Our global network of experts can provide you with a complete solution to enable you to bring your new products to market quickly.

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.

From sensory analysis, health claims and label reviews, to nutritional analysis, shelf life, allergen testing, meat species, and food contact packaging. Our food experts can also guide you through the wealth of regulations including the European Regulation (1169/2011)to enable your products to speed to market and comply.

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.

Health claims on food labels and in advertisements are a representation that a relationship exists between the consumption of a food product and health.

Many countries have regulations in place to ensure that health claims are scientifically substantiated. Today, a global perspective is essential to gaining approval in multiple markets.

Intertek’s scientific consultants understand the regulatory hurdles to food health claims and can assist you with the documentation and submissions.

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 necessary global regulations to bring your products to market both quickly and safely.

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.

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.

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.

At Intertek, our experts can guide you through the wealth of nutritional testing and labelling requirements that are relevant for your target markets.

Our team of qualified sensory analysis experts provide testing services for all food products.

In general we will assess four essential parameters: odour, taste, look, and consistency.

Where food products require specialist testing, we have the expertise to match.

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.

The EU introduced a regulation (European Regulation 1169/2011) stipulating that food business operators marketing food and food products within the EU should subject their products to a comprehensive label review to ensure compliance with the new rules.

The Regulation came into force on the 12th December 2011 with a three year transition period to allow businesses to adapt to the new rules, plus an additional two years to comply with the provisions on mandatory nutrition declaration.

The experts at Intertek can help guide you through these changes to ensure your products comply.

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