Food Testing Laboratories and Drink Testing Services

ALS is one of the UK’s leading providers of food testing and drink testing services.

As one of four key business areas within the wider ALS group, we are committed to ensuring that our food testing and drink testing services are the benchmark for all others in the industry.

Industry Leading Credentials

Testing services include:

  • Microbiological
  • Chemical and Nutritional
  • Pesticides and Agrochemicals
  • Contaminants
  • Vitamins and Additives
  • Allergens

As one of ‘the leading’ names in food testing and drink testing, ALS has established a proud reputation through its high quality service to the food industry over the last 20 years. With accredited food testing laboratories strategically located across the UK and Ireland we are able to offer our customers an unrivalled range of tests and services provided by our experienced and knowledgeable staff, backed up with the reassurance that comes from our extensive range of accreditations.

Range of product categories tested includes:

  • Ready to Eat (sandwiches, snacks, prepared fruit)
  • Chilled (meat & poultry, dairy, ready meals, cooked meat, fruit juice, soups, baby food)
  • Fresh (fruit and vegetables)
  • Frozen (meat & poultry, fruit & vegetables, ice cream)
  • Ambient (bakery, cakes, food ingredients, herbs & spices, confectionery, baby food)

Unrivalled Range of Tests

As a market leader, ALS offers an unrivalled choice of food and drink testing services for an extensive range of food categories.

Integrity of Results


  • UKAS accredited to ISO 17025
  • ISA for M&S testing
  • DEFRA approved

Our extensive industry experience and knowledge of the tests required for UK or EU compliance ensures that our customers can have complete confidence in the integrity of their results.

Customers work with us safe in the knowledge that their results are delivered accurately and reliably and are available to view either in hard copy, electronic format or by accessing our secure online portal.

Broad Geographical Coverage

We service a great variety of customers operating across a wide range of industries, including:

  • Dairy producers
  • Drinks manufacturers, including water and soft drinks
  • Exporters/Importers
  • Food service
  • Independent food producers
  • Major food groups
  • Primary producers
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers

With a fleet of over 50 refrigerated collection vehicles operating across the UK and Ireland, ALS is well equipped to service the needs of customers both large and small.

Each van within our modern fleet utilises ‘Quartix’ vehicle tracking technology and with temperature data logging on board we can ensure that sample integrity is maintained throughout.