If I suspected an item of causing food poisoning, where could I take it to have it tested? 17 Answers as of March 03, 2011

If I suspected an item of causing food poisoning, where could I take it to have it tested?

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Law Office of Dewey N. Hayes, Jr., PC
Law Office of Dewey N. Hayes, Jr., PC | Dewey N. Hayes
Contact food safety dept. Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. , capitol Square.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 3/3/2011
Mukerjee Law Group
Mukerjee Law Group | Sisy A. Mukerjee
I am unsure where you can take food to be tested for food poisoning, however, I would contact the hospital and see if they could refer you to a lab for such tests.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 3/2/2011
David F. Stoddard
David F. Stoddard | David F. Stoddard
I do not know who might d this. You might call the SC Department of health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Via internet search, I found a company, International Laboratory Services, that lists testing food for various pathogens as one of its services.
Answer Applies to: South Carolina
Replied: 2/28/2011
Patrick M Lamar Attorney
Patrick M Lamar Attorney | Patrick M Lamar
I would begin at your local health department.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 2/28/2011
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
I don't know the closest food lab. There is a national organization that provides all sorts of technical help (I don't have the name in front of me now but I can find it if necessary.)) You might call any engineer or scientist at any environmental firm listed in the yellow pages. What is the issue here? What are the damages? Any killed or hurt bad? Or is this just an academic question or curiosity.
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Replied: 2/28/2011
    Wilson & Hajek, LLC
    Wilson & Hajek, LLC | Eddie W. Wilson
    Call the Food and Drug Administration and they will refer you.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 2/28/2011
    Lacy Fields, Attorney at Law, LLC
    Lacy Fields, Attorney at Law, LLC | Lacy Fields
    I don't think it works like that. You would contact your health department. If you had any of the food remaining, they might ask for it so they can give it to the proper authorities. Otherwise, you would have to find an expert, I assume in micro biology. I would suggest starting with the health department and asking if they can recommend someone.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 2/28/2011
    Cody and Gonillo, LLP
    Cody and Gonillo, LLP | Christine Gonilla
    Try the state university health system. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 2/28/2011
    LT Pepper Law
    LT Pepper Law | Luke T. Pepper
    There are private companies that can test food. I would suggest googling food testing and see what is out there.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 2/28/2011
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    Health department or independent lab.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 2/28/2011
    Tenge Law Firm, LLC
    Tenge Law Firm, LLC | J. Todd Tenge
    You should look online for a toxicologist in your geographic area.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 2/28/2011
    Law Office of Travis Prestwich, PC
    Law Office of Travis Prestwich, PC | Travis Prestwich
    You can locate a lab. For Oregon, the nearest lab qualified to perform such a test is located in California.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 2/28/2011
    Barry Rabovsky & Associates
    Barry Rabovsky & Associates | Barry Rabovsky
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    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 2/28/2011
    William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law
    William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law | William C. Gosnell
    Any university testing lab or hospital testing lab.
    Answer Applies to: Tennessee
    Replied: 2/27/2011
    Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates
    Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates | Lyle B. Masnikoff
    You need to get personal injury attorney who can get lab or expert to test it.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 2/27/2011
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