Membership - Leatherhead Food Research


In the world of food and drink, we’re your first choice for technical solutions and consulting expertise. We offer an unrivalled breadth of global regulatory knowledge and latest market insights. That’s why we proudly boast a membership base that represents a who's who of the global food and drink industry. There are so many good reasons to become a Leatherhead member...

Global regulatory advice for the food and drink industry

Global regulatory advice

Our renowned and highly respected team of multilingual regulatory experts is on hand to offer essential advice and expert opinion across nearly 100 countries via our dedicated Regulatory Helpline.

Our comprehensive service covers areas such as nutrition and health claims; advertising compliance; labelling; additives and flavourings; contaminants, maximum residue levels and compositional standards. Meanwhile, our Regulatory Consultancy service covers a number of areas, including artwork, formulation and translation checks.


Technical advice and support

Technical advice and support

Our scientific and technical experts are on hand to provide support whenever and wherever you may need it.

Whether you have a query on food safety, allergens, nutrition, ingredients, patents or analytical methods, or need help trouble-shooting a problem, our Technical Helpline will provide you with expert support and advice.

Market insight at your fingertips

Market insights at your fingertips

Our trusted team will provide you with valuable market intelligence to support your strategic decision-making. We are on hand to equip you with all the essential information that’s vital for your business, such as market size and growth, competitor analysis, product launch activity and trend analysis.

Our extensive food industry knowledge and unrivalled access to market data across all major food and beverage categories gives us global coverage, which means we can help you to spot emerging business opportunities wherever you are in the world.

Industry-leading research projects

Industry-leading research projects

As a respected industry leader, Leatherhead works across the food and beverage sectors, conducting pre-competitive research projects within the membership programme.

All members have free access to full project reports from previous years, adding value to and supplementing their in-house R&D.


24-hour crisis support

You never know when or where a crisis may occur. That’s why we provide all our members with the security of a 24/7 crisis line which can be reached day or night from anywhere in the world.

If you need emergency advice on anything from incident management and product recalls to contamination issues or suspicious consumer complaints, we are your trusted, independent partner. We will protect your brand and reputation with advice on risk assessments, incident classifications, communication advice, and will work with the regulatory authorities on your behalf.


Network with industry leaders

Network with industry leaders

Enjoy exclusive events, be the first to find out about new research, discuss topical issues and network with industry colleagues at Leatherhead’s hugely popular members-only Forum Days. Previous forum days have included representatives from:

Innocent Drinks
Premier Foods
Membership discounts

Big discounts on events, publications and services

We offer large discounts – typically in the region of 20-30% – to members across all our services, publications, training courses and other special events.

Global knowledge and industry insight

Access to the latest global knowledge and industry insight

Members get full access to essential information sources:

Foodline Web Science Now Database – a fully searchable database keeping you up-to-date with newly published technical information, on a rolling six-month basis. This essential portal of scientific and industry knowledge contains abstracts from hundreds of international journals, patent records and other key sources.
Daily Foodline WebNews and supporting 30 Years’ News database – a concise, daily e-bulletin providing a summary of breaking news from across the global food and drink industry, complemented by our unique news database.
Global Legal Highlights – a weekly email alert highlighting key guidelines or upcoming changes in food legislation relating to specific countries or product categories.

Join now!

Join now!

We offer a selection of membership packages to suit your needs and size of organisation. What’s more, membership can give all staff of the member company access to Leatherhead’s range of services and expertise.

To join please complete our membership enquiry form:

  Apply for Full Membership

If you’d like to know more, please contact our Membership Team on +44 (0)1372 822376 or email