BV Brief on Mold Analysis

08/11/17

Enhanced Mold Analysis:  Solutions beyond presence or absence of mold 

In today’s global market, shipments often travel around the world. Occasionally, a shipment can be received in which the products exhibit discoloration or other surface imperfections, or they may have a musty odor. These characteristics could signify the presence of mold. This poses a serious problem for many vendors and retailers since such products will not be able to be placed on the market. The questions now surrounding your situation are:

• Is it mold?
• If it is mold, does it pose a threat to human health?
• Do we have to dispose of the entire shipment?

BV Solutions 

Most clients require more information than is it mold, to make a business decision. Is the mold active (growing) on your product?  What is the mold genus? Additional steps must be taken to determine the kind of mold and potential threat to human health.

Mold Analysis is done to identify and determine the specific mold genus. Standard turnaround time is six business days and expedited service is available. 

• When information about the potential implications to human health with this particular type of mold is needed, then a Mold Analysis for species is needed. Standard turnaround time is ten days. 

• Next a Toxicological Risk Assessment based on the genus and species is done by a toxicologist to determine the potential implications to human health. Standard turnaround time is seven – eight business days and expedited service is available.

Many Bureau Veritas clients only do Mold Analysis for Genus to make a business decision.  When more information is needed regarding the potential implications to human health for the specific product, then the mold species must be determined and a Toxicological Risk Assessment performed.  

Have Mold Questions?
Contact Bureau Veritas Engineering Services.
 

Costs and turnaround times are situation specific. Please contact us to create a plan that meets your needs, timeframe and budget. 

Tel: t 1-800-277-3300 or +1 716-505-3300)
Email:  
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