TESTING LABORATORY, CONSULTING, TRAINING AND AUDITS
Sýni has four main service areas: a laboratory for microbiological and chemical analysis, consulting unit, training in food safety and quality, and an auditing unit. Amongst our customers are some of the largest companies in the Icelandic fish and meat industry, many food producers, and various other companies.
Sýni was established in 1993. We are situated in Kópavogur and Akureyri with around thirty employees, food and fisheries scientists, chemists, and experienced assistants.
Our laboratory provides various microbiological food analyses, chemical analyses, and a number of environmental analyses. The laboratory was granted an accreditation according to ISO 17025, “General criteria for the operation of testing laboratories, in March 2000 by SWEDAC (Swedish board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment). A list of our accredited analysis in both Kópavogur and Akureyri can be found on our website.
Our experts are in excellent cooperation with subcontracted laboratories outside of Iceland and can assist by cand sending samples for further analyses.
We also offer sampling of raw materials and products as well as water, ice, and seawater for testing in the laboratory.
Food safety and Quality systems: We have taken part in
the development and implementation of quality systems (HACCP, BRC etc.) in many
companies in the food industry. In our
work we combine extensive knowledge of quality systems, food science, and food
Labelling of packaging, such as list of ingredients,
calculations of nutritional values as well as reviews of nutritional and health
claims: Assistance for labelling of
products for European and American market.
Product development: Assistance concerning technical
solutions in product development.
Consulting and validation on HACCP and food safety plans,
hygiene, and cleaning: Company visits. Hygiene and cleaning inspected visually
as well as by conducting various tests.
Results and consult on improvements are provided in written reports and verbal
Menu planning: Audits, consulting, and nutritional
calculations regarding menus.
Food Safety training and HACCP courses
For a long time Sýni has been a leading
provider of food safety & HACCP training for the food manufacturing
industry in Iceland.
Among courses Sýni provides: HACCP level 1, 2, 3, 4, BRC,
VACCP/TACCP, Food safety culture, Internal audits, Handling of fish on board
All our courses can be held
in-company and adapted to the needs of the client. This also applies to
Sýni has employees that are certified auditors who conduct
BRC, Marin Trust, MSC/ASC and RFM audits, both in Iceland and in the Nordic
also conduct various audits, for example supplier audits, 3rd party
audits, GMP and internal audits.