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Intertek expands its Food Services capacities and services in Germany
Associated Press
2014-04-01 10:42 PM

BREMEN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 1, 2014--Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has expanded its Food Services footprint in Bremen, Germany to offer the industry a complete integrated service.

Intertek's new Food Services building in Bremen, Germany. (Photo: Business Wire)

The well-known global service provider opened the doors to their new 1,400 m2 laboratory and office space with an inaugural open day of presentations and tours of the newly established sensory testing section. Dr. Kurt-Peter Raezke, Managing Director of Intertek Food Services GmbH, announced the central topic of the opening day "Food Safety - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow!" remarking "The expansion is part of our longer term strategy to offer customers an integrated quality solution with a focus on product and hygienic controls, as well as sensory testing."

More than 120 European and global Food leaders attended, including top-ranking industry speakers to provide presentations covering subjects of food safety throughout the entire value chain - from production of raw materials, their processing through to trading and legal aspects. The prestigious panel included among others, John Carter (Metro Group), Jens Fuhrer (Mondelez International), Petra Schmanke (Nestle Germany AG), Dr. Barbel Schroder (State of Bremen), Prof. Dr. Moritz Hagenmeyer (KROHN lawyers, Hamburg) followed by a lively panel discussion.

Commenting on the future of food Dr Raezke stated "As food and animal feed safety remains a key issue for EU governments as well as consumers, areas of microbiology, DNA analysis, feed testing, residue testing and authenticity checks are an essential part of food producer investments," continuing "By offering a broad spectrum of test methods for food and feed suppliers, this enables Intertek to be the right partner in terms of food safety for local, regional and global companies. The expansion of our portfolio in analysis - in conjunction with our testing and certification services ?V strengthens our approach, allowing us to offer consistent services from producer to consumer."

In addition to the well-equipped new premises, Intertek has invested in state-of-the-art laboratory technology, to the total of 3,000 sqm. The company supports the high market demand for faster and more reliable food and feed analysis, with more than 110 employees in Bremen, and an additional food testing lab located in Linden (Hessen), supported by a site in Stuttgart which focuses on certification and auditing. Together these will allow Intertek Food Services to continue to be a reliable partner in all aspects of food safety to regional and global trade and industry.

Find more information about Intertek Food Services at: http://www.intertek.com/food/

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies' success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users' expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide.

Visit www.intertek.com

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CONTACT: Intertek

Media Contacts

Christian Kleinert

Director Marketing & Communications, Germany

Phone: +49 711 27311 449

Email:christian.kleinert@intertek.com

or

Natalie Smith

Global Marketing Manager

Phone: +44 161 2458077

Email:natalie.smith@intertek.com

or

Sales Contact

Yvonne Gamradt

Head of Customer Service

Phone: +49 421 65727390

Email:yvonne.gamradt@intertek.com

KEYWORD: EUROPE GERMANY

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH FITNESS & NUTRITION RETAIL FOOD/BEVERAGE OTHER SCIENCE SCIENCE

SOURCE: Intertek

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