The role of food testing laboratories has never been more critical. Safety and quality are of major concern to consumers, governments, and food producers. These groups face a variety of challenges, including a growing number of food contaminants, more stringent regulations, protection of trade markets, preservation of brand image, and increased competition. Waters is a leader in developing food testing systems that integrate column & sample prep chemistries, analytical instrumentation and data management software. Waters comprehensive solutions enable food laboratories to identify diverse chemical compounds, meet compliance requirements, decrease operation costs, increase productivity, and, most importantly, help ensure public safety.