Maxxam, a Bureau Veritas Group Company, Opens Food Testing Lab in Lake Zurich, Illinois

Maxxam, a leading North American provider of laboratory services and analytical solutions is pleased to announce the opening of a new food chemistry laboratory located in Lake Zurich, Illinois. Lake Zurich is an ideal location for Maxxam to expand its food testing capabilities for the food industry, as it’s within close proximity to Chicago, which is home to leading companies in food manufacturing including cereals, baked goods and candy. Maxxam’s newest food laboratory in Lake Zurich will offer nutritional chemistry testing, nutritional labelling/claims verification, allergens testing, and more.

Waylon Sharp, Maxxam’s Director and GM of Food Science and Safety Services, U.S. said Maxxam’s laboratory expansion into the Chicago area will help satisfy customer’s growing demands for both ongoing and rush analysis. “Our customers have a strong sense of urgency, which is why our labs offer same day pick up and analysis,” said Sharp. “Maxxam is pairing this new location with its continued commitment to digital solutions that improve upon the customer experience such as an electronic chain of custody and an online results portal, making it easy for customers to submit samples, view reports and trend results anywhere anytime.”

The Lake Zurich food testing laboratory opening is part of Maxxam’s strategic expansion plan to tap into the thriving U.S. food industry and complements our other North American ISO/IEC 17025 accredited food testing labs.

“Chicago and its surrounding areas have a rich history in food and beverage manufacturing,” said Donna Garbutt, CEO of Maxxam. “We look forward to our partnership with current and new customers in the region.”

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About Maxxam
Maxxam, a Bureau Veritas Group Company, is a North American provider of laboratory services and analytical solutions to the energy, environmental, food, industrial hygiene, and DNA industries. Their mission as a science company is to be recognized as experts in analytical services and solutions by their commitment to delivering great science through exceptional service while creating a healthy, safe and open environment. Maxxam’s Food Science and Safety Services division specializes in microbiology, chemistry and residue testing of food samples. Maxxam has approximately 2,500 employees in over 50 facilities across North America processing over 2.5 million samples a year.

About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 70,000 employees in around 1,330 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure, and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index. Compartment A, ISIN code FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI.