About Us

Hahn Laboratories is a US-based food testing laboratory with over 70 years experience

Like many veterans, Col. Edward R. Hahn returned home from his service in WWII looking for a new career and a way to start his civilian life.  In 1947, the decorated veteran launched Hahn Laboratories in Columbia, SC.  In that same year, Col. Hahn became a member of the AOCS (The American Oil Chemists Society). He also became a member of the NCPA (National Cottonseed Products Association) and the lab has been listed as an official chemistry lab since its beginnings. In August 1953, the lab moved to its current location on Flora Street.  With time and continued growth as a leader in the industry, the company incorporated in 1987.  Hahn Laboratories initially focused its services on testing cottonseed and its byproducts; however, the company quickly expanded its services to include testing for other agricultural products. 

Ed Hahn’s son, Frank, worked at the lab throughout his college years and in 1984 joined the company fulltime.  He became an AOCS and NCPA member in 1985.  In 1990, Frank assumed operation of Hahn Laboratories and continues to run the company today. Under Frank Hahn’s guidance Hahn Laboratories has expanded its testing services and the regions it serves. He has built the company’s reputation by providing customized services to meet the special requirements of customers throughout the world. His hands-on involvement in the company insures that Hahn Laboratories continues to distinguish itself in the service it has provided for over 70 years. 

CERTIFICATIONS AND DESIGNATIONS

  • Moved to current location in August 1953
  • Incorporated in 1987
  • Approved chemist for the AOCS in oilseed meal unground soybean meal, soybean oil and aflatoxin
  • Certified laboratory for AOCS in referee analysis of soybean meal
  • Member of the NCPA (National Cottonseed Products Association) 1947
  • Listed as an official chemist for the NCPA
  •          Listed as an official weigher and inspector by the NCPA

  • Listed in the NOPA (National Oilseed Processors Association) yearbook as an official laboratory for referee analysis on soybean meal and soybean oil
  • Listed as an official laboratory for MICA (Meat Importers Council of America)
  • Frank Hahn is a member of the chemist committee for the NCPA and on the exam board committee for the AOCS 
  • He has participated in these organizations for over 30 years
  •           Permitted to perform testing for out-of-country customers

Areas of Analytical expertise

  • Cottonseed, cottonseed oil, meal and other cottonseed products
  • Peanuts, peanut oil, meal and other peanut products
  • Soybeans, soybean oil, meal and other soybean products
  • All oilseeds and meal from oilseeds (canola, sunflower, etc.)
  • Animal feeds, feed ingredients (corn, wheat, meat meal, midds, etc.)
  • Wood products, particle board, fiber board
  • Meats, finished products, raw material
  • Mycotoxins
  • Pet Treats
  • Organo Tin Compounds

Our Services

OILS, FATS & GREASE

Acid Value, AOM Stability, Ash, Bleach Test, Color, Flashpoint, Flavor, FFA(Free Fatty Acid), insoluable impurities,iodine Value, Moisture, MIU, Melting point, Neutral Oil, Neutral Oil Loss, Peroxide Value, Refining Loss, Refining Color, Saponification Value, Smoke Point, Soap, Specific Gravity, Total Fatty Acid (TFA), Unsaponifiabie Matter

Meals, Feeds & Feed Ingredients

Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), AOM of extracted oil/fat, Ash, Calcium, Carbohydrates (calculation), Calories (calculation), Chloride, Fat (ether extraction), Fat (acid hydrolysis), Fiber, FFA on extracted fat, iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Moisture, Moisture (vacuum oven), Nitrogen, Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Oil, Peroxide Value on extracted oil/fat, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Protein (Kjeldahl), Protein Solubility, Sait, Sand/Silica, Sodium, Urea, Urease Activity, Zinc

Mvcotoxins

Aflatoxin, Vomitoxin (DON), Fumonisin, Ochratoxin, T2/HT2 Toxin, Zearalenone

Meats & Pet Treats

Ash, Fat, Fiber, Moisture, Protein, Salt

Minerals

Calcium (Ca), Chloride (CI), Iron (Fe), Magnesium (Mg), Manganese (Mn), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Sodium (Na), Zinc (Zn), others

Referee Soybean Meals

Moisture, Fat, Fiber, Protein

Organo Tin Compounds

Stannous Tin, Total Tin 

Wood Products

Particle Board & Fiber Board: Ash, Moisture, Nitrogen, Silica/Sand

Grades on Commodities

Whole Cottonseed: Foreign Matter, Moisture, FFA, Oil/Fat, Ammonia, Protein, Fiber(not included in grade)
Peanuts: Foreign Matter, Moisture, FFA, Oil, Ammonia, Protein,Yields 
Soybean: Foreign Matter, Moisture, FFA, Oil, Ammonia, Protein, Yields

  • OILS, FATS & GREASE

    OILS, FATS & GREASE

  • Meals, Feeds & Feed Ingredients

    Meals, Feeds & Feed Ingredients

  • Mvcotoxins

    Mvcotoxins

  • Meats & Pet Treats

    Meats & Pet Treats

  • Minerals

    Minerals

  • Referee Soybean Meals

    Referee Soybean Meals

  • Organo Tin Compounds

    Organo Tin Compounds

  • Wood Products

    Wood Products

  • Grades on Commodities

    Grades on Commodities

Accreditations & Enlistments