Member of Tentamus - Visit Tentamus.com

Tailored Analytical Services for Public Safety

Pixis Labs / Columbia Food Laboratories merge names to become Columbia Laboratories

Please welcome Columbia Laboratories as the Pacific Northwest’s latest brand for high quality analytical testing. Formerly known collectively as “Pixis Labs” and “Columbia Food Laboratories,” our new name more accurately reflects our consolidated mission to support public health and safety though expanded testing options.

More information

Our Services

Pesticides & Residues

Helping farmers maintain safe usage of these chemicals during every phase of the growing process. … more

Nutrition

Testing for a wide variety of needs from nutrition parameters and quality to contaminants and preservatives. … more

Microbiology

Microbiological analyses for common food-borne human pathogens, food spoilage organisms, mycotoxins, etc. … more

Cannabis & Hemp

ORELAP accreditation means our laboratory has both the quality systems and technical capabilities to perform required testing. … more

Honey

Specializing in honey authentication and adulteration. Using the most up-to-date methods for SCIRA, pesticides, antibiotics, and others. … more

Environmental

Accurate, reliable and on time reporting to help you keep your system healthy, safe and in compliance. … more

Latest News

Aflatoxin in Dog Food. Being Proactive is Best

In recent news with the major recalls of many pet food brands due to concerns of potentially elevated levels of aflatoxin, it is important that pet food manufacturers stay ahead of the curve and implement a robust aflatoxin testing program. According to the FDA, no illnesses have been reported yet but aflatoxin is a major ... Continued
Oats-Analysis-Mycotoxins-bilacon

Mould Toxins & Nickel in Oat Flakes

Oat flakes are often an essential part of breakfast, whether in porridge, muesli or yogurt, oat flakes are versatile and healthy. Oat flakes contain vitamin B1 and B6 as well as protein and are therefore ideal for starting the day. It is therefore all the more important to carry out regular checks to ensure the ... Continued
Labocor Analítica Logo

Labocor Analítica joins Tentamus Group

The Tentamus Group is excited to announce that Labocor Analítica, a laboratory specialising in animal feed, is now part of the international network of laboratories. Based in Madrid, Labocor Analítica has more than 25 years of experience in which it has consolidated its position as a reference laboratory in the analysis of products related to ... Continued
Nutri Score Germany

Nutri-Score: From November on in Germany

On October 9, 2020, the German Bundesrat decided to voluntarily introduce the NUTRI-SCORE food traffic light. The 5-segment traffic light system is intended to simplify food labelling for consumers and help them to eat healthier. From November 2020, food manufacturers will thus be able to label their food with the Nutri-Score on the front of ... Continued

Fake honey and what you can do about it

Honey adulteration is a major issue and the fight against fake honey will be a long and arduous one, but let’s start at the beginning.   How is commercial honey produced? Honey bees and a few other related insects are responsible for making the sweet, viscous food substance that is mostly produced by secretions, regurgitation, ... Continued

Tomato juice - a pleasure not only above the clouds

Many people find tomato juice tastes better up in the air. This is due to the low air pressure high above the clouds. However, even if you don’t fly, tomato juice doesn’t only taste good as Bloody Mary. In order to ensure a carefree enjoyment of tomato juice, 20 different juices made from tomato concentrate ... Continued

Tentamus laboratories in your vicinity