Food, Drink and Supplements

As custodian of the National Collection of Industrial Food and Marine Bacteria, NCIMB has been providing specialist microbiology products and services to the food, drinks and supplements sector for decades.

Our culture collection is an important genetic resource for researchers and industry around the globe and includes many strains with food production and quality control applications.

We provide GMP standard microbial identification and biological material storage services to the food and drink sector, and partner with companies, universities and research organisations to carry out research and development work at our laboratories in Aberdeen. 

With our next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms we can also provide authenticity testing, supply-chain testing, contamination testing and spoilage analysis. We are particularly interested in research into new applications for microorganisms or improved microbial processes, as well as work that helps our customers understand the impact of microbial activity on their business.