Intertek understands the unique challenges faced by organisations within the meat and poultry industry and offers a tailored solution to ensure that safe and quality products are delivered to your customers.

Ensuring the safety and authenticity of products is of critical importance to businesses operating within the meat and poultry industry. The experts at Intertek have composed a tailored solution specifically for these businesses to help them safeguard their brand, protect their customers and comply with all relevant regulations.

For your complete meat and poultry industry solution, our comprehensive service includes meat species identification to identify the meat content of your products in order to minimise the risk of food fraud and to ensure compliance with all labelling regulations. Our expert microbiologists test for the full range of food-borne micro-organisms, including Salmonella and Camplylobacter, plus our chemists can provide fast and accurate nutritional analysis. We also offer specific tests for meat and poultry products to help you identify any residues and contaminants.

With Intertek as your meat industry partner, you can be sure of a fast, accurate and reliable service from a global company with local expertise.

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To ensure compliance with all relevant labelling regulations and to minimise the risk of food fraud, our meat species identification service helps you to identify the meat content of your products. We use advanced methodologies including Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) to extract DNA from food products and accurately identify the species.

Our experts provide microbiological tests for the full range of potentially harmful food-borne micro-organisms, including pathogens like Salmonella, E.coli, Campylobacter and Listeria, along with spoilage organisms such as Yeasts and Moulds. Our team of world-class microbiologists use cutting-edge technology in our state-of-the-art laboratories around the globe.

Our team of experts work with a variety of major poultry producers and suppliers, investigating new processes to minimise the number of Campylobacter on whole meats and their packaging in retail outlets. We offer you a choice of a broad spectrum of testing methods for the detection of Campylobacter, including cultivation on selective media and confirmation of bacterial growth, and constantly review and update our testing methodologies to keep pace with the ever-evolving threats posed by Campylobacter.

Accurate nutritional analysis is essential to ensure you comply with labelling regulations and retailer specifications. Understanding nutritional content is also an intrinsic part of new product development and quality control. Intertek can ensure that you meet all regulatory requirements concerning nutritional declarations and avoid costly delays in getting your products to market.
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 tests meat and poultry products to a range of health, sanitation and safety standards including the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC). Our experts can also test for residues and contaminants including pesticides, antibiotics and heavy metals as well as nutritional aspects such as fat and moisture.

Meat and poultry products testing

  • Ash, AOAC, USDA
  • Fat,  AOAC, USDA
  • Moisture,  AOAC, USDA
  • Protein/Nitrogen,  AOAC, USDA, kjeldhal
  • Heavy Metals (as, Pb, ect),  AOAC, AA
  • Pesticides,  AOAC, USDA
  • Antibiotics & Drugs,  AOAC, HPLC, LC/MS
  • Salt, Chloride,  AOAC, titrimetric
  • Nitrates and Nitrites,  AOAC, USDA
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