Food and Drink

West Yorkshire Analytical Services is an Official Food and Feed Control Laboratory with experienced Public Analysts providing advice and a comprehensive testing service to businesses such as manufacturers and retailers, as well as food enforcement organisations, legislators and to members of the public.

Why choose West Yorkshire Analytical Services?

West Yorkshire Analytical Services is an Official Food and Feed Control laboratory accredited by UKAS to the ISO 17025 standard. Our team of experienced scientists can offer expert advice, food testing and analysis. We can receive samples directly Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5:00 pm. We can also arrange a courier collection or supply containers for you to send us samples by post if required.

Our commercial food and drink testing services

West Yorkshire Analytical Services also work closely with businesses in a consultancy capacity to help ensure they meet their legal, regulatory and environmental obligations. This involves both working with small to medium sized businesses in their formation by providing advice on legal and customer requirements and also working with established businesses in bringing their products in line with new and changing regulations. 

The lists below is not exhaustive but gives an indication of the type of testing that we carry out. We also carry out bespoke testing so if you have a query about a food or drink type that is not featured on the list below, don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Analysis of food and drink to check compliance with current and developing legislation
  • Contamination testing including heavy metals and illegal dyes in food and drinks
  • Nutritional and compositional analysis
  • Expert analysis and advice to meet food and drink labelling requirements
  • Quality control testing
  • Allergen testing
  • Analysis of a wide range of mycotoxins in both food and animal feeds
  • Compliance testing of kitchenware and materials in contact with food
  • Testing on taints in products following customer complaints
  • Dairy product analysis
  • Analysis of oils and fats, both food and non-food based

For some smaller businesses, the requirements for production may not always be clear. This is where we can help by providing straight forward advice as a starting point. 

Please click here to view a list of tests offered.

Statutory Services

Our experienced scientists provide a statutory service to monitor the safety, composition and quality of a wide range of food and drink to check compliance with various standards and regulations. This helps to protect the public from unsafe food through the enforcement of the European Community Regulations and by ensuring that dangerous or misleading product labeling and trading practices are identified to protect the consumer.

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