What is beverage quality assurance?
Beverage quality assurance involves testing of nutrients presence in water and auditing the production process, among other activities. A beverage is usually composed of more than 85% of water and the remaining non-water components include ingredients like sugar, flavouring, sweeteners, colouring etc. Quality control in beverage processing is crucial to detect water contamination which can arise through not just the internal water piping systems but also through the environmental pollution that may have contaminated water source.
Why is beverage testing important?
Various factors, such as temperature, presence of nutrients in water which may lead to growth of microorganisms such as E. coli. and salmonella in the beverages, presence of pollutants in the water and food ingredients like the use of certain additives and preservatives, can affect the taste and drinking quality of the beverages. Therefore, stringent testing approach for water and the ingredients are the first steps towards beverage quality control. Moreover, beverages are subject to scrutiny by the global regulatory agencies. Application of quality control techniques through testing, inspection and auditing can help beverage manufacturing units comply with regulations as well as improve the acceptability of their product amongst the consumers.
TÜV SÜD offers comprehensive beverage quality assurance services
TÜV SÜD offers internationally recognised testing services for beverages. Our global presence and state of-the-art laboratories help you to rapidly achieve traceability and quality assurance across your entire supply chain. Our specialist knowledge of regulations and testing expertise means that we ensure your products comply with international and national requirements, including Chinese, Japanese, US FDA and EU standards.
TÜV SÜD’s services for beverages
We offer comprehensive beverages quality assurance testing to ensure your beverage products are fully compliant with all relevant regulations. Our services include:
- Microbiological analysis for pathogens
- Chemical analysis for antibiotics, hormones, chemical contaminants, preservatives, nutritional analysis and labelling, shelf life studies and food allergens
Sampling & Inspection
- During production inspection (DUPRO)
- Final random inspection / pre-shipment inspection
- Loading supervision
Auditing & certification
Label review and regulatory support
- Our experts have in-depth understanding of country-specific import and export regulatory requirements to help customers expedite access to global markets