NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS
FOOD MICROBIOLOGY
WATER MICROBIOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
SHELF LIFE VERIFICATION
ALLERGENS
COOKING VALIDATION
FOOD SAFETY CONSULTANCY
QUALITY SYSTEMS CONSULTANCY

WELCOME TO FOODTEST LABORATORIES LTD
ESTABLISHED 1994

FIRST FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE

Foodtest Laboratories Ltd. is a UKAS (ISO:17025), Tesco and Marks & Spencer approved Laboratory.

We pride ourselves on providing a high quality, cost effective food testing resource with a focus on excellent customer service. We excel in meeting tight deadlines and reporting timescales.

Foodtest caters for all sizes of testing contracts from one off tests, for microbiology or nutritional analysis, to multi site daily collections for established food manufacturing companies.

We use our own fleet of chilled sample collection vans to offer flexibility of collections for our customers and to ensure that sample integrity is maintained.

For our regular customers samples can be booked in and ‘live’ results can be accessed through The Foodtest Portal. Customers can also request telephone and email confirmation of microbiological pathogen positive results 365 days a year.

All customers receive pdf reports by email when full results are available.

Our Services

NUTRITIONAL TESTING
FOR LABELLING

Foodtest offer UKAS Accredited (ISO 17025) Category 2 Nutritional Testing for food and beverage products at extremely competitive prices.  We are the only Laboratory in the UK that can offer same day and next day Category 2 Analysis to ISO 17025 Standards.  Results turnarounds up to 15 days are available.

FOOD MICROBIOLOGY
TESTING

UKAS Accredited (ISO 17025) Microbiological testing of food and beverage products is offered to determine product safety and product quality. This can be performed per batch or can be reviewed over time to verify product shelf life.

WATER MICROBIOLOGY
TESTING

UKAS Accredited (ISO 17025) testing of environmental water samples is available. A water testing regime is used in food production facilities to provide assurances that the water system does not contain microorganisms that may contaminate the product or environment.

ENVIRONMENTAL
SWAB TESTING

Foodtest Laboratories Ltd provide a UKAS Accredited (ISO 17025)  testing service for environmental swabs. The use of a swabbing regime in food production areas will provide assurances that the environment does not contain organisms which may contaminate the product.

SHELF-LIFE
TESTING

Use By and Best Before Shelf-Life Verification testing is available for all types of food and beverage products. The products are stored at the applicable temperature for the projected timeframe and tested periodically for microbiological safety and quality.

ALLERGEN &
SPECIES TESTING

Allergens in food products and beverages are a serious and increasing concern. Testing is available to determine their levels and results can be available from 2 days to 10 days. Species testing is also available within the same time frames.

COOKING
VALIDATION

Most food packaging requires details of the cooking/heating procedure to be applied before consumption of the product. We can offer cooking validation testing which includes the use of controlled environments and calibrated ovens and timers to ensure that the information on the packaging is accurate and safe.

FOOD INDUSTRY
CONSULTANCY

Foodtest has an expert team of microbiologists, chemists, quality control and crisis management consultants ready to assist with any queries or investigations. Our consultants have worldwide experience in the food industry working for all sizes of corporations and high-profile cases.

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ABOUT US

Foodtest Laboratories was established in 1994.  The company’s aim is to offer reliable and on time microbiological and chemistry testing to the food and beverage industry. ISO 17025 accreditation (UKAS) soon followed and the company continued to grow culminating in the relocation of the laboratories in 2009 and then again in 2017. The business relocated again in 2022 to its current home in the City of Doncaster.

We employ a team of microbiologists, chemists and consultants that are available on site to answer queries and assist with investigations and incidents.