Sumner Analytical Services
Qualifications
SA Services is recognized by the California  State Attorney Office as a resource in the investigation of toxic substances in foods to determine risk based  levels plus industry  recognized prevention and controls. SA Services is also an approved agent to verify compliance to the Prop 65 regulations.  Industries represented by SA Services include, Mexican Candy Companies, Whole and Dried chili and chili powder, Seasonings and Spices, Prepared fruit juices, rice production and ingredients, Drying and milling of chocolate, sugar production, toothpaste, and dried fruits.


Here are some representative examples of additional services recently provided by Sumner Analytical:

Legal Assistance | Licensed Expert Witness | Risk Assessment | Toxicology | Food Production Consulting Services

Legal Assistance
  • Sumner Analytical provided technical coaching to the successful defense of a restaurant in a food borne illness case of suspected salmonella poisoning in shrimp.
  • Sumner Analytical provided technical coaching in the defense of a food processor associated with an outbreak of E coli H7:0157.
Licensed Expert Witness
  • Sumner Analytical was the expert witness for the plaintiff in a successful wrongful death case involving Methyl Bromide poisoning of ship personnel.
  • Sumner Analytical was the expert witness for the plaintiff in a successful wrongful death case involving Methyl Bromide poisoning of a dock worker.
  • Sumner analytical was the expert witness for the plaintiff in a successful case of pesticide drift into organic production from conventional agricultural production

Risk Assessment
  • Sumner Analytical is currently providing risk assessment to the State Attorney General of California (Prop.65) by identification of lead contamination in imported candy and developing prevention practices.
  • Sumner Analytical provided risk assessment to the World Bank, by identification of hazardous pesticide use, residues and exposure in Nicaragua agricultural community.
  • Sumner Analytical provided risk assessment to the State of California Air Resource Board, in monitoring Methyl Bromide drift from agricultural sites to residential areas.
Toxicology
  • Sumner Analytical provided three toxicological studies for the Treated Wood Industry in assessing arsenic, copper, and chromium exposure to workers
  • Sumner Analytical provided a toxicological study for the FDA of perchlorate residues in raw agricultural produce

Food Production Consulting Services
  • Sumner Analytical provided a study on mold contamination causes by excess moisture in the processing, storage, and shipping of walnuts being sold in Germany.
  • Sumner Analytical provided a study on adulteration of wine by commercially objectionable odors caused by mold in transit to Europe.

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