About Us


Packaging Consultants International (PCI) was incorporated in 1980 and resides at 1101 State Fair Boulevard, in Syracuse, New York. The company was originally owned and operated by Chet and Tanya Parrow, and was purchased in September 2007 by Patrick and Renee Frontale.

The company’s laboratory serves the single-service food and beverage industry by providing an integrated consultative program. Services are provided to manufacturing plants which include audits, microbiology, and chemical testing of packaging materials, and to act as a liaison to governmental regulatory agencies. PCI is approved by the FDA to conduct certifications to FDA standards of foreign manufacturers of single-serve enclosures.

PCI began its accreditation process for ISO 17025 in November 2012 by choosing A2LA as its certification body. Our strength in microbiological testing and our history of reliable results helped PCI successfully achieved accreditation against this standard in September 2013. The Scope of Accreditation includes the four primary tests techniques for which PCI is an acknowledged expert – disintegration, swab, rinse and pour contact. These include total bacteria, coliforms, yeast, and mold. See the link in the ‘Certifications and Links’ page for a copy of our current ISO 17025 Scope of Accreditation, and our Accreditation Certificate.


PCI does a great job at taking care of us and answering any questions we have.

Caryn Gorman
Manchester Packaging Co. - St. James, MO

PCI always responds in a timely manner to any request.

Justin Chavis
Polytainers Inc. - Lee’s Summit, MO

Contact Us

Packaging Consultants International
1101 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, NY 13209
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Tel: (315) 468-6234
Fax: (315) 468-6235

Email: customerservice@pcilabs.com