Welcome to QIB Extra Improving the productivity of our customers to ensure the quality and safety of their products

Microbiology Expertise in major food-borne bacterial pathogens including C.botulinum

Analysis of Food Bioactives Determination of levels of plant bioactives such as anthocyanins

NCYC Yeast Bank Service NCYC's yeast deposit service using their liquid nitrogen facility enables you to preserve and continue your business when you choose

New Method for Buffalo Mozzarella Authentication QIB Extra is pleased to announce a new rapid method for buffalo mozzarella authentication

Rapid Method for Coffee Authentication QIB Extra offers a rapid analysis for the screening of Arabica coffee

Authentication Rapid screening methods for detecting substitution of undeclared material in foods

Food Quality Food quality; shelf-life, authenticity, texture analysis and product consistency

Nutritional Information Solutions (NIS)

National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC)

Applied Research and Analytical Services for Industry

QIB Extra COVID-19 Operational Update 

QIB Extra is continuing to follow guidance issued by the UK Government and as a result staff who have the ability to work remotely have been asked to do so. We are currently working to fulfil current project deadlines and also planning for further work in 2020 and 2021. 

Our response may take longer than normal however if you are an existing customer and have questions regarding your project or you have a new project you would like to discuss please email us on info@qibextra.co.uk or call +44 (0)1603 255 342 and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.


What We Do

QIB Extra carries out bespoke research for food, health and allied industries.
QIB Extra offers a rapid confidential service that can take the form of short-term contract research, consultancies or large applied research projects. We use our expertise and equipment to solve problems for our customers. Most of our work is in the form of short research projects or consultancies.

We use expertise and facilities to solve problems and investigate potential issues. Facilities include state of the art analytical equipment that are found within our high-level research environment.

Buffalo Mozzarella Authentication

QIB Extra offers a new test to combat buffalo mozzarella fraud.

Coffee Authentication

QIB Extra is pleased to announce a new rapid analysis for the screening of Arabica coffee.

Analysis of Food Bioactives

Food Bioactives, particularly plant-based bioactives, are the focus of intense research with regards to their beneficial health properties.


Food Safety is an essential part of product manufacture. QIB extra has expertise in the major bacterial pathogens of concern and can help with process validation with regards to ensuring safety guidelines are met. 

Food Quality

QIB Extra can help you in all aspects of food quality; shelf-life, authenticity, texture analysis and product consistency.

Nutritional Information Solutions (NIS)

New legislation requires producers to label all foods with nutritional composition data. NIS can provide software to enable you to calculate your nutritional information from your recipe ingredients or if preferred can calculate the nutritional information for you.

Stats and Analysis

We offer access to a team of professional statisticians who will aim to give understandable answers to your data analysis questions or problems as well as help you design experiments. 


National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) offers a number of commercial services including contract R&D, yeast identification, DNA fingerprinting and safe deposit.





Utilizing the expertise of the Analytical Sciences Unit at Quadram Institute, QIB Extra is able to offer  rapid screening methods for detecting substitution of undeclared material in foods.

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Latest News

QIB Extra Scientists Publish Important Manuscript on Bacillus cereus and Chilled Foods


QIB Extra consultant microbiologist Professor Mike Peck and colleagues have recently published a paper examining the risk of food poisoning with Bacillus cereus in minimally processed chilled foods.

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Microbial Safety Study of Sous Vide


Our Microbiologist Jemma Snell takes a look at the microbial safety of the well know cooking method, sous vide. 

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Industry News

Food scientists assess nutritional weapons against COVID-19

Fri, 27 Nov 2020

Selenium, zinc, Vitamin D and a healthy gut microbiota can all help fight the effects of COVID-19, according to scientists presenting at the British Nutrition Foundation's (BNF's) virtual conference Nutrition and COVID-19.

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Masteroast Coffee Co to build £1.5m warehouse

Fri, 27 Nov 2020

Masteroast Coffee Co has commissioned the construction of a Â1.5m standalone warehouse, which can store 2,500 pallets in the Fengate industrial district of Peterborough and is set to create 20 jobs.

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New British Frozen Food Federation president calls for Government help

Fri, 27 Nov 2020

Wiltshire Farm Foods chief commercial officer and managing director Ian Stone has been appointed president and chair of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).

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