Find out if your favorite salad is safe or full of pesticides.
Professional lab testing was never so easy!
How does it work?
Have you ever wondered how good the products really are when walking through a supermarket, ordering online or eating out? Now there is an easy way to find out! And everything is controlled by you as a consumer!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is TestSharing?
TestSharing is a crowdfunding platform for consumer requested food testing. It's your new mobile tool to find out what is really in your favorite food!
Is TestSharing free?
Yes! Both downloading and user registration are free of charge! While using TestSharing you choose if and how much you want to contribute to fund a test.
How can TestSharing help me make healthier food choices?
Healthy food has various aspects and choosing a well balanced and tasty diet remains up to you! Testsharing helps you finding out about harmful chemicals, hygiene and freshness by making lab tests affordable and easy to order for everyone. Rely on your own results instead of brand promises!
Who performs the tests for TestSharing?
TestSharing only works with certified, professional laboratories. All test reports you receive from TestSharing are original lab reports which contain the name and contact of the performing lab.
Aren't all products already controlled?
Professional lab tests are expensive and time consuming. Governmental control bodies do perform occasional product safety tests to ensure public safety, but unfortunately food safety violations and scandals still occur. Producers and distributors also have their own quality control strategies. It depends on their budget and priorities how many tests they perform.
How do I know what to test for?
TestSharing was developed with experienced food scientists and chemists to give you access to the best up-to date food tests. We selected the most relevant risks in each food product to give you most valuable results. All you have to do is select a product and read our test suggestion!
How long is a test result valid and how representative is it?
The test result is valid as long as the producer of the tested product keeps the same standards and processes. This can vary, so we cannot give a general validity date. Our reports are kept in the database for 2 years, then removed. A test result always refers to a particular sample and doesn't represent the whole batch.
How fast is TestSharing?
You can choose the time period for funding your test. Once funded and sample received by the lab, it takes 10 days until you receive the results.
How to get started?
To start using TestSharing, all you need is a smart phone. The TestSharing app is available on Android and iOS platforms.
How can I pay for the tests I want to fund? And what happens if a test doesn't get enough funding?
You can use paypal or apple pay for payment. If a test doesn't get enough funding, you get your money back as TestSharing credits to your account and can use them for other tests anytime.
How does the sampling work?
As initiator of a new test request you define the day you want the test to start. As soon as the test is fully funded, you receive sampling instructions per email. Sampling means to purchase about 200g of the product, pack and mail it to the lab according to the instructions. If you prefer full service, choose TestSharing to do the sampling for you. So far, TestSharing sampling is available in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.