Testing-, control and certification of food products
KERMI – guaranteed quality in the Hungarian food industry - you need a reliable and experienced partner for food industry tests and inspections. You can rely on our expertise!
Compliance with legal requirements
Products manufactured by your company have to comply with several regulations and requirements, and meet a series of target values at product tests, qualifications and certifications.
Among many others, the following factors shall also be taken into account:
- customers are becoming more and more
- quality and safety-conscious
- prescribed documentations vary from country to country
- there are several different related regulations
You definitely need to have an experienced partner you can rely on, and who, thanks to decades of experience in food industry tests, is able to overcome these challenges. Analyses and tests are carried out by our experts in our laboratory that is accredited according to MSZ EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
Our services provided for the food industry are fully compliant with related regulations of the Codex Alimentarius Hungaricus and follow best practice test methods. Services are based on laboratory tests and analyses carried out in our accredited laboratory, which is compliant with valid legal requirements and equipped with the latest technology and devices. Our laboratory is the Central-Eastern European competence center of TÜV SÜD.
The full range of our services is available for distributors and manufacturers, and offered in different "packages" customized according to the special needs of the client.
Our services – guaranteed quality
- Preparation and review of label drafts and customer information
- Chemical, physical, microbiological and sensory analyses
- Issue test reports
- Issue of expert appraisals
- Quality certification
- Participation in product research and development
In case of food, the sensory attributes are very important (taste, smell, color, consistency). A panel of expert assessors helps product development and qualification to ensure that marketed products have the best possible quality.
- Experienced assessors
- Descriptive tests and comparing tests
- Product qualification
Our experts use state-of-the-art certified and calibrated devices to check key physical parameters (e.g. weight, volume) of the products. The purpose of this process is to examine whether the information on the label corresponds to the actual characteristics of the product. This service helps our clients comply with related laws and inform their consumers fairly about what they are buying.
- Weight measurement
- Volume measurement
- Consistency measurement
The purpose of chemical analyses is to clear whether the ingredients of the product are of high-quality and in compliance with regulations and product specifications. The analysis of ingredients provides detailed and reliable information about how much healthy and useful material a given product contains. The following parameters that can be measured:
- Water content
- Salt content
- Fatcontent and their compositions
- Protein content
- Vitamin and minerals content
- Toxic materials and metals
- Colourants and preservatives
- Carbohydrates, artificial sweeteners
- Nitrates and nitrites etc.
We carry out cultural microbiological tests to make sure that the analyzed product does not contain harmful microorganisms, yet it does contain useful bacteria as prescribed by law for the given product.
Tests related to shelf-life and expiry
The purpose of these tests is to determine and check a very important characteristic of modern and nutritious food products: the date of expiry. The date of expiry printed on a product is hugely important, because most problems and complaints are somehow related to the "best before" date.
- Measuring and determining the expiry period of the product
- Control of "best before" dates
- Check product shelf-life as required
- Proposals for the modification of "best before" dates
Meet the expectation and requirements of consumers
Competitiveness begins in the planning / design phase. Companies can be successful only if they are able to continuously meet the rising expectations and requirements of consumers. As early as in the planning phase, the manufacturer shall consider whether a new product is able to meet the needs and requirements of consumers, and make sure that buyers are informed properly to support the consumer decision process. We help our clients develop and launch good selling products that meet consumers' expectations.