Crisis Management

At Mérieux NutriSciences, we protect your brand's reputation during product recalls and foodborne illness investigations. Trust us to navigate the storm and safeguard your brand. Contact us today!

Comprehensive Food Safety Solutions: From Crisis Management to Prevention

We prioritize food safety and provide fast and effective responses to concerns. Our consultants work on-site to identify causes of outbreaks and contamination, and we assist with recalls and develop proactive programs. Trust our team for complete Crisis Management services.

Food Spoilage Investigations

Employing equal measures of sound science and innovation based on practical experience, our knowledgeable consultants can help you quickly resolve perplexing pathogen and spoilage issues while avoiding costly downtime that can impact productivity and profitability.

Teaming with our accredited laboratories, we can initiate analytical testing and devise sampling plans to quickly get to the root of your problem and institute practical, science-based solutions.

Crisis Management Plans

Crises can have dire consequences for companies if not correctly managed. Mérieux NutriSciences can help you design or improve a Crisis Management plan to ensure that you are fully prepared to handle a potential crisis, from personnel training programs to coordinated tracking in the event of a product recall. 

Product Recall Assistance

In the unfortunate event of a product recall, our consultants can work with your crisis management team on-site to identify the source of contamination and develop solutions. We can also serve as informed liaisons between your crisis management team and regulators. Mérieux NutriSciences experts routinely work with regulatory agencies on behalf of our clients to solidify lines of communication and devise intervention strategies to prevent future occurrences.

Risk and Gap Assessment

Our comprehensive evaluation assesses the effectiveness of a plant's prerequisite programs, such as Preventive Controls (FSMA - FDA) or HACCP (USDA) plans, as well as food safety and quality programs like Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs), Sanitation, Training, and Environmental Monitoring. By harmoniously working together, these systems guarantee the production of safe food products that align with government regulations and/or GFSI standards while meeting your valued customers' expectations. Our assessment aims to identify existing risk opportunities and provide recommendations to enhance in-plant conditions and programs.


Technical and Legal Support

Do you have any queries regarding the laws and regulations surrounding a specific ingredient or additive? Are you seeking guidance on obtaining approval for a food label in a particular country or language? Our extensive network of renowned experts is here to offer invaluable advice on various technical matters, regulatory inquiries, legal concerns, and beyond.


Ingredients and Additives

Our consultants bring specialized knowledge concerning the functionality, suitability, and supply of ingredients and additives. We also offer the ability to design and conduct tests to verify the quality or effectiveness of your raw materials.

Expert Reports

When faced with disagreements with suppliers, customers, or third parties, an independent report prepared by our experts at Mérieux NutriSciences can be invaluable. Our Expert Reports are meticulously crafted, drawing upon an established study design, thorough inspections, and comprehensive testing of product samples, all in conjunction with meticulous result analyses. Our reports are clear and concise and provide a comprehensive summary of all undertaken actions, presenting a fact-based conclusion regarding the underlying cause.

Food Legal Consulting

It can be challenging to stay current on the constantly evolving requirements in today’s global food industry. We offer a reliable service that can provide you with current information essential to your company’s compliance and accreditations within the global or regional sphere. Depending on your requirements, you can choose to receive regular updates either electronically or by hard copy on a range of subjects, including:

  • Current food legislation
  • Upcoming and new food laws and standards
  • Changes to food legislation
  • Standards for ISO 9001, ISO 22000, IFS, BRC and more
  • Environment and health safety of food industry employees

Crises can have dire consequences for companies if not properly managed. Mérieux NutriSciences can help you design or improve a Crisis Management plan to ensure that you are fully prepared to handle a potential crisis, from personnel training programs to coordinated tracking in the event of a product recall.

Studies and Bibliographic Compilations

Accessing the latest scientific information on a particular issue or aspect of food can make a critical difference to your business. Our specialists are on hand to provide research or prepare technical reports based on current scientific knowledge and literature.

Data Sheets and Specifications

Specifications of raw materials are a fundamental part of the contract between a buyer and a seller. Our consultants can provide expert support in developing technical specifications of raw materials or finished products.

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