About FCS

Discover unparalleled food safety and testing solutions with Food Consulting Services (FCS), your go-to private laboratory and consultancy in South Africa. For over four decades, we’ve been committed to providing top-notch food testing services and reliable food safety consultation to ensure your business stays ahead of the game.

Our microbiology food testing lab is fully accredited by SANAS to ISO/ IEC 17025, making us the leading experts in food testing across microbiology, chemistry, physical, and sensory areas. Trust us to help you maintain the highest standards of quality and safety for your products.

Partner with us and experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your food products meet all industry standards and regulatory requirements. With Food Consulting Services, you can rest assured that your business is in safe hands. Contact us today to learn more about our exceptional food safety and testing services.

Become an FCS Food Safety Partner!

At FCS, we pride ourselves on our strong partnerships with Southern Africa’s most esteemed Food Retailers, Food Manufacturers, Hotels, Restaurants, and Food Service Companies. Our track record of excellence and commitment to providing top-tier food safety solutions has made us a trusted partner for businesses of all sizes.

Imagine the peace of mind that comes with knowing your food products have been rigorously tested and meet all industry standards and regulatory requirements. With FCS, you can benefit from our exceptional service and pricing structure, just like our existing partners have.

Our vision is to ensure Quality Assurance for all Food Consumed by the Public, and our mission is to provide food quality and safety assurance to the Food Manufacturing, Hospitality, and Retail industries. We do this by conducting thorough Hygiene Survey Risk Assessments and offering Independent Third Party Laboratory Testing services. By partnering with us, you’ll help us achieve this goal and improve food quality and safety for the end consumer.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to elevate your business’s food safety standards. Contact us now to become your trusted Food Safety partners with FCS.


2021 marked 20 years of SANAS accreditation, trusted microbiological results, and exceptional service!

We first received our SANAS ISO/IEC 17025 lab accreditation on the 1st of August 2001, which means this year that we celebrate 20 years of laboratory accreditation! We were one of the first microbiology labs in South Africa to receive our accreditation.

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Food Testing Laboratory

Our microbiology food testing lab in South Africa boasts 32 SANAS accredited methods in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and employs the services of qualified scientists and technicians. We conduct a full range of Microbiological analyses for both human and animal consumption.

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Kitchen Hygiene Audits

The FCS Hygiene Audit is designed to evaluate the hygiene, sanitation, food safety and facilities in kitchens in the food service industry. The audits are performed for clients in the hotel, gaming, restaurant, retail and catering industries, and are tailor made to the unique needs of each client.

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Chemistry Testing

We have a fully equipped chemistry laboratory able to handle a wide variety of basic food and cosmetic tests. Some of our most popular tests include food chemistry such as Nutritional values, and Brix. We also have a variety of detergent tests.

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Legionella Testing & Risk Audits

Legionnaires disease is a form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria, which kills about 13% of those infected. The disease is caught by breathing in aerosols (which are formed from fine water droplets) containing the Legionella bacteria.

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Product Physical Testing

We perform a variety of physical test of products in our food testing lab in South Africa. These include detergent physical tests, sensory analysis, non-food tests, and a variety of test for packaging.

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Sensory Evaluations

Sensory evaluation is an invaluable tool to Quality Control as well as Research and Development. Customers perceive product quality with their senses, and as a result, organoleptic evaluations are an essential component of any Quality Control evaluations.

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