With complex food supply chains, it is becoming ever more difficult for food business operators to have confidence that the products they are buying and selling are exactly as they are claimed. Food integrity issues can happen due to incidental contamination or through economically motivated substitution as seen during the horsemeat scandal which affected a wide range of businesses across Europe in 2013.
Although the horsemeat scandal wasn’t a food safety issue, adulteration of foods can have dire consequences. One of the worst examples of this was with the Melamine adulteration scandal which resulted in the deaths of six infants.
The team at ALS is experienced in investigative work into food products and ingredients to ensure that they are exactly as claimed. With access to both DNA and Chemical based methods and software tools to categorise and interpret result, ALS is ready to help you with your Authenticity based problems.
Our extensive industry experience and knowledge of the tests required ensures compliance to international regulations and standards. Our clients can have the confidence in the integrity of their results as ALS holds a variety of accreditations, certifications and relevant approvals.LEARN MORE