SGS is the world's leading testing, inspection, verification and certification organisation. We offer a comprehensive range of specialist capabilities to support manufacturers and retailers of: infant formula and follow-on formula, food for special medical purposes, functional food, food supplements, specialist foods for sports nutrition, and total diets and meal replacements for weight control
SGS's interdisciplinary team of food chemists, microbiologists, regulatory specialists, auditors and inspectors will expedite your development timelines, helping you cost-effectively bring consumer-friendly products to the marketplace.
Our global network has capabilities to monitor health foods in the following ways: pre-production hygiene inspections, initial and during production checks, final random inspection (pre-shipment), container inspection/temperature monitoring and loading supervision.
SGS provides a comprehensive range of analytical services to test your raw materials, semi-manufactured and finished products. With a network of ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratories, equipped with cutting-edge technology and experts using the most up-to-date testing standards, we are your perfect test programme provider. Our laboratories can analyse your products against national and international standards (GB, AOAC, §64 LFGB, DIN, USP, etc).
Our sensory analysis services include consumer sensory testing for product development, as well as sensory assessment of food quality and taste. The professional sensory panels test for: colour, taste, odor and texture.
The scope of our physical testing services includes appearance, count and size, defects, foreign materials, granulation/particle size, temperature and pH, weight and volume.
Our food microbiological analysis services include classical as well as rapid testing for pathogens, spoilage and hygiene indicators. We perform microbiological testing for stability analysis, risk assessments, detection of microbial contaminants, defining parameters for finished products and environmental monitoring.
Our experts will ensure your ingredients and products are free from harmful substances, such as allergens, dioxins, furans, PCBs, pesticide residues, tropane alkaloids, mineral oil residues (MOSH/MOAH), mycotoxins and heavy metals.
Food nutrition analysis determines the nutritional content of food and food products, supports product claims and ensures compliance. Our nutritional and composition tests include:
All Species ID is our powerful DNA next generation sequencing tool for authenticity testing and identification of ingredients, pathogens and allergens.
Customers expect long-life products and that you can verify its shelf-life. Specific test conditions simulate the conditions of your target markets with climatic and other influences and enable you to develop and optimise your products in a meaningful manner. We offer:
Audits and certifications against industry, national and international regulations have an increasingly important role to play in today's global business environment.
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFS) standards:
Other certifications including:
We are expert in combining the parallel requirements of many of the standards and can cover them effectively through a customised single audit. We can meet your organisation's specific needs, reduce audit time and operational disruption, as well as delivering savings in both management time and cost.
With a world-wide network of industry specialists, we provide on and off-site consultant services, including training, advice on food regulations, composition assessments and additive evaluations, and assistance with declarations and marketability testing. Our experts also provide advice on differentiation between food and pharmaceutical preparations.
Food label reviews ensure that food and food products comply with national and international regulations for labeling and content. Our nutrition and labeling specialists can review labels against all relevant criteria, including:
For more information on how SGS can help you, please use the form below to send us your business enquiry.