Food Laboratory


Food Laboratory

The food laboratory is well recognized by the food and pharmaceutical industry. It is also accredited by the Mexican Accreditation Entity (EMA) to perform physicochemical and microbiological analyses in food.

It holds the A-064-009/10 accreditation for food safety.

The laboratory offers services to MSMEs by collaborating in their quality control laboratories in order to improve the processes. It also performs bromatological analysis, national and exportation nutrition facts table, microbiological and toxicological analyses, metal detection in food, water, packaging, among others.

It also performs quality audits, project development, professional consultancy, appraisals before official agencies, among others.


Microbiological Analyses

Method for the determination of Salmonella in food. NOM-114SSA1-1994. Goods and services. Method for the determination of Salmonella in food.
Detection of Vibrio cholerae. NOM-242-SSA1-2009. Products and services. Fishery fresh, chilled, frozen and processed products. Sanitary specifications and test method. Detection of Vibrio cholerae.
Aerobic Plate Count (APC). NOM-092-SSA1-1994. Goods and services. Aerobic Plate Count method.
Molds and yeasts in food count method. NOM-111-SSA1-1994. Goods and services. Molds and yeasts in food count method.
Detection of Staphylococcus aureus in food. NOM-115-SSA1-1994. Goods and services. Detection of Staphylococcus aureus.
Determination of fecal coliforms and Escherichia coli. AOAC 966.24. Coliform and Escherichia coli group. Determination of fecal coliforms and Escherichia coli.
Total Coliform Count Plate. NOM-113-SSA1-1994. Goods and services. Determination of coliform bacteria. Most probable number method.
Determination of coliform bacteria. Most probable number method. NOM-112-SSA1-1994. Goods and services. Determination of coliform bacteria. Most probable number method.
Determination of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. FEUM MGA-0571-2008 Procedure for determining Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Physicochemical analysis

Determination of ether extract NMX-F-615-NORMEX-2004. Determination of ether extract in food (Soxhlet method).
Determination of humidity NOM-116-SSA1-1994. Goods and services. Determination of humidity in foods by heat treatment. Sand or gauze method.
Determination of ash content NMX-F-607-NORMEX-2013. Determination of ash content in food.
Determination of protein concentration NMX-F-608-NORMEX-2011. Determination of protein concentration in food.

Analytical services for beauty, personal hygiene, cleaning and disinfection products

  • Microbiological analysis
  • Skin and ocular irritation in accordance with FEUM
  • Germicidal action ((antimicrobial activity) in accordance to NMX-BB-040-SCFI-1999
  • Polynuclear compounds in mineral oil.


Analytical and toxicological services

  • Anti-doping tests


Additional services

  • Quality control physicochemical analyses of specific products (honey, sugar, fats and oils, among others
  • Sampling
  • Sanitation audits
  • Safety and food quality professional consultancy.

Sampling analyses requirements

  • Sample must be correctly labeled and in good condition
  • 50% of total cost for registration
  • 50% of rest of payment
  • Billing data

Information booklet

MC Jesus Manuel Zaragoza Garcia

Laboratory chief

Contact Us:

Food laboratory, medication and toxicology

Telephone and fax numbers: 83-29-40-00. Ext. 6332 y 6350
Direct line: 8352-9891

Office hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00 hours.
Location: Laboratory building of The School of Chemistry. Round building “La Dona” (Second floor)


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