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Food testing

ALS has decades of experience in delivering the highest standards of service with the utmost integrity. Whether you require analytical testing of food and drink, dairy, water, or technical services help, ALS offers a comprehensive range of microbiological, physical, and chemical testing services combined with industry-leading technical expertise and customer service.

All of our laboratories across the UK and Ireland are either UKAS (1282) accredited, or INAB accredited to ISO 17025 with other relevant accreditations in place where necessary. Our independent quality department undertakes an internal programme of self-inspection to ensure that our exacting standards are met, and by participating in a number of proficiency schemes we remain at the forefront of the industry.
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Food Safety & Quality Testing

With accredited food testing laboratories strategically located across the UK and Ireland we are able to offer our customers an unrivalled range of tests and services provided by our experienced and knowledgeable staff, backed up with the reassurance that comes from our extensive range of accreditations. Testing services include:


Specialist Microbiology

The specialist micro department is a dedicated team of technical experts able to provide a variety of bespoke microbiology services as part of a genuine one-stop-shop solution. The team carries out  a wide range of bespoke trials including challenge tests, validation projects, and investigative microbiology studies.

  • Salmonella Check & Trace® Serology
  • Challenge test studies
  • Listeria strain typing
  • Validations
  • E.coli O157 detection by PCR
  • Bacterial, yeast or mould identification services
  • Probiotics

If the project you have in mind doesn’t fit neatly into an existing ALS service or it requires that extra level of attention and care, then we encourage you to contact us so we can discuss your needs and exactly how we can best help you move forward.


Technical Services, Auditing & training

Our subject matter experts have a wealth of experience in both laboratory and food manufacturing environments that enable ALS to offer a comprehensive and tailored solution in the application of the HACCP principles, food safety standards and regulatory requirements.

ALS is recruiting for members of the public to take part in remunerated market research and user testing events such as focus groups and interviews and give their opinion on a wide range of food and non-food products. Please register your interest here (please note this will take place in Rotherham, UK).

To get in touch with our Technical Services team, please find email information below:

  • Technical Services: Consultancy.uk@ALSGlobal.com
  • Cooking Validation: Cooking.Validations@ALSGlobal.com
  • Sensory: Fullsense.UK@ALSGlobal.com


Laboratory Supplies

ALS is a leading UK provider of laboratory supplies and services through its subsidiary, Hypergraph Laboratory Supplies Ltd. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Hypergraph offers a wide range of products and services, including over 250,000 products from market-leading manufacturers at competitive prices. With ISO 9001:2008 accreditation and a commitment to delivering first-class service, the Hypergraph team provides impartial advice and assistance to ensure that purchases meet individual customer needs. 

Contact Hypergraph for more information. 


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