Process Authority Services - Disclaimers
Acid(ified) foods analyses are provided as a service
through the USU Extension food safety program. The service only includes: ① reviewing recipes/samples you send to us, ② establishing safe processing parameters, and ③ writing/sending a risk analysis (process authority) letter.
- Do NOT call. We are not equipped to man the phones. Email only.
- We are SLOW. We are busy. We do not have a “staff” of people to help. We are NOT your food safety or entrepreneurship consultants.
- We want to help you ensure safe acid(ified) foods. We want to educate and train you in food safety. We will help as long as you understand our staff and time limitations.
- Please allow 1-4 weeks for us to review your products and write a risk analysis letter. It may take longer! If this is unacceptable – please look for another option.
- It is acceptable to email once per week to inquire on progress on your product samples.
Food Product Testing
- You must have arrived at your final recipe/formulation for your food product. Be aware that all changes must be resubmitted as a new product ($$).
- We no longer sign NDAs —sorry. Your formulations are used solely to perform a risk analysis and will remain confidential. We are required to list the ingredients on your risk analysis letter.
- Be sure your acid(ified) food product has a safe level of acidity (review criteria here)
- Complete the paperwork required for food product submission
- Cost | $75 per sample.
- Prepare 4-8 oz. fresh product in containers and package to prevent breakage or leakage. There is no need to send more than 8 – 16 oz. of each product.
- Ship samples to Acidified Foods Analysis – USU EXT Food Safety – 8700 Old Main Hill – Logan, UT 84322
- You must enclose a check or samples will not be processed. Make checks payable to USU Food Safety Extension.
- Samples will be analyzed and process letter(s) created in 1-4 weeks, during some very busy times at USU, it may take up to 8 weeks (sorry).
- Feel free to inquire on your samples at any time after a week has passed. Email is the preferred method. Sorry, but DO NOT call and do not email more than weekly for updates.
Food Product Testing FAQs