SGS is now officially part of SGS North America!  We’ll now be known as SGS (SGS), and you’ll continue to receive the same level of service – and more – that you’ve come to trust and expect from CSL over the years. On May 3, 2019, SGS… Read More >

Happy 150th Birthday to the Periodic Table!

“The periodic table is arguably the most important concept in chemistry” – Peter Atkins, chemist. This month (March) marks a huge anniversary for chemists and chemistry lovers all over the world. 150 years ago, Russian chemist Dmitrii Ivanovich Mendeleev created the periodic table of the elements. Mendeleev’s table has become a staple not only in… Read More >

The Future is…BIGGER!

Even after moving to our current location in the fall of 2015, we’ve had dreams of expanding CSL’s borders- literally. With the new year upon us, we’ve began the process of renovating the front of our building into a new space for our employees and visitors. Here are pics of the new front area after… Read More >

Gummies and Chocolates and Mints, OH MY!

After being in business for over 21 years, we see thousands of samples come through our doors. One of the more interesting (and delicious) type of sample is the candy our clients send us to test. We’ve seen everything from fruit-flavored gummies to chocolate to peppermints- and all for good reason. Candy Concern In 1994,… Read More >

CSL Labs

SGS: A Unique Brand

Amid the day-to-day tasks of running a business, it can be easy to lose sight of the “big picture”. While the bottom line (the delivery of your results) are extremely important, business is about so much more than the bottom line. To create a service that lasts, one must think about what can be done… Read More >

USP 2232

Nutraceuticals & USP <2232>

Nutraceuticals are defined as products that are derived from food sources that provide health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value. These include the herbal supplements & those claiming botanical origins. Nutraceuticals also range in contents, sometimes including the entirety of a food (like ginseng) or just components that have been isolated from a… Read More >

Prop 65

Prop 65: Its Effect on Businesses

It won’t be long before Proposition 65 will be in full effect. What exactly does that mean for businesses come August 30? Under the new safe harbor rules, there must be warning labels placed on said product that state several different things. First, the label must warn the user that they may be “exposed” to… Read More >

heavy metals testing

What we mean by ‘Heavy Metals Testing’

What we are NOT If you were to Google the word “metal”, you will find the following definition: a material that is typically hard when in solid state, opaque, shiny and has a good electrical and thermal conductivity. Good to know? Sure! But does it pertain to CSL? Not really… At times, we’ll receive inquiries… Read More >

Analytical Report

Understanding CSL Analytical Reports

Analytical reports are an essential tool in the communication between a laboratory and its clients.  Whether to comply with government regulations, for sales and marketing purposes, or for your own information, it is important to understand the wealth of information found in an analytical report.  Since every laboratory has its own report format and system,… Read More >


Einstein in Turkey

CSL President, Brian LaBine, met a gentleman by the name of Dr. Hilmi Orhan, at the recent SOT conference. Dr. Orhan is a Professor of Toxicology at Ege University in Turkey and a member of the Turkish Society of Toxicology. Dr. Orhan picked up an Einstein at the show; and, as he usually does, Brian… Read More >

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