Our UK food testing facilities are strategically located to effectively and efficiently service local, regional and international clients. Our UK laboratory is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 4065.

Intertek Food Services UK is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No.4065

Visit the UKAS website to view our Schedule of Certification

Intertek has a network of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities based in the UK, providing cutting edge food testing and analysis services.

Our team of experts can assist with all your food testing requirements including microbiology, including pathogens like E.coli, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria, along with nutritional analysis, shelf life testing, label reviews, allergens, meat species identification, food fraud and water testing.

We provide accurate results in fast turnaround times, from as little as 24 hours for some UK services.

Food-borne illnesses caused by pathogens or spoilage can have serious consequences for consumers and brands alike. To protect public health and comply with food safety regulations, testing for the presence of potentially harmful micro-organisms is crucial.

Our world-class specialists carry out microbiology testing for the full range of potentially harmful food-borne micro-organisms, including pathogens like E.coli, E.coli O157, Campylobacter, Salmonella, and Listeria, along with spoilage organisms such as Yeasts and Moulds.

Greater consumer demand for product information means that food labelling requirements are becoming increasingly stringent around the globe.

Falling short of legislation in their target market can have negative consequences for manufacturers.

Our label validation services cover aspects such as layout, language and updates on regulatory changes, preparing you for trouble-free expansion into international markets.

Find out more about our UK-based label validation services for food and supplements in our factsheet

Testing for the presence of contaminated products requires both accurate and quick results, making working with a trusted partner particularly important. 

You need to be sure that the provider understands the technology and applies the latest methods of detection.

At Intertek, we are fast to adapt to your meat speciation testing needs and are able to offer you analysis at our state-of-the-art laboratory facility with experts able to perform Real Time PCR or ELISA testing.

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 methods and technology, and are accredited to the international standard for quality management (ISO 17025). Therefore, you can be sure of a high quality, cost effective service which delivers accurate test results that will help to demonstrate compliance with statutory requirements.

Information including calorie, fat, protein and carbohydrate content is displayed on food packaging to help consumers to understand the nutritional value of the food they eat. This is alongside a range of other values including vitamin and mineral content which may also be displayed.

Each labelling requirement may vary between countries and products, and additionally individual retailers may also have their own specifications.

Our experts can guide you through the wealth of nutritional testing and labelling requirements that are relevant for your target markets, and provide accurate nutritional analysis results in as little as 24 hours.

Our state-of-the-art food laboratories can carry out accurate testing and analysis to minimise the risk of food fraud to your business.

Our expert advisory team can also assist with globally recognised certifications like FSSC 22000 and HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) to demonstrate your commitment to food safety and ensure full traceability of your ingredients.

At our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, our experts can handle high volumes of water samples to the highest standard for the healthcare industry. Sample testing of the water system is a sure way of monitoring the microbial quality of water and assists in the compliance of all relevant legislations and guidance. We provide a broad range of UKAS accredited microbiological tests including Legionella culture and 100ml filtration for total Coliform, E.coli, Enterococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and sulphite reducing Clostridia.

We can also assist with the monitoring of recreational waters including swimming pools and spas. Our water specialists conduct regular chemical monitoring which take place on site with further verification testing carried our at our laboratory facilities. We also provide bespoke microbiological monitoring; testing total viable counts, total Coliform, E.coli, Enterococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella.

Campylobacter is a food-borne pathogen and is a major cause of food poisoning. Intertek is the partner you can trust to help you detect this bacteria in your food products.




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