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Ethylene oxide residue testing

Ethylene oxide residue testing

Ensure the quality and safety of your products and protect your brand reputation with ethylene oxide and 2-Chloroethanol residue testing.


That’s a wrap - reducing food waste through sustainable and smart packaging

That’s a wrap - reducing food waste through sustainable and smart packaging

While packaging waste is a critical issue, it must be considered alongside the issue of food waste. Projects in food packaging, such as the Glopack project, aim to help delay spoilage across the food production cycle.


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Plant based solutions

Due to increasing consumer considerations around sustainability, ethics, and health, the demand for plant-based products is soaring.


News updates

Range of high fat, salt and sugar foods

Understand UK HFSS legislation in 3 points

The new series of restrictions on the promotion of foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) comes into force in England and Wales in October 2022.


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Are you following developments in precautionary allergen labelling and information?

This blog discusses precautionary allergen labelling/information (often referred to as ‘may contain’ statements) and details recent developments in this area.


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Pet foods and the unknown risk to human health

Over the years, the pet food industry has suffered several foods scares resulting in adverse health effects to those owning pets and financial impacts. In the past 3 months alone, there have been several UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) food alerts and one Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) import ban relating to pet foods.


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Bubbles in bread and aerated chocolate – it’s just air but it matters

Texture is one of the key elements to the commercial success of food. Developing or reformulating products typically requires the production and evaluation of many processes and recipe variations to identify those that give the required structure and texture.


Meat balls

Meat testing – ensuring quality and safety

Testing of meat and meat products can be used to assess quality, safety, performance and compliance with prescribed standards, both external and internal, and legislation.


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Reformulation can lead to cost savings and increased sustainability

With consumers increasingly looking for healthier alternatives but the same great taste, the pressure was on for our client, a well-known bread manufacturer. This client came to us to reduce the fat content in its gluten-free bread while maintaining the same great sensory quality and cost.


COVID-19 information and services

Coronavirus services – help with COVID-19

Coronavirus services – help with COVID-19

In response to the current pandemic, we are developing methods to help the food industry control and detect SARS-CoV-2.

New swab testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Swab testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

These swab tests allow us to check for the virus on your premises. Allowing you to check your cleaning regimes are effective or as a way to reassure your workforce.

Ensuring factory hygiene to prevent COVID-19

Ensuring factory hygiene to prevent COVID-19

Our food management systems specialists provide a checklist of actions and tips to help guard your factory from SARS-CoV-2.

Does your air cleaning system remove SARS-CoV-2?

Validation of air cleaning systems

With our purpose-built aerobiology laboratory capable of representing factory conditions, our experienced microbiologists have developed a new test procedure to validate air cleaning systems on a scale not replicated elsewhere in the UK.

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