Mérieux NutriSciences offers a range of expert assessments and due diligence services to support your food safety and quality programs.

Expert Assessments


We can help you to proactively identify risks in your processes by evaluating your raw materials and finished products, laboratory systems and manufacturing environment for potential hazards.

Risk Assessment

A Risk Assessment is an independent evaluation of how well your plant’s pre-requisite programs are working. These include your Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan, food safety and quality programs such as Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs), sanitation, training and environmental monitoring.

All of these systems should work together to ensure you produce safe food products, meet applicable government regulations, and deliver on customer expectations. The objective of our assessment is to identify any existing opportunities for risk and make recommendations for improving in-plant conditions and programs. 

Food Safety System Pre-Assessment

HACCP programs are the basis for all food safety systems. Our experts can evaluate your food safety system and work with you to take it to the next level.

Mérieux NutriSciences consultants will take a look at your current system and compare it against the aspired standard to ensure audit readiness. Following a detailed gap analysis including HACCP review, our experienced consultants will benchmark your plant food safety programs against industry standards such as SQF, BRC, or any other customer-specific standard. 

Laboratory Reviews

One unfortunate miscalculation or unexpected mistake can undermine the credibility of your data and safety of your products.

Through a detailed gap analysis, we can benchmark your laboratory quality system against recognized Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs). From media sterility to data management, we evaluate every facet of your internal systems for deficiencies that can negatively impact the production of reliable, accurate data.

Well-trained and knowledgeable lab technicians are your most valuable asset. We can conduct a number of cost-effective education programs.

Due Diligence


Mergers and acquisitions are key business strategies in the food industry that enable you to compete in the global marketplace. We provide comprehensive due diligence assessments to help our clients ensure the soundness of any new business opportunity.

Mérieux NutriSciences consultants provide buyers, sellers, and merger partners with a thorough analysis of existing and potential food safety liabilities. We can develop science-based strategies to address deficiencies and improve the food safety programs of your future acquisition.

Working in functional teams, our consultants assess the ability of an operation to produce safe, quality products in accordance with customer requirements and applicable regulations.

Our due diligence assessments are broad in scope, from facility design to HACCP plan validation:

  • Prerequisite programs
  • Hazard control strategies
  • Processing technologies
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Sanitation practices
  • Internal Laboratory Practices
  • Data management systems
  • Security protocols

Our comprehensive reports inform you in detail of existing and potential food safety liabilities. Based on these findings, Mérieux NutriSciences consultants will develop expert recommendations and science-based strategies to help companies address identified problem areas.