Food, Consumer Protection & Environmental Testing

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Food, Consumer Protection & Environmental Testing

BCL provide chemical analysis, reports, advice and assistance in areas such as food safety, environmental investigations, consumer protection and trade descriptions.

Services are offered to a wide ranging client base including Local Authorities, food manufacturers, importers, retailers and individual clients.

The purpose-built facility is staffed by qualified and experienced analytical chemists and equipped to offer the following services:

  • Food composition to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Meat species identification
  • Nutritional analysis
  • Food complaints investigations relating to foreign matter, spoilage, substitution and contamination.
  • Food additives including analysis for preservatives, colours, and sweeteners.
  • Food contaminants including heavy metals and fungal toxins.
  • Allergens
  • Authenticity of spirits drinks
  • Food labelling compliance
  • Cosmetic products regulation compliance including composition and labelling.
  • Water analysis including potable, waste and process waters, as well as the analysis of complaint waters to determine the likely source.
  • Environmental and occupational analysis of samples for heavy metals and organics.

Contact an Expert:
Please contact Philippa Wood or Janet Smith for further information on our food, consumer goods and environmental testing services.

- Contact us on 0121 303 9300 / -