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Research and analysis

KTBA and Mérieux NutriSciences perform research and analysis in order to improve global food safety and quality. Standard or customised solutions.

Integrity and proactivity

The laboratories of Mérieux NutriSciences carry out research and analysis for food safety and quality. Due to our customer service department and significant investments in knowledge and technology, our laboratories can handle any issue. Over 100 accredited laboratories available worldwide means there is always a suitable solution for you.


From the design phase to the shelf, we are equipped to perform every possible type of analysis. This could involve food safety, food quality and nutritional values. And for these analyses, we utilise specialised tests and research methods.


A team of experts will help you with any and all research questions. From research into sensory profiles to product innovation. In close collaboration with your department, we help you prepare and implement any research you desire.

Supporting the food industry

Ondersteuning voor productiebedrijven die voedingsmiddelen produceren


Water is een kostbare grondstof maar ook een van de belangrijkste bronnen van besmetting bij de productie van levensmiddelen. De kwaliteit van water is van levensbelang voor de gezondheid van mens en dier.

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Het beoordelen van productiefaciliteiten met een omgevingsonderzoek zorgt voor beheersing van besmettingsrisico’s in het productieproces.

Praktische trainingen voor voedingsproducenten


Met datamanagement beschikken over de juiste kennis en kunde om acties te ondernemen voor het verbeteren van het kwaliteitssystemen.

Water analysis

In addition to being a precious resource, water is one of the primary sources of infection in food production. Water quality is vitally important to both animal and human health.

Environmental monitoring

Environmental monitoring to assess production facilities enables you to control the risks of contamination in your manufacturing process.

Data management

Data management provides you with the right knowledge and skills to take the necessary steps to improve your quality-control systems.

Contract research

To guarantee product stability, quality and safety from the design phase to the shelf, sound scientific research is critical.

Sensory research

Find out how consumers evaluate your products. Measure the emotional and sensory aspects.

Pet food testing

As an animal feed producer, you have to meet ever stricter requirements. Scientific substantiation through research builds trust.

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

The term ‘next-generation sequencing’ refers to high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies. Millions of DNA strands are sequenced simultaneously.

Microbiological testing

Testing products according to the AFNOR, APHA, AOAC, EFSA, FDA, ISO and USDA standards.

Chemical testing

Analysis with instruments and technologies, such as LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, real-time PCR and HPLC.

Scientific research

Research that, according to modern standards, meets the criteria of science.

Consumer research

Developing products that excite consumers. We work with your R&D and the marketing department to develop and implement research.

Challenge studies

Developing products that excite consumers. We work with your R&D and the marketing department to develop and implement research.

Want to know more about how research and analysis can help your organisation?

Blue Paper on ‘European Food Safety trends, Key issues & Perspectives’.

The reference book on food safety for any food operator and food safety stakeholder

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