Intertek is a leading provider of testing and analysis services to the global food industry. We can help you implement comprehensive food safety and quality strategies, and achieve compliance with local, national and international regulations.

Food testing is integral to the efficient production of safe, quality products. With the food industry increasingly subject to scrutiny, testing to ensure compliance with food safety regulations and to protect public health, is a must.

Our comprehensive range of food testing services includes microbiology to test for pathogens like Salmonella, E.coli, Campylobacter and Listeria, as well as spoilage organisms such as Yeasts and Moulds, underpinned by our expert shelf life testing service. We can provide all of your chemical and nutritional requirements with nutritional analysis, meat species identification and more. Intertek can also provide expert testing services to detect allergens, residues and contaminants, as well as specialist services for all your food packaging, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and honey analysis needs. If you would like to understand how consumers perceive your food products, our sensory analysis services can help you with your requirements.

We use the latest methods and technology to identify risk factors, improve quality, efficiency and to add value to the market. As your testing partner, you can be sure of fast turnaround times and accurate test results, demonstrating compliance with statutory requirements. 

From our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, our world-class technicians use cutting edge technology including Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing, 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 chemical and nutritional analysis service incorporates a comprehensive nutritional analysis on your products, helping you to comply with the labelling regulations in your destination markets, including the Food & Drug Administration in the USA with our FDA food nutritional label testing. You can also identify the meat content to minimise the risk of food fraud and to ensure your product labels are correct with our accurate and reliable meat species identification service. We can also assist with specialist tests for organic food, honey authenticity and honey and hive products.

Intertek provides expert insight and comprehensive solutions for food packaging, including migration testing, food contact testing, sensory analysis (testing for food tainting), colour bleeding, resistance to saliva and perspiration, foreseeable use assessment, physical hazard assessment and many more.

At Intertek, we offer comprehensive GMO detection services and a certification programme to perform quality control and assessment of GMO-status in products and production. Combined with our analytical expertise, we offer day-to-day support to meet regulatory and consumer demands.

At every stage in the food supply chain, maintaining hygiene, preventing spoilage and avoiding contamination are important priorities for processors, manufacturers and retailers. Protecting consumer health by testing for the presence of harmful micro-organisms in your food and seafood products can be achieved with reliable microbiology testing.

Our team of world-class microbiologists use cutting-edge technology to test for the presence of pathogens like Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella and E.coli amongst many more parameters, in our state-of-the-art laboratories around the globe. 

Given the complexity of factors contributing to the shelf life of food, our experts can also offer a bespoke service which is tailor-made to the composition of your products, storage and packaging.

Whilst the responsible use of pesticides, fungicides and herbicides can help to bolster crop resistance to disease and pests as well as increase yields, the overuse or use of forbidden pesticides can lead to the accumulation of harmful chemical residues. We provide expert trace residue analysis services, helping to ensure your products meet the required standards.

Contaminants in food products can cause damage to the consumer as well as your brand's reputation. Manufacturers play an important role in this process and have a responsibility to follow guidelines and ensure consumer safety. Intertek understands these challenges and through our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and testing methods we can help you with a range of Microbiological, Physical and Chemical contamination needs including mycotoxins, heavy metals and process contaminants such as acrylamide and dioxins. 

The experts at Intertek can support your business in implementing a sensory evaluation strategy into your processes. We can assist you with the organoleptic analyses of food and dishes, including their preparation for characterisation of product standards and marketability monitoring at different stages throughout its shelf life. We can also help you with the organoleptic evaluation of honey according to the Honey Directive, difference testing for the investigation of product changes, product development, production and storage changes, the set up of customised expert panels for organoleptic analyses on a regular basis and training, including workshops for organoleptic analysis and customer-specific sensory training.

At Intertek we have a global network of over 1000 laboratories, including 29 state-of-the-art food-testing laboratories with centres of excellence in Germany, the United Kingdom and China, and expert testing facilities in the USA, Canada, India, Vietnam, South Korea, Peru, Sweden, Italy, Chile, Poland, Turkey, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the UAE, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

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