The production of fruit and vegetables can be a major challenge for businesses handling fresh produce; with short timescales from farm to fork and the risk of microbiological activity.
The experts at Intertek understand that businesses within the fresh produce industry need to evaluate their food safety practices during the production of fruit and vegetables. This is because consumers are demanding fresh and convenient produce, leading to the development of specific food safety practices within the fresh produce industry.
Intertek can provide effective microbiological testing, to help you develop and verify food safety and quality, as well as residue and contaminant testing. Our comprehensive service also includes organic food testing as well as a wealth of auditing and certification programmes that are appropriate to your specific operation, such as: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Food Safety System Certification (FSSC22000), British Retail Consortium (BRC) Food, GLOBALG.A.P. and many more.
We can assist you with fast, accurate and reliable testing as well as guide you through the relevant auditing and certification programmes and supply chain management, helping you to minimise risk, safeguard your brand and protect the consumer.
At every stage in the food supply chain, maintaining hygiene, preventing spoilage and avoiding contamination are important priorities for organisations handling fresh produce. Protecting consumer health by testing for the presence of harmful micro-organisms in your fruit and vegetables can be achieved with reliable microbiology testing.
Our team of world-class microbiologists use cutting-edge technology to test for the presence of Listeria, Salmonella, E.coli and many more parameters, in our state-of-the-art laboratories around the globe.
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