With experience from manufacturing through to retail, CERT support every stage of product development from design to review of returned products. The aim is to provide compliant, cost-effective solutions that cater to market requirements and establish you as a recognised contributor in the market.

To achieve this, it is vital that risks are mitigated at all stages in product development, by ensuring products are technically sound encouraging market strength and growth.

CERT support a diverse range of food and household products providing an independent professional review of specifications, supporting information, advertisements and trade descriptions in addition to product labelling.

Support from CERT can typically be:
  • Confirmation of product labelling compliance with legislative and corporate requirements.
  • Authorised Representation if you are exporting into the EU or UK markets, providing product technical representation and legislative support for wider markets if needed.
  • Advice on product testing requirements for health and safety, compliance and performance testing for premium products.
  • Product safety and efficacy evaluations based on test results and supporting information provided.
  • Specification review, pack copy confirmation and artwork approval.
  • Regulatory strategy, information regarding submissions and registration requirements.
  • Product/Process risk assessment and regulatory review, for example:
      • Supplier assessment (8 stage preparation for social & ethical and technical audits for example FLA, ICTI, WRAP, ILO, SEDEX, SA 8000)
      • Raw material management
      • Project scoping
Additional services CERT offer are:
  • Full Technical Management experience including Risk Assessment
  • Complaint and Customer Liaising
  • Fault Investigation (FMEA)
  • Strategy and Communication Development
  • Trading Standards interaction
  • Contract Drafting/ Sealing
  • Complaint Handling and withdrawal/recall appraisal and advising
  • GAP analysis (both branding and technical)
  • Retail / NPD Process Development and Management
  • Creation of bespoke quality management systems for due diligence and continuous improvement
  • Health check on “due diligence” systems
  • Introduction of clear project methodologies
  • Dedicated training days as well as case-by-case support where required