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

Tests and services to help control 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 April

Our face-to-face training returns this month!

Our face-to-face training returns this month!

We’re excited to announce the return of onsite training courses in April, with extensive social distancing measures in place to help keep you safe. Book with confidence as we won't charge cancellation or transfer fees if COVID-19 causes any problems.Browse our training courses

‘Use by’, ‘best before’, ‘display until’ – what’s the difference and why does it matter?

‘Use by’, ‘best before’, ‘display until’ – what’s the difference and why does it matter?

​Date marks include ‘best before’, ‘best before end’ and ‘use by’. Let’s look at what they mean and how they are different from each other.  Read the blog

Upcoming course: USA food and drink labelling – 28-29 April

Upcoming course: USA food and drink labelling – 28-29 April

​Exporting to the United States? Ensure your labels are compliant with American regulations with this online course led by our specialists in this area.

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Food Safety course: Advanced

Food Safety course: Advanced (Level 4) – 12-26 May

Those responsible for food operation management must be trained to a level that enables them to demonstrate their competency. This course will help those in need of this training to become proficient in this area.  Find out more

Peter Headridge

What’s it like becoming a CEO during a pandemic?

Our CEO Peter Headridge assumed this position at the start of 2021. We picked his brains in a recent Q&A to find out about the unique challenges that present themselves when leading a company through a health crisis.  Read his blog

 

New project to investigate the microbiological safety of bread

New project to investigate the microbiological safety of bread

​We are looking for partners to join a new research project that aims to help manufacturers and retailers understand and control the potential risks posed by Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum) in bread products. Find out more.

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.