UKAS Accreditation

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the only independent, government recognised body for the United Kingdom, carrying out assessments against international standards of organisations  providing certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.

UKAS is a signatory to European and International bodies recognising certificates issued by UKAS and UKAS accredited organisations.

Leatherhead Food Research is audited against ISO 17025:2017 (general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories) and operates as a UKAS accredited testing laboratory (no. 9365) for:

  • Cooking Instructions testing (microwave oven, gas and electric thermal oven, electric fan oven, gas and electric hob, gas and electric grill, deep fat fryer, air fryer, defrost and in cook temperature measuring techniques)

For full details of our schedule of accreditation visit

UKAS accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing a quality service by independent assurance of competence, impartiality and performance of services offered within our schedule of accreditation.