International food companies and their ingredient suppliers now have ready access to expert advice and solutions for regulatory compliance and new product approvals in China
MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Intertek announces its latest expansion of food services in Asia with the opening of a new office providing market access consulting services in Beijing, China.
International food companies and their ingredient suppliers recognize the importance of accessing the Asian marketplace. The Beijing office will complement Intertek's existing food and agriculture commodity inspection, testing and food safety certification services in China. This offers clients on-the-ground regulatory support, intelligence and advice for China and neighbouring Asian markets as an integral part of a global product approval strategy.
With accelerated urbanization and increasing demand for convenience foods and safe ingredients, the food market in China has witnessed annual growth rates as high as 30%. Dr. Ashley Roberts, Senior Vice-President of Intertek's Food & Nutrition Consulting Services said "With the growth opportunities that our clients are seeing in China, it is clear that our scientific and regulatory expertise is needed to help international food companies, and their ingredient suppliers and food-processing partners, bring safe new products to this important market quickly and effectively. Opening our Beijing office illustrates our commitment to helping clients achieve their market expansion goals."
The new offices will be directed by Ms Lin (Sandy) Song, a food and feed regulatory expert with 20 years of industry regulatory experience working for large international food companies in China and with the Chinese government authorities, international food safety institutes and trade associations.
To learn more about the full range of Food & Nutrition Consulting Services available from Intertek, visit: http://www.intertek.com/food/consulting/
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and 30,000 people in over 100 countries around the world. Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK) is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index.
For further information:
Lin (Sandy) Song
Director, Scientific & Regulatory Consulting - China
Dr. Ashley Roberts
Senior Vice President, Food & Nutrition Group