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   Advisory services from Exova
   The Exova Food and Consumer Products Advisory team works with companies to provide a range of
   services to brands and products helping them get to market sooner, safer and smarter. If you want
   to know why we’re right for you and your business, click a link or image below to find out more.




        The right experience

        The right advice

        The right people
                                                                                           Food law      Labelling and product   Auditing
        The right approach                                                                 consultancy   specifications          and compliance




                                                                                           Trading law                           Health and
                                                                                                         Due diligence
                                                                                           consultancy                           safety management




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   Advisory services from Exova
   The Exova Food and Consumer Products Advisory team works with companies to provide a range of
   services to brands and products helping them get to market sooner, safer and smarter. If you want
   to know why we’re right for you and your business, click a link or image below to find out more.




          The right experience

       Exova Advisory is one of the most respected companies in the world for providing
       tailored expert legal advice and information on all aspects of UK and EU legislation
       relating to the food and consumer products industries. The nature of Exova
       Advisory is to provide advice and support to a wide range of businesses and
       product types – whether that’s small food manufacturers, raw materials suppliers or     Food law      Labelling and product   Auditing
       large retailers. The services we provide to retailers, manufacturers and suppliers      consultancy   specifications          and compliance
       enables our customers to get their brands and products to market sooner.
       This ensures they are safe, legal and market compliant, through all stages
       of the product life-cycle and beyond. It’s just one of the reasons we continue
       to build successful partnerships right across the globe.



          The right advice                                                                     Trading law                           Health and
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          The right people

          The right approach




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   Advisory services from Exova
   The Exova Food and Consumer Products Advisory team works with companies to provide a range of
   services to brands and products helping them get to market sooner, safer and smarter. If you want
   to know why we’re right for you and your business, click a link or image below to find out more.




          The right experience

          The right advice

       Your business is in safe hands. Exova Advisory offers expert legal advice and
       information on all aspects of legislation relating to food and consumer products.
       We ensure your products are safe, legal, and market compliant, from the start of     Food law      Labelling and product   Auditing
       the product life cycle through to consumer use. The sheer breadth of our services    consultancy   specifications          and compliance

       ensures we find the right solution to any compliance related issue.




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          The right people

          The right approach




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   Advisory services from Exova
   The Exova Food and Consumer Products Advisory team works with companies to provide a range of
   services to brands and products helping them get to market sooner, safer and smarter. If you want
   to know why we’re right for you and your business, click a link or image below to find out more.




          The right experience

          The right advice

          The right people

       The experts are right here. Exova people are a rare breed: experienced,               Food law      Labelling and product   Auditing
                                                                                             consultancy   specifications          and compliance
       knowledgeable and approachable. Predominantly our clients are UK based,
       often sourcing products, components and raw materials globally. Therefore our
       Advisory Team, whilst based in Birmingham, offer global coverage. Our advisory
       team is made up of former enforcement officers, legal advisors, auditors and food
       technologists from a variety of manufacturing and retailing backgrounds.
       This diverse range of backgrounds means we can draw on unique insights and
       experiences, from manufacturing to enforcement and everything in between.
       We don’t believe in resting on our laurels. Our culture ensures our employees are     Trading law                           Health and
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       challenged, inspired, and always up-to-date with the latest industry developments.


          The right approach




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   Advisory services from Exova
   The Exova Food and Consumer Products Advisory team works with companies to provide a range of
   services to brands and products helping them get to market sooner, safer and smarter. If you want
   to know why we’re right for you and your business, click a link or image below to find out more.




          The right experience

          The right advice

          The right people
                                                                                             Food law      Labelling and product   Auditing
          The right approach                                                                 consultancy   specifications          and compliance

       We don’t do black and white answers. It’s our approach to finding the right
       solution that brings everything together. We use our knowledge and experience
       to ensure the advice we give you is relevant to your business and interpreted
       in the right way.
       Whether it’s an informal chat with one of our advisors, a written report, a policy
       review or a site inspection, we deliver answers in a format that suits you.
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   Advisory services from Exova
   The Exova Food and Consumer Products Advisory team works with companies to provide a range of
   services to brands and products helping them get to market sooner, safer and smarter. If you want
   to know why we’re right for you and your business, click a link or image below to find out more.




          Food law consultancy

       We advise clients on all aspects of UK and EU legislation. Our experts draw on
       a unique range of backgrounds and experiences, applying industry know-how
       to your business. Using the right approach, we provide advice in a way that
       works for you.
       Why Exova?                                                                             Food law      Labelling and product   Auditing
                                                                                              consultancy   specifications          and compliance
       ■ You’ll find the right people work here. Highly skilled, experienced and
         down-to-earth, it’s rare to find this level of expertise under one roof.
       ■ Unlike others, we use our own team of fully qualified experts to advise and
         interpret on legislation across the entire product cycle. We bring together legal
         knowledge and commercial acumen, working with retailers and manufacturers
         to create the perfect solution.
       ■ We’re always one step ahead. Working with a number of businesses
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         throughout the industry, our advisory team takes a proactive approach to                           Due diligence
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         market developments – keeping up-to-date with emerging legislation and
         interpreting what it might mean to our clients.
       ■ As firm believers in teamwork, the breadth and depth of knowledge our team
         offers enables us to provide a measured and more effective response to any
         client problem.


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   Advisory services from Exova
   The Exova Food and Consumer Products Advisory team works with companies to provide a range of
   services to brands and products helping them get to market sooner, safer and smarter. If you want
   to know why we’re right for you and your business, click a link or image below to find out more.




          Labelling and product specifications

       With Exova Advisory, products reach shelves sooner. By ensuring the correct
       procedures are in place we enhance product development, creating safer food
       production and a speedier turnaround on packaging approval. We are an integral
       part of many clients’ product management systems, including major retailers.
       As a result we’re familiar with numerous product management IT systems.               Food law      Labelling and product   Auditing
                                                                                             consultancy   specifications          and compliance
       Why Exova?
       ■ Our labelling (or legal compliance) team is dedicated to checking pack
         copy and artwork. The team ensures the artwork is right first time, the customer
         isn’t misled and the label is legally signed off.
       ■ Our thorough understanding of retailer specification systems means we can
         input product information on your behalf, reviewing information and ensuring
         it’s legally compliant.
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       ■ We partner with a leading specification system supplier and offer full software                   Due diligence
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         training to manufacturing suppliers.
       ■ Drawing on our understanding of future system changes, we work closely with
         retailers to help develop existing product specification systems.
       ■ Our consumer products team offers the same service for non-food products.
         See Trading law consultancy


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   Advisory services from Exova
   The Exova Food and Consumer Products Advisory team works with companies to provide a range of
   services to brands and products helping them get to market sooner, safer and smarter. If you want
   to know why we’re right for you and your business, click a link or image below to find out more.




          Auditing and compliance

       Exova Advisory is a UKAS accredited certification body offering the full spectrum of
       auditing services. The depth of our knowledge allows us to provide clients with
       specific audits across both food and consumer products. Always up-to-date with
       the latest legislation, we understand and follow UKAS guidelines, ensuring the right
       experts are used at the right time.                                                     Food law      Labelling and product   Auditing
                                                                                               consultancy   specifications          and compliance
       Why Exova?
       ■ Dependent on client audit requirements, we use specialists in the field –
         be that an environmental health or trading standards audit.
       ■ We offer a comprehensive range of BRC certified audits. As the ISACert certified
         UK partner we are able to offer IFS audits. In addition we are in partnership
         with the Organic Food Federation and UK Halal to offer specialised audits
         in these areas.
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       ■ We offer a range of technical consultancy services, including technical                             Due diligence
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         preparation for pre-evaluation and preparing for your BRC audit.
         We’ll also help you develop quality systems by independently assessing
         your manufacturing operations.
       ■ We extend our service to supply chain management support, focusing on
         risk assessment by reviewing supplier questionnaires and audit reports.
       ■ Our technical expertise includes HACCP development and
         allergen management.                                                                                Expert witness
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   Advisory services from Exova
   The Exova Food and Consumer Products Advisory team works with companies to provide a range of
   services to brands and products helping them get to market sooner, safer and smarter. If you want
   to know why we’re right for you and your business, click a link or image below to find out more.




          Trading law consultancy

       We provide consultancy services to some of the highest profile retail and service
       sector companies in the marketplace. Typically covering product approvals,
       training in trading law, support for legal challenges, expert witnesses, as well as
       writing and evaluating due diligence systems and procedures. It’s this unrivalled
       experience that ensures your business is in the safest hands.                          Food law      Labelling and product   Auditing
                                                                                              consultancy   specifications          and compliance
       Why Exova?
       ■ Our qualified trading standards professionals all hold considerable
         enforcement experience, specialising in practical legal advice.
       ■ We’re independent, confidential and commercially aware, providing
         consultancy services across advertising, marketing, product safety
         and trading law compliance.
       ■ Our experts can ensure your products are ready to market quicker.
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         Whether that’s copy checking and clearance or product labelling,                                   Due diligence
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         Exova does it all.
       ■ We pride ourselves on our outstanding service levels. We normally review
         routine queries and respond within one working day, or to an
         agreed timescale.



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   Advisory services from Exova
   The Exova Food and Consumer Products Advisory team works with companies to provide a range of
   services to brands and products helping them get to market sooner, safer and smarter. If you want
   to know why we’re right for you and your business, click a link or image below to find out more.




          Due diligence

       At the heart of our business is our due diligence offering. Our team of former
       trading standards officers, environmental officers, food technologists and scientists
       all draw on significant retailer and manufacturer experience. This unique
       combination of backgrounds allows us to provide trustworthy and expert
       advice, assisting you with all your due diligence needs.                                 Food law      Labelling and product   Auditing
                                                                                                consultancy   specifications          and compliance
       Why Exova?
       ■ Our uniquely qualified team offer legal and technical advice across food safety,
         weights and measures, consumer protection and fair-trading. We also provide
         analytical resources and third party inspection.
       ■ Unrivalled industry know-how means we’re perfectly placed to work alongside
         you in developing, implementing and auditing due diligence systems.
       ■ 98% of legislation affecting retailers and manufacturers contains
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         due diligence defence.                                                                               Due diligence
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       ■ Enjoy the confidence that comes with taking all reasonable precautions to
         protect your business from enforcement challenges.
       ■ A due diligence system is only as good as its documentation and records;
         Our team of experts can provide advice on the right systems to put in place.



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          Health and safety management

       Our health and safety team is made up of ex-enforcement officers with significant
       experience in the private sector. By bringing this experience together, we can
       provide expert advice and assistance on all aspects of health and safety.
       Why Exova?
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       ■ We can conduct and audit risk assessments.                                          consultancy   specifications          and compliance
       ■ Developing health and safety policy, providing legal advice and conducting
         accident investigation are core competencies of the health and safety team.
       ■ The team are all competent trainers in all matters related to health and safety.
       ■ We combine our ex-enforcement experience with a practical and commercial
         approach to health and safety.
       ■ We’re wherever you need us to be. Our geographical coverage means we’re
         able to undertake nationwide site audits whenever required.                         Trading law
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          Training

       We believe in sharing knowledge. That’s why we offer a wide range of training
       courses, including essential recognised programs such as HACCP, Food Safety &
       Hygiene, and Internal Auditing. We also offer bespoke customised programs,
       including ‘Is your advertising a credit to you?’ and Food Labelling.
       Why Exova?                                                                           Food law      Labelling and product   Auditing
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       ■ All Exova trainers have significant industry experience. It allows us to tailor
         essential training programs to real industry situations.
       ■ Choose from an informal session focused on a particular need, a full day,
         or multiple days including a structured examination process.
       ■ We deliver training how and when you want it, be that on site, off site,
         face-to-face or over the web.
       ■ Within our portfolio we offer a range of food, trading law, health and safety      Trading law                           Health and
                                                                                                          Due diligence
         and bespoke courses.                                                               consultancy                           safety management




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          Expert witness and legal support

       If your business requires practical and commercial advice on legal issues, look no
       further than our testing and advisory teams. Home to former trading standards
       officers, environmental officers, public analysts and technologists, we’ve brought
       unique backgrounds and experience together.
       Whether testing your due diligence systems with real life scenarios, preparing        Food law      Labelling and product   Auditing
       you for site visits or supporting you during legal action, it’s this combined         consultancy   specifications          and compliance

       expertise that sets us apart.
       Why Exova?
       ■ We offer expert advice on misleading descriptions, inaccurate labelling, foreign
         body challenges and any cases involving trading standard test purchases of
         alcohol, knives, fireworks or cigarettes.
       ■ We can sit in on formal PACE interviews or informal interviews with enforcers,
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         advising you on how to respond.                                                                   Due diligence
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       ■ With our guidance, legal challenges can often be dealt with informally.
         This can prevent further legal action and expensive court fees.




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          Laboratory testing

       Our network of laboratories offers a full range of microbiological and analytical
       testing services. Our laboratories are equipped with the latest testing technologies
       and we are constantly working on faster and more accurate testing methodologies.
       The laboratories offer a full scope of testing services covering; Food Microbiology,
       Food Chemistry, Nutritional Analysis, Pesticide Screens, Water Microbiology,            Food law      Labelling and product   Auditing
       Legionella, Water Chemistry & Non-Food Analysis.                                        consultancy   specifications          and compliance

       Why Exova?
       ■ Our laboratories are accredited by UKAS to EN ISO/IEC 17025 - General
         requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, the
         internationally recognised standard for testing laboratories.
       ■ Due to major investment in IT we are able to give our clients real time access to
         results 24 hours a day via a dedicated website. On line access to results enables
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         clients to graph, trend and summarise their data.                                                   Due diligence
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       ■ Any Certificates of Analysis issued by Exova would be supported in a court of law
         in the event of civil or criminal proceedings. Within the team are experienced
         public analysts with the prestigious Master of Chemical Analysis (MChemA), who
         are qualified to do this.
       ■ The knowledge and scientific experience the laboratory team have, means
         that in addition to testing, they can offer advice on risk assessment and
         sampling plans linked, and based on enforcement activity and industry trends.                       Expert witness
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   Advisory services from Exova
   The Exova Food and Consumer Products Advisory team works with companies to provide a range of
   services to brands and products helping them get to market sooner, safer and smarter. If you want
   to know why we’re right for you and your business, click a link or image below to find out more.




          Membership services

       Recognising that our clients are individuals and need varying levels of assistance or
       advice, Exova Advisory offers a range of membership services. Our membership
       schemes give anyone within your organisation access to consultation time with
       our advisory team for general advice. We will then discuss with you on a
       project-by-project basis how we can best work with you to find solutions to
       other business needs.
       Post discussion with you regards your business needs, we can agree an appropriate
       level of membership that is right for your organisation.
       Membership can be as simple as being an affiliate member where we will keep
       you informed on a weekly basis of industry developments, topical issues and
       legislation updates.
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          Contact us

       For more information on any of our products or services, please get in touch.
       Email:    advisoryenquiry.suttoncoldfield@exova.com
       Phone:    +44 (0)121 206 4100
       Fax:      +44 (0)121 206 4105
       Website: www.exova.com


       Exova Advisory
       London Road, Bassetts Pole, Sutton Coldfield
       West Midlands B75 5SA.

				
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