UK Food Testing and Labelling
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 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.
The accurate and reliable detection of allergens ensures the safety and quality of your products and processes, verifies food properties for labelling and ultimately safeguards your brand image.
From our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, our world-class technicians use cutting edge technology to accurately determine the presence of allergens, even at very low levels.
Our laboratories can test for the majority of allergenic ingredients as listed in Annex ii of Regulation (EU) No1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers.
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 (Food Safety System Certification) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) to demonstrate your commitment to food safety and ensure full traceability of your ingredients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Testing ServicesVisit our dedicated page to understand more about our Campylobacter testing services.
Label validation for food and supplementsFind out more about our UK-based label validation services for food and supplements in our factsheet
Whitepaper: An Overview of Testing for Rancidity in Fats and OilsDownload Intertek's whitepaper, An Overview of Testing for Rancidity in Fats and Oils.
White PaperThe Increased Risk of Food Fraud after Brexit: How Meat Speciation Testing Can Help in Determining Authenticity and Safety
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