Food Safety and Quality | Leatherhead Food Research

Food safety and quality

Ensuring exceptional levels of food safety and quality are a critical part of operations within all food and beverage business. Although often taken for granted, it is an ever-evolving task influenced by many external factors. Complexities range from broad, thematic business changes to be ‘cleaner and greener’, to supply chain effects triggering ingredient substitutions, to consumer pressures to reduce processing or enhance traceability.

At Leatherhead Food Research we support food and beverage companies of all scales to:

  • Assess current and future food safety and quality risk
  • Design effective controls
  • Verify the efficacy of these controls to ensure consumer safety and protect brand reputation

We are not a routine analytical laboratory. We believe in working in collaboration with our clients to deliver bespoke services with experienced staff. Our food safety and quality services are rooted in over 100 years industry experience and are trusted by the leading multi-national food and beverage companies.

Leatherhead’s food safety team is here to help

Assess food safety risks

  • Hazard analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Horizon scanning
  • Gap analysis

Design effective controls

  • Protocol and standards’ design
  • Modelling – design, creation and evaluation
  • Non-routine empirical studies

Verify efficacy of controls

  • Testing, study design and interpretation
  • Specialist analytical methods

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Why Leatherhead?

  • Global food & beverage regulatory and food science expertise covering 150+ markets
  • Broad technical expertise and perspectives including toxicology, microbiology, chemistry
  • Sector understanding. Our staff hold significant food and beverage expertise gained from industry, consulting and authority roles
  • Insight and quality assurance from staff with combined laboratory and consulting roles
  • Diverse category and issue experience gathered through our broad membership base

 

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