Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to improving food safety and quality through nutritional research, scientific excellence and innovation at every step of the food supply chain.
Safety and quality testing is at the very heart of our expertise as a leading partner to the global food industry.
From isolating and identifying foodborne pathogens to guaranteeing product stability and nutritional content, we offer a full portfolio of contract research services to ensure the quality and safety of foods from concept development to retail shelf.
Mérieux NutriSciences professionals can help food companies develop and implement their Food Safety Plan according to the applicable regulations.
Around the world, Mérieux NutriSciences offers testing, auditing, consulting, training, and research services – all of which can be customized to meet the needs of manufacturers, food processors, caterers and retailers.
Our most common tests & services
All our tests & services
Food testing is at the very heart of our expertise as a leading partner to the food industry. Mérieux NutriSciences offers a comprehensive range of microbiology and analytical chemistry tests, including a full spectrum of highly specialized analyses for food contaminants, animal species, allergens and more.
Our food safety and quality analyses are performed by an international network of accredited laboratories, each with a thorough understanding of specific industry requirements.
In addition to the standardized testing services shown below, we also offer a full portfolio of contract research services to guarantee product stability, quality and safety from concept development to retail shelf (link to Contract Research section).
Food safety is essential for consumer health. Chemicals can contaminate food - drinking water, agriculture, livestock, aquaculture - and represent a global food safety risk for to the negative effects on human health and on the environment. The assessment of the risks associated with contamination and the analytical monitoring can protect the safety of food products and the health of consumers.
Water is a precious natural resource whose quality is vital for human and animal health. It is also one of the main sources of contamination in the manufacture of food products – whether as an ingredient or as a result of industrial processing.
Environmental Monitoring is the best way to assess your facility and control the potential for contamination in your manufacturing processes.
As your quality partner, Mérieux NutriSciences can help you choose the solutions best adapted to your needs. Our experienced experts and accredited labs work alongside your teams to ensure that your products will always meet and exceed your consumers’ expectations.
Monitoring manufacturing environments is a vital part of a comprehensive quality assurance program. Environmental monitoring programs are performed in the food, therapeutic goods, cosmetic and toiletry and household products industries.
Many incidents of product contamination and recall can be traced to the manufacturer’s failure to have a sound environmental monitoring program. A well considered and delivered environmental monitoring program is the best front-line defense against product quality failure. It can be far less costly than even a single product recall.
Let our Food Science Center partner with you to create the food products and processes of tomorrow with the practical application of science today.
Mérieux NutriSciences Food Science Center offers an innovative portfolio of contract research services to the food industry to guarantee product stability, quality and safety from concept development to retail shelf.
In our increasingly complex global food supply chain, it is critical for food processors to conduct thorough scientific studies to ensure the safety of products and verify the effectiveness of production processes. We can help you protect your valued investment, solidify customer loyalty and comply with regulatory mandates by providing innovative solutions to get your product and process to market faster.
In addition to our contract research services, we offer a full range of food safety and quality tests, including nutritional chemistry analyses (link), contaminants and veterinary drug residues (link) and foodborne virus detection (link).
Mérieux NutriSciences Sensory and Consumer research services allow you to evaluate the quality of your food and beverage products, discover new consumer attitudes, compare products against competitors and generate new product ideas.
Our globally deployed network of experts can help your R&D and marketing teams develop products that meet consumer expectations. We can also help you determine how ingredient and process changes can affect the characteristics of your product, compile complete sensory profiles and identify key sensory attributes that promote consumer acceptance and quality assurance validation.
We apply our portfolio of proven sensory and consumer tools and methodologies to help you identify opportunities in new markets, maximize the profitability of your products and actions and ensure a long-term relationship between your consumers and your product. The aim of our research is to understand consumers better and help you define your marketing strategy by measuring and explaining the emotional and sensory aspects of your products.
Food labeling is subject to increasingly complex regulations around the world. Ensuring that your food products are correctly labeled according to local, regional and international laws can be a challenging task.
Mérieux NutriSciences offers offers a range of Food Label Consulting services to assist you with labeling of new or existing products and formulations as well as legal compliance with evolving regulatory requirements in different countries and regions. Moreover, when it comes to exporting foodstuffs around the world, a literal translation of the labeling texts by a mother tongue translator is not always enough.
Food fraud is a global and increasing phenomenon with deleterious impact on food industries and consumer health. Learn more about this topic and discover our services.
Understanding and responding to your needs, from risk assessment to crisis management, is the key to our approach to Food Safety & Quality Consulting. Drawing on decades of industry and regulatory expertise, Mérieux NutriSciences consultants help you safeguard your product, fortify security protocols and protect your brand.
At the onset of each new project, we assess your needs and partner you with our most experienced and industry-specific consultants. No matter what the project, our objective is to offer our clients the highest level of professionalism and support every step of the way.
Pinpointing potential problems before they occur is a cardinal rule of business in the global food industry. Through a comprehensive array of expert services, our auditors and inspectors can provide you with a competitive edge.
Leading retailers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and food service companies rely upon Mérieux NutriSciences for food safety audits and certification inspections worldwide.
We perform third-party audits to verify your plant's compliance with current regulations and industry practices through program reviews and on-site observations. Our audits, including HACCP, Distribution Centers, Food Safety Management, Packaging and Dietary Supplements, employ a combination of food safety principles, regulatory guidelines and industry best practices to provide an objective overview of your program.
To support your supply chain initiatives, we can partner with your corporate food safety and quality team to tailor a program that reflects your specifications and expectations.
Evaluations are conducted by specially trained, experienced auditors with extensive knowledge of the food industry and specific training in each sector.
They are reviewed and approved by recognized experts from industry and academia.
Your data is a rich source of insights that can be mined and transformed into actionable information to improve your quality systems. With our experts by your side, you benefit from our advanced data assessment skills along with the knowledge and experience of a leader in food safety and quality.
Mérieux NutriSciences desktop consultants offer a multi-pronged approach to data management. We can perform technical reviews with your quality data, supplier history and more. With this data, we’ll develop or improve specifications or even create comprehensive supplier monitoring programs.
Our data management and assessment tools are ideal for manufacturers, retailers and quick service restaurants (QSRs).
Well-informed and knowledgeable employees are key to achieving your safety and quality objectives.
Mérieux NutriSciences experts work with you to develop your training strategy. Our proven tools combine up-to-date scientific and regulatory information with interactive learning techniques.
We can help you meet your scheduling and budget needs with our food safety courses offered in single or multi-day formats, or as flexible and efficient e-learning (link) training modules. Topics include HACCP, Food Safety System Management, microbiology and more. We also offer custom training programs (link) specifically designed to suit your business needs.
Mérieux NutriSciences is one of the food industry’s leading providers of training and educational services. Better than anyone, we understand your immediate and long-term challenges. We leverage our extensive industry experience to add value in our offerings, and share the knowledge and expertise we’ve gained from working with leading companies to create high impact, cost-effective programs.
Product recalls associated with pet food have sparked calls for heightened safety controls by industry stakeholders, regulators and consumers. Pet food manufacturers face a number of challenges such as: proper temperature monitoring, raw material sourcing and product design, traceability, sanitation methods, and standardizing industry best practices. Meeting these and other unforeseen challenges are key for pet food companies to maintain consumer trust and loyalty in the expanding global marketplace.
We offer an extensive portfolio of expert services to the pet food industry. Our analytical testing services are supported by integrated and robust quality systems that translate into value and brand equity.
Next Generation Sequencing at the Agri-Food Chains Services. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies is an innovative technology. Next-generation sequencing refers to non-Sanger-based high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies. Millions DNA strands can be sequenced in parallel, yielding substantially more throughput.
Science Center is a specialized unit within Mérieux NutriSciences to provide solutions to complex issues ranging over different areas. We support companies with a full consulting and testing service by a team of dedicated experts a wide portfolio of analytical solutions, top-level equipment and long-standing scientific expertise.