Consultancy Services

Consultancy Services

Expertise for your business needs, expertise that works for you

Our Consultancy Team is part of our Quality Department which is widely recognised as being among the best in the Food Testing Industry. We are now able to share this expertise with you as part of our new consultancy service.

Our service is targeted at those working as part of Quality / Technical departments within a food manufacturing environment and for those working within an accredited or non-accredited laboratory environment.

We will work closely with you to understand your needs in Food Safety, Good Manufacturing Practice, Laboratory Accreditation, Management and Interpretation of Testing Results and Quality Management Systems.

We offer competitive prices which can be tailored to meet both your operational and commercial requirements.

Trouble Shooting:

  • Microbiological & Chemical Contamination
  • Pathogen Management
  • Food Technology & New Product Development

Food Safety:

  • BRC Food Safety Standard Issue 7
  • HACCP Principles
  • ISO 22000
  • Factory Audit
  • Hygiene Management
  • Allergen Management
  • Risk Zones Management

Quality Management Systems:

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Trending
  • Change Control
  • Document Control
  • Risk Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Audits and Auditing

Management & Interpretation of Testing Results:

  • Shelflife
  • Dilution
  • Limit of Detection
  • Units & Unit Conversions
  • Legislation
  • Results Explanation
  • Correlation of Results

Technical Advice, Course & Presentations:

  • Microbiology
  • Nutritional Chemistry
  • Vitamins
  • Contaminants
  • Allergens and Adulteration
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Food and Feed Labelling
  • Sampling

Laboratory Accreditation:

  • ISO 17025 requirements
  • Preparation for Accreditation
  • Uncertainty of Measurement
  • Method Development, Validation & Transfer

Supplier and Product service

  • Supplier and Raw Material Approval
  • Product Labelling
  • Product Authenticity
  • Vulnerability assessment for risk of adulteration or substitution
  • Voluntary modules to meet market or customer specific requirements

About us

Our current customer base covers retailers, restaurants, catering, food, pet food & feed manufacturers, milk farmer records and testing organisation, and food suppliers.

We are available to provide our services locally or at any of our laboratory sites.

Our Consultancy Team have a wide range of experience in both laboratory and food manufacturing environments that enable us to offer you a comprehensive and customised solution. In addition, we are also BRC issue 7 Third Party trained auditors.

Customer Testimonial

The Cattle Information Service (CIS) began its journey to open a fully automated DHI Laboratory in 2012. The Quality Management System had to be produced from scratch.

‘With advice from Alexia Masters (ALS's Group Quality Manager) we were able to build a strong system from the start. Alexia has been great to work with, easy to approach and flexible with her timetable to fit into our schedules. Her advice during the road to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation has been highly valuable and a great source of re-assurance that the practices used are the best for our business.’

ALS's Consultancy Team gave us the expert advice we required to meet the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards. The support given during the process was excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend their services.

Sue Cope, Executive Director, CIS