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Food and Packaging Taints

Food and Packaging Taints - Prevention and Cure Service

Off flavours and taints may arise from many sources: flooring materials, adjacent production areas, cleaning agents, building and maintenance procedures, microbial contamination, migration from packaging, raw material contamination, inappropriate shipping and storage, incompatible process design. Food products are at risk from exposure to causative agents of taints and off-flavours throughout the supply chain. A serious incident can lead, at best, to costly wastage or, at worst, loss of consumer confidence and brand damage. Even with the most careful control systems taints may still occur through human error or other unforeseen circumstances.
Premier Analytical Services is one of the leading food testing centres in Europe, providing routine and research analytical services in the areas of authenticity, food characterisation, food quality and safety. Within our UKAS accredited laboratories we use organoleptic assessment, in conjunction with odour port gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, for taint isolation and identification. We also have methods to assess the tainting potential of food contact materials for a wide range of food packaging applications. These techniques, combined with forty plus years experience, have allowed our clients to make scientifically valid claims recovering many Hundred thousand pounds.
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These services are now available to you on a confidential contract basis. To obtain an information sheet or to request a quotation, please contact us.
 
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