Fera is working in partnership with Isvea srl (Italian wine laboratory) and StarEcotronics to provide additional wine proficiency tests for 2018.
Available from March 2018, the tests for red wine, white wine and sparkling wine will cover more than 50 analytes.
Proficiency testing is a key part of food testing services, which helps to ensure the safety and quality of the food chain. The global market for food testing services is projected to grow from $13Bn in 2017 to $19Bn in five years.
The growth is driven by increasing focus on food quality, stringent food safety regulations, advances in food testing technologies and commercial availability of rapid screening tests. Europe represents the largest food testing market worldwide prompted by increasing consumer awareness over healthy food options, improvements in industrial hygiene standards in food processing, efforts of regulatory bodies to ensure safety and authenticity of food products.