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About Alden

Alden is a technology company focused on making product and process testing simple and informative for companies throughout the agriculture supply chain. Alden is a platform where members can conduct on-demand testing, access and share information, trace and track products, certify quality of products, and access other software features that keep you in compliance and maximize the quality of your product. Alden’s mission is to make it simple for our members to get the product and process information they need, when they need it.

USDA Support

The development of Alden has been supported and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). As a result, the Alden platform was developed to account for USDA and FDA initiatives and regulations- including HACCP, FSMA and the "New Era of Smarter Food Safety".


Alden’s laboratories and testing methods meet or exceed the certifications required for laboratory operations and testing. Alden’s Kansas City, MO laboratory is CLIA approved, which meets the requirements for the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. Testing methods used and distributed by Alden are accredited as official methods by AOAC International.

Alden Membership

Testing is an important process to provide information on the quality of a product or process to ensure production of the highest quality products that are competitive in taste, nutritional value, and price. Testing is the only certain way to know the quality of your product, remain in compliance, and protect your customer, but today testing is complicated, time consuming and an expensive process that prevents you from integrating testing into your routine processes. Alden is changing that, and making it simple.

Alden provides products and services that make quality, compliance and routine testing easy for you, and informative for your customers. Alden offers a membership subscription which allows members to send product and environmental samples for fast, easy and affordable test results. Check out what else is included in your Alden membership:

✅ Microbiological (pathogen) testing for product and environmental samples

✅ Guaranteed 24 hour turnaround time for test results (does not apply to Listeria Monocytogenes)

✅ On-Demand testing; don't fill out a sample submittal form, just send samples when you want to

✅ Create and share digital Certificates of Analysis (COA)

✅ Track and trace samples and test results

🕓 Coming Soon: 1) Guaranteed 12 hour turnaround time for microbiological testing 2) Allergen testing 3) Digital HACCP automation


For a limited time, you can sign up for the Alden free trial. Free trial members get to try Alden for no fees for 4 months or 50 tests/COAs. At the end of the free trial period, you will have the choice to upgrade to the paid membership plan. Paid membership fees include an annual subscription fee and a flat fee of $50 per test.

Sign Up to Try Alden for Free

  1. Complete your membership form here

  2. Receive credentials to login to your Alden member account

  3. Start sending samples for certified test results