Guide to Testing: What’s in the box?

Agnes Elek and Robyn Walker look at nutritional and allergen considerations in the growing marketplace of delivered meal kits.

The demand for complete meal kits delivered straight to your door has never been higher. Lockdowns, working from home and a drive to improve health have all seen subscriptions sky rocket.

While these services may be a simple concept for the consumer, the meal kit company’s supply chain involves thousands of rapidly changing ingredients – meat, fish, vegetables, grains, herbs, spices and more – and controlling these from a food safety perspective becomes increasingly difficult.