UL puts safety at the top of the food chain.

From production to consumption, our full suite of testing, audit and inspection services help protect public health and brands by mitigating the complex realities of today’s volatile world. We work closely with brands, manufacturers and retailers to assess prospective suppliers, identify potential business interruptions that may impact brand viability, develop quality protocols and monitor adherence throughout the supply chain. UL:

  • Develops comprehensive and safe food sourcing programs
  • Monitors and assesses product quality and safety Audits regulatory compliance
  • Substantiates claims and facilitates product acceptance by target markets

The benefits of working with UL

Our services for the industry include food safety inspections, manufacturing audits, Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification and training, food process validation, vendor qualification, food quality assurance testing, real-time training, and advisory services.

Audits are based on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Codes and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) regulations.

UL’s state-of-the-art food testing labs utilize standard test methods to accurately determine the presence of pathogens in food and beverages. Chemical testing and microbiological batch testing detect aerobic plate counts, yeast and mold. Our food forensics service can check for the presence and causes of alleged problems related to food and beverage products.

Additionally, we provide:

  • Risk assessments
  • Nutrition analysis
  • Food process validation
  • Vendor qualification
  • Batch chemical testing
  • Food contact materials testing
  • Supply chain audits
  • Food sanitation
  • Shelf life testing
  • Stability testing
  • Retail food and beverage standards
  • GMO testing
  • Consumer studies and sensory testing
  • Regulatory label reviews
  • FDA compliance testing
  • DNA testing

Enhance performance

UL can assist efforts to enhance product performance with sensory evaluations and consumer product testing that provides vital comparisons of consumer-perceived attributes. Our ability to integrate sensory evaluations with analytical and physical testing makes us the preferred sensory services provider for the consumer products industry.

Sharpen safety skills

UL offers food professionals an innovative training curriculum that builds upon and enhances their company’s existing food safety management schemes and in-house training programs, providing the tools needed to address today’s ever-evolving food safety challenges.

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