Modern life is a busy life; consumers choose meals based on ease, convenience and speed. With the demand for convenient and high quality food constantly on the rise, pressure is placed on manufacturers to deliver safe and exciting new products to a changing world.

Intertek works at every stage of the food supply chain and we have a wealth of experience in preparing convenience food products for market. From sensory analysis, health claims, regulatory compliance and microbiological testing including for Salmonella, Campylobacter and E. coli., to label reviews, nutritional analysis, shelf life, allergen testing, meat species identification and food contact packaging.

Our global network of experts can support your team in understanding the requirements to enter the market faster and in the most efficient way, helping you to transform your new product from a concept into a reality.

From our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, our world-class technicians use cutting edge technology including Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing, to accurately determine the presence of allergens, even at very low levels.

Intertek's food packaging analysis expertise includes food safety testing, quality assessment and control, problem solving and support in research and development. From testing the food safety and quality of the food packaging material till support in development and failure analyses.

By performing an array of state-of-the-art assessments, evaluations, and laboratory tests on food-contact packaging and related materials, we ensure your packaging materials comply with all the necessary global regulations to bring your products to market both quickly and safely.

Global Food Safety Initiative or GFSI is a worldwide initiative lead by retailers and manufacturers looking to standardise international food safety and reduce the number of audits taking place. As an accredited body we are able to support your needs across multiple globally recognised set of certifications from: British Retail Consortium (BRC), Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000), GLOBALG.A.P, International Featured Standards (IFS) and Safe Quality Foods (SQF).

Intertek offers a wide range of food certification services of your systems, processes and products, delivered by a team of expert auditors. Including: ISO 22000Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP)ISO 9001Good Catering Practice (GCP) and Good Manufacturing Practice programmes (GMP).

Intertek's global network of food laboratories can provide you with accurate and reliable meat species testing services to analyse and identify the meat content of your products, including horse, beef, pork, lamb, chicken and dog.

From our state-of-the-art microbiology laboratory facilities, our world-class microbiologists test for the full range of potentially harmful food-borne micro-organisms, including pathogens like Campylobacter, Salmonella, E.coli and Listeria, along with spoilage organisms such as Yeasts and Moulds.

Given the complexity of factors contributing to the shelf life of food, our experts can offer a bespoke service which is tailor-made to the composition of your products, storage and packaging. Our laboratories use the latest shelf life testing methods and technology, therefore you can be sure of a high quality, cost effective service which delivers accurate shelf life test results that will help to demonstrate compliance with statutory requirements.

Intertek can provide your business with a comprehensive range of services to support you throughout the new product development process helping making your ideas a reality. Whether you are creating a new convenience food or adjusting your product’s recipe to comply with a range of unhealthy food taxes including the sugar tax, Intertek can provide a comprehensive suite of services to support your concept.

At our network of laboratories located around the world, we conduct nutritional analysis for all your convenience food products. Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped to determine values for all mandatory and voluntary measures including calorie, carbohydrate, fat, protein and fibre content, as well as vitamins and minerals.

Intertek’s experts offer label translation and validation services to assess your product labelling and to ensure that every aspect, including layout and language, complies with national and international legislation.

The experts at Intertek can support your business in implementing a sensory evaluation strategy into your processes. Evaluating the sensory aspects of your products is a vital tool and can be applied at various stages of production and product development. It can be used for quality control, to determine shelf life, to gauge whether a new product is worth launching onto the market, for flavour profiling to identify the sensory attributes driving consumer preferences and for taint identification to check if your product is affected by storage or packaging.

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