Food and Feed Analysis Consultancy and Training Service

Food and Feed Analysis

Consultancy and Training Service


About Us


FACTS is a leading analytical and consultancy service for biosciences.

Our mission is to be a centre of excellence for university based analysis and consultancy in the biosciences arena, with a particular focus on food chemistry and flavour chemistry. FACTS is designed to complement the world leading research carried out within Biosciences at the University of Nottingham, but uniquely offers a fast turnaround analytical and consultancy service.   




Telephone : +44(0)115 95 16037
Mobile : +44 (0) 777 6456118
Fax : +44(0)115 95 16142
Email Service director  Ian.fisk@nottingham.ac.uk





FACTS offers a dedicated quick response consultancy to support the food and biosciences industries when the needs are confidential and require a timely response.

FACTS also offers training programs for the food industry.

Read about some of our recent work here




Centre of Excellence

The Division of Food Sciences hosts the International Centre of Excellence of Real Time Mass Spectroscopy (ICE-RT-MS). This Centre of Excellence is a pan-university, non-profit group aiming to forward UK research in real-time mass spectrometry.

Access to ICE-RT-MS






FACTS is extremely well equipped, FACTS hosts a range of separation and mass spectrometry equipment (HPLC/MS-MS; SPME/GC/MS; DI/GC/MS; GC-O) in addition to its unique service offering of triple quadrupole real-time mass spectrometry (MS-NOSE APCI/MS; MSMS-NOSE APCI/MS-MS). Through collaboration within the University of Nottingham. FACTS also has access to a wide range of analytical tools (TEM, SEM, X-ray Micro-CT) and service facilities (sensory science)             




Flavour Training


Join our intensive 3 day training course in Food Flavour. Ideal for product developers and new or experienced scientists wanting to understand the science and application of flavour technology, and how flavours can be generated, analysed, delivered and commercially exploited. 

Find out more here




FACTS hosted the "Trends in Food Flavour" conference in April 2015 at which internationally renowned experts from the UK, Europe and China debated trends in the food and flavour industry, with a focus on the world market, product application, healthy eating, research and developments in technology.   

Trends in Food Flavour





Food and Feed Analysis Consultancy and Training Service (FACTS)

Food Sciences Building
Sutton Bonington Campus
Loughborough, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 95 16037
mobile: +44 (0) 777 645 6118
fax: +44 (0) 115 95 16142
email: Email the Service Director