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SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) testing and prevention

We offer a suite of tests and services to help control SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and detect its presence in your working environment so that you can keep your workforce safe and your operations running. Find out more

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News updates in February

COVID-19 Workforce testing programmes

COVID-19 Workforce testing programmes

We can relieve some of your Covid-19 worries by helping you to reassure your clients, your business and your staff that you’re taking the best possible care of them and protecting them at work by early identification of any issues.

Study uses VR to determine which on-pack claims sway consumers

On-pack sensory claims such as ‘Great taste!’ are powerful marketing tools, but which ones motivate consumers to purchase products? We immersed consumers into a virtual supermarket to find out.

Guidance on the design, implementation and control of cleaning and disinfection of food factories

Updated guidance on food factory hygiene helps manufacturers produce safe products

​We have updated guidance on the design, implementation and control of cleaning and disinfection of food factories. The revised version will help food and drink manufacturers ensure their factories are cleaned and disinfected effectively

Online learning

Online tutor led courses

​We have established a wide range of online tutor led courses so that you can access food and drink training from home or remotely

Spring MIG meetings

Member benefit: Spring MIG meetings – online and our most interactive yet

​Our member interest group meetings return this March and they promise to be one of the most thought-provoking online events you’ll attend this year. With industry insights from experts and the opportunity to network, it’s one you’ll not want to miss!

COVID-19 information and services

Fit to fly testing

Fit to Fly packs

We offer PCR testing that is highly accurate and sensitive to early detection of SARS-Cov-2. PCR testing detects lower levels of virus than other available methods.

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.