Food & Nutrition Analysis

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Secure your supply chain.
Safeguard your brand.

SYNLAB is a unique, market-leading consultancy and analytical laboratory testing service that provides reassurance and security to the food and drink, healthcare, biotechnology and other industries.

The difference is in our DNA.

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In 2017 SYNLAB further enhanced its repertoire of food and specialist microbiology testing services in the UK, as well as complementing the range of specialist testing across the Group’s wider European lab business, through the acquisition of Geneius Laboratories.  Geneius is a science-led business that delivers solutions to provide total reassurance across the production and supply chain.  A market leader in investigative microbiology using bespoke DNA analysis and aims to be the first choice provider for quality led analytical testing in the food and beverage, biotechnology, chemical, environmental, cosmetic, healthcare and consumer products sectors.

SYNLAB Food Testing is part of SYNLAB Analytics & Services, the SYNLAB Group division dedicated to food and environmental testing.

Our laboratories are based in Cramlington, Northumberland and Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Working from 2 centres of excellence the Cramlington laboratory is dedicated to core activities of routine and investigative microbiology, DNA sequencing, nutritional chemistry and food authentication. The Hebden bridge site is dedicated to Allergen, Speciation, Mycotoxin and GMO testing .

Latest Food & Nutrition Analysis News
Hygiene Monitoring for Customer’s and Employees´Safety

19 May 2020 Including testing for SARS-CoV-2 in Swabs of Environmental Surfaces Hygiene – a well-known challenge with new meaning. The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 triggers…

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Is there a ‘best’ method for the identification of micro- organisms? MALDI-TOF or DNA methods?

MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionisation Time Of Flight) allows the identification of micro-organisms by profiling proteins (chemo-taxonomy) in a reliable and extremely cost-effective procedure. Because…

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SYNLAB develop NGS technique for in-depth investigation of Biofilms – The most robust and cost-effective method for Biofilm Critical Path Analysis

No culturing prior to analysis. Quickly adaptable to any matrix Cost effective root cause analysis Rapid turnaround times (3-4 days for a full screen) Scalable…

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SYNLAB generate new solutions through challenge test expertise

SYNLAB technical expertise provides tailored microbial investigations for the food industry. SYNLAB Food Testing UK have developed a reputation as the ‘go to’ experts of…

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New state-of-the-art Molecular Biology Laboratory in Hebden Bridge

SYNLAB Food Testing UK are pleased to announce the opening of our new state-of-the-art Molecular Biology Laboratory in Hebden Bridge. Situated in the Upper Calder…

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SYNLAB Food Testing lead the way in authenticity testing

UKAS accreditation for fish and meat speciation using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology 22nd August 2018 – SYNLAB lead the way in authenticity testing. SYNLAB…

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