prepared food industry is vast, requiring companies to partner with reputable food safety and quality partners that can help them differentiate their brand and ensure their products subscribe to safety standards on a global scale.
Silliker professionals can help you safeguard your brand and get your product to market with confidence. Dedicated to operational excellence, our ISO 17025 accredited laboratories provide our customers with total solution services.


•    PRODUCE
We help produce growers, processors and retailers identify potential microbiological, chemical, and physical hazards, and implement efficient, cost-effective control measures.
Silliker assists growers in meeting “Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Lettuce and Leafy Greens” recommendations, processors who are revising their programs to meet FDA “Guidelines to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables,” and operations working to remain compliant with changing customer requirements.


•    SEAFOOD
Silliker provides a wide range of services specifically suited to the seafood industry that encompass safety parameters for ready-to-eat products, container integrity for low acid and canned products, complete physical and sensory evaluation.

Contact us to learn more about our food industry services.