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), BRCGS Food Safety, 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.

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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.

In order to meet the strict regulations in place around the world regarding prohibited and restricted chemicals as well as helping you to avoid recalls through unwanted contaminants getting into your food products, Intertek can provide a comprehensive residue and contaminant service to help you comply, maintain your reputation and keep consumers safe.

With Intertek as your partner, we will provide guidance on legislation within your destination markets and help you to develop the necessary risk based monitoring plans to enable your business to succeed. Reliable and accurate analysis plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality of organic foods. Intertek uses cutting edge methodology and years of experience to ensure fast turnaround times and accurate test results.

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) helps the food industry to develop, implement and evaluate the safety and quality of the operation process. As an experienced and respected food safety certification body, Intertek has the expertise in the full range of international safety regulations and can help you formulate a cogent, cost effective food safety management system.

At Intertek we offer you more than a certificate, we have the expertise, experience and global presence to support and guide you through the entire process, helping you to meet the challenges and maximise the benefits of Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000).

Intertek is a fully UK accredited certification body, authorised to carry out food safety audits and award BRCGS Food, as well as a selection of other BRCGS Food.

As an accredited GLOBALG.A.P. certification body, we can support you through training, pre-audit assessment, final audit and follow up assessments. As a globally accepted integrated standard, adopting GLOBALG.A.P. saves you dealing with numerous different audits, and to match the global scope of the programme, we have experts all over the world with the knowledge and experience needed to help you achieve certification.

As your global supply chain management partner we can supervise the entire operation, securing product safety and quality and implementing full traceability. We have a global network of experts ready to provide the full range of services needed for a complete supply chain management system.