No charge for our food safety consultations, says Leatherhead Food Research

Leatherhead Food Research is offering food safety consultations free of charge throughout April with the food and beverage industry under increased pressure during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Food and beverage manufacturers are facing immense challenges related to supply chain disruption at present. These range from finding alternative sources of products, ingredients or packaging to changing product formulations in order to meet production demands. The difficulties surrounding this are compounded by reduced staffing levels as people take leave due to sickness or quarantine.

Leatherhead Food Research is offering any food and beverage business facing challenges like these a free consultation with a food safety professional. The goal is to provide tactical advice to help ensure products can reach the shelves quickly and safely.

Mark Butcher, commercial director of Leatherhead Food Research, said: “We’ve been inspired by the way the food and beverage industry has mobilised during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure products remain on shelf. We know many people are working around the clock to achieve this. At a time when resources are stretched, we want to ensure we are supporting the industry in the best possible way.”

To request a free food safety consultation, businesses should contact The offer is open to members and non-members alike (subject to terms and conditions). Leatherhead members can continue to benefit from regulatory, innovation and consumer science support as part of their helpline allocation.

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