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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:

 

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.

 

Laboratory Supplies

With over 250,000 products available, ALS is able to supply full product ranges that meet the needs of a wide variety of industry sectors. The knowledge and information we gain from working closely with businesses across these sectors enables us to make sure we can source the specific item that you need, to the right specification and at a competitive price. 

 

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.

 

Cooking Validations

ALS provide cooking instructions generation (initial cooking validation) and routine cooking instructions validation, with different requirements linked to the product type and the industry expectations. Cooking validations are carried out to provide consumers with the correct cooking instructions, information and re-heating guidelines to ensure ready meals and non-ready-to eat products are safe and of the best possible quality when consumed.

Appropriate and documented validated cooking instructions are paramount for food safety, organoleptic quality and brand reputation. This service may also include microbiological risk assessment and microbiology testing before and after cooking to determine the target pathogens in the product, assess the impact of the cooking instructions on their populations and take the correct decision with regards to the product food safety. Contact us for more information. 

 
 

Quality Control and Assurance

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