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UL’s food and beverage testing, audit and inspection services help to protect brands and public health by managing and mitigating the challenges of today’s marketplace, from production to consumption.

UL puts safety at the top of the food chain.

UL’s end to end Supply Chain Solution for the Food and Beverage industry include:

  • Responsible Sourcing
  • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
    • Training
    • Advisory Services
  • Global Food Safety Initiatives
    • Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Certification and Training
  • Equitable Farming Initiative (EFI)
  • Second Party Auditing
  • Vendor Qualification
    • Supplier Auditing and Qualification
  • Retail Level Food Safety Audits and Inspection
    • Restaurant
    • Convenience Store
    • Hotel
    • Casino
    • Entertainment Venues
  • Online Food Safety Manager and Handler Training
  • Online Alcohol Seller Server Training
  • Online Allergen Training
  • Pest Sanitation Inspection
  • Rapid Swab Testing
  • HACCP Planning
  • Brand Auditing
  • Additional Advisory Services for Project Needs

The UL food and beverage safety testing and certification process

UL’s state-of-the-art food testing laboratories utilize standard test methods to accurately determine the presence of pathogens in food and beverages. Microbiological batch testing detects aerobic plate counts, yeast and mold. Our food forensics services can check for the presence and causes of alleged problems.

Additionally, we provide:

  • Regulatory label reviews
  • Food contact materials testing
  • Consumer studies and sensory testing
  • Shelf life testing
  • Stability testing
  • Nutrition analysis
  • Food process validation
  • Batch chemical testing
  • GMO testing
  • FDA compliance testing
  • DNA testing

Kids eating healthy food

UL also supports manufacturers in their drive to protect public health and comply with rigorous regional regulations and standards to help ensure the safety and quality of food contact materials. UL provides testing for a wide variety of food contact materials including:

  • Preparation surfaces – cutting boards, tables, stations
  • Containers – cups, mugs, boxes
  • Kitchenware – non-stick pots, chopping boards
  • Utensils – bowls, spoons, forks, knives
  • Packaging – bags, laminates, films, foils
  • Contact appliances – toasters, roasters, kettles

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