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 insight & sensory testingarrow 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 provides an extensive suite of training courses on most aspects of the food & beverage sector.

We specialise in EU and International regulatory courses, food safety training, sensory courses, consumer insight training and product development and innovation courses.

Interested in tasting food & beverage 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?

Looking for the sweet spot: Finding the best natural sugar alternative

Leatherhead’s Kathy Groves, Head of Science & Microscopy, and Cindy Beeren, VP Operations, have been quoted in a...

30 August 2017

Confectionery and the protein trend

Protein within confectionery is the focus of Leatherhead’s July column in Kennedy’s Confection Magazine. With a growing...

15 August 2017

Blueprinting for effective sugar reduction

Leatherhead’s Kathy Groves, Head of Science & Microscopy, has been published in the June 2017 issue of The World of...

20 July 2017