Below is a sample of the services we can provide.

Packaging testing and packaging methods
  • We have broad knowledge of food packaging, and can undertake specific projects to test packaging, etc.
  • We can assist in connection with documentation and compliance with regulations for food-grade packaging.
Consumer studies
  • We have insights into industrial procurement behaviour and consumer behaviour.
  • We have developed methods for generating consumer insights and combining them with sensory knowledge.
  • We offer statistical software for analysing consumer data.
  • We can facilitate innovation processes (through “Design Thinking”, open innovation and future scenarios).
Chemical, biological and microbiological analyses and measurements
  • Analyses of protein and nitrogen compounds.
  • Analyses of fats and oils.
  • Pigment analyses.
  • Microbiological analyses of feed and foodstuffs.
  • Physical measurements.
  • Mineral analyses.
Courses and advice
  • We offer courses in relevant areas that we research, including within the The ecology program and Local food program.
  • We offer a service where one or more researchers/advisers can visit the company to get advice on production methods, quality, shelf life, etc.
Quality and risk assessments
  • We have broad knowledge of raw material and product quality, and we can offer specific services to industry by agreement.
  • We have broad knowledge of risk assessments and food safety/durability, and offer related services.
  • We offer services related to measuring the quality and durability of food products, as well as describing processes and products.
Market studies
  • We understand the important markets for Norwegian seafood.
  • We offer advice on sustainability and eco-labelling.
Product innovation
  • We offer prototype and/or concept development services.
  • We have experts in baked goods, meat products and food preparation and can offer services to industry.
Sensory analyses
  • We carry out analysis assignments using Nofima’s trained assessors in the sensory laboratory.
  • We offer advice and training for sensory panels, panel management and the use of relevant software.

Read more about Nofima’s test panel for sensory analysis

Infection models

We implement in-vivo and in-vitro infection models in fish with bacteria, viruses and parasites.

Test production
  • We have pilot factories for the production of commercial products for food (Biotep, Food Pilot) and feed (ATC).
  • We have processing equipment that companies can use to test new production methods or improve existing processes.
  • We can test new equipment and technology for the food industry.
Equipment testing
  • We can test equipment for food producers.
  • We can test aquaculture equipment to investigate its biological effects on fish.
Economic, profitability and ripple effect analyses
  • We conduct business economic analyses of the seafood industry, including profitability factors and ripple effect analyses. 
  • We offer these types of analyses to customers who need more specific and detailed analyses. These could be analyses of a specific region, parts of a value chain and/or a specific period of time.

Laboratories and pilot plants

Do you need laboratory services, test new fish feed ingredients or try scaling up production processes.