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UKAS AND DEFRA APPROVED FOOD TEST LAB

Microbiological testing, chemical and nutritional analysis: your world-class UKAS and DEFRA approved food test lab partner

Part of the Alex Stewart Agriculture Ltd Group, Huson and Hardwick’s food test lab is an independent microbiological, chemical and nutritional food testing laboratory. It provides robust microbiological and chemical analysis services for food and pet food, with detailed analysis that is essential for food labelling.

Our accredited analysis services enable you to meet food labelling and safety regulations, achieve best practice and, above all, keep your customers and consumers happy.

Our ISO 17025:2017 accredited (testing number 4352) laboratory in Liverpool (UK), as well as our labs in Shanghai (China) and Lima (Peru), carry out the most accurate time-focused microbiological testing, food testing and analysis as regards:

Our highly professional and dedicated team of microbiologists and experienced chemists use the latest technologies and provide fast turnaround times for spoilage organisms, trace metal tests, calorific values and nutritional analysis (Groups I and II) in food. Our purpose-built laboratory has been designed to handle thousands of micro samples per day and results are delivered according to time-bound specific service scopes:

  • Ten day.
  • Five day.
  • Three day.
  • Same day.

INSPECTION SERVICES YOU CAN TRUST  

Stowage report from container truck to reefer vessel in accordance with food quality and safety standards are core services for the inspection of meat.

Photographic evidence and a full operations report are normally issued within 24 hours of completion, while final reports and certificates (including full cargo stowage plan) are delivered within three working days.

Seafood and food inspection services are carried out at our FOSFA/GAFTA-approved and ISO 17025-compliant laboratories in Argentina, China, Chile, Ecuador, Norway, Peru and the UK on behalf of fish and seafood importers and exporters.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, SWABBING, SAMPLING AND MONITORING SERVICES

  • Full visual examination for category, size, composition, odour, colour, packing and marking.
  • Temperature determination.
  • Quantity determination – pieces per carton/container, gross tare, net and average weight.
  • Calculation, frozen and defrosted if required.
  • Photographic evidence, full report and certification services.
  • Swabbing, sampling and monitoring for microbiological bacteria in plants, factories, warehouses, food production lines, food preparation areas, storage bays and manufacturing areas.

For more  information about our world-class food test lab services please call: +44 (0) 151 525 1488.

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For further information, call 44 (0) 151 525 1488 or Email Us.

All inspection business is subject to standard terms and conditions which are available upon request.

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