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Audit and Inspection Services for Food and Beverages

We can protect your brand by enhancing food safety throughout your supply chain, helping you avoid a public health or safety issue.

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Overview

UL puts safety at the top of the food chain.

Our food and beverage testing, audit and inspection services help to protect your brand by managing and mitigating the challenges associated with the responsible sourcing, production and consumption of food.

Benefits

We offer end-to-end solutions for food and beverage manufacturers, including:

  • 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
  • Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) planning
  • Brand auditing
  • Additional advisory services for project needs

 

Diagram of UL’s services available across the food safety supply chain cycle

Why UL

We have access to state-of-the-art food testing laboratories that 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 service 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
  • Genetically modified organism (GMO) testing
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance testing
  • DNA testing

We also support you in your drive to protect public health by complying with rigorous regional regulations and standards that require you to review the safety and quality of food contact materials. That is why we provide testing for a wide variety of food contact materials including:

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