Intertek opens food lab in the UK

Global quality solutions provider Intertek has opened a UKAS-accredited food laboratory in Derby.

The new lab will offer 24/7 testing and analysis services, expertise, and support to local, regional and global clients.

Intertek said the state-of-the-art laboratory will focus on providing high-quality results and quick turnaround times for all microbiological testing requirements. It is part of a global network of labs and will work with other UK Intertek facilities.

Chetan Parmar, managing director for UK and Ireland at Intertek, said: We are delighted to be increasing our operations here in the UK where we can provide additional support to our clients within the food industry. Derby is perfectly located to enable us to provide services to our customers more quickly and we are pleased to be enhancing development in the area.

Intertek offers testing services such as nutritional analysis and meat specification testing, using enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay (ELISA) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing methods. Other services include allergens, mycotoxins, preservatives, pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMO).

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