About us

Food Forensics provides stable isotope ratio analysis of food, beverage and feed stuff. We can provide expert interpretation and opinion regarding origin and production system claims so that legitimate businesses can be confident about their authenticity systems.

Food Forensics is UKAS accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005. This scope covers determination of isotopic composition and interpretation of these results.

Stable isotope compositions can be used to determine the “environmental fingerprint” of a product which can then be compared to a reference database of authentic samples to test for consistency with origin or production system claims.

Food Forensics promotional film (April 2015)

Business Risk

Food scandals continue to rock the food and beverage sector demonstrating fraud is still an underestimated risk. If you do not know where food comes from, you cannot be sure it is safe.

Mislabelling could be a result of economically motivated fraud (food crime) or a labelling error. In todays’ complex food supply chains this a very real business risk, however short the supply chain. Use of isotope testing can help inform on risk within the supply chain and provide risk mitigation and ultimately customer reassurance.

Services for business protection

The technology of Stable Isotope Ratio Analysis provides a deterrent to food fraud. Our technology provides a good practice incentive and helps protect businesses from:

  • Human error
  • Mislabelling
  • Packing errors
  • Reworks
  • Segregation failures
  • Supply chain complexity
  • Supply shortage as incentive for fraud
  • Systematic fraud