Leatherhead Food Research provides expertise and support to the global food and beverage sector. We provide practical solutions that cover all stages of a product’s life cycle from consumer insight, ingredient innovation and sensory testing to food safety consultancy and global regulatory advice. Our membership programme represents a who’s who of the global food and beverage industry.

Become a member

Our members benefit from exclusive expert advice, published resources, training days and networking opportunities.

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We offer assistance with every step of the food & beverage product innovation lifecycle.

Consumer & sensory insightarrow pointing right

Our impressive range of sensory and consumer testing can assist you in placing the consumer at the heart of product development.

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Our global regulatory teams can help you with all aspects of food & beverage regulation.

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We provide key services for those involved in creating, managing and improving food safety processes and procedures.

Training programme

Leatherhead offers training courses on most aspects of the food & beverage sector.

We specialise in EU and International regulatory courses and are able to offer food safety, sensory, consumer insight, product development and innovation courses as bespoke training.

Love food? Interested in tasting food & drink products?

We're always looking for volunteers to take part in various taste testing sessions and to complete online surveys to help shape the products of the future.

Find out more about out SenseReach consumer panel

What's new?

Gaining pre-market approvals for new ingredients and food additives, enzymes and flavourings

Ingredient suppliers, together with the food and beverage manufacturers, are constantly evolving their product ranges to...

22 May 2019

Consumer survey – plastic, not so fantastic

Leatherhead has recently run a survey with its UK database of consumers to understand their attitudes towards plastic...

21 May 2019

How to create clean labels without compromise

Consumers are increasingly looking for natural, minimally processed food, which is driving many food manufacturers to create...

13 May 2019