SRL Research Recognised by Certification Europe

Margaret Shine, Founder and Managing Director of SRL with Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Simon Coveney T.D.

Margaret Shine, Founder and Managing Director of SRL with Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Simon Coveney T.D.


Dublin 20 November 2013: SRL Sensory Research Ltd, one of the world’s leading sensory, scientific and consumer research companies, was today awarded ISO 9001 accreditation by Certification Europe at the Future of Food conference today at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Speaking at the presentation of the ISO 9001 Quality management system certification to Margaret Shine, Founder and Managing Director of SRL, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Simon Coveney T.D. stated:

“Ireland has an incredible reputation for food production globally, and the integrity and quality of our food industry must consistently strive to achieve the best possible standards. I am delighted to present this award to SRL Research, which is not a traditional food company but an indigenous sensory research company operating across the food, beverage, health sectors. They have benchmarked their services against the stringent quality requirements of the food sector and excelled. I congratulate Margaret Shine and her team at SRL for continuing to pursue the highest of quality standards and controls”.

Cork-based SRL Sensory Research, established in 2002, has an impressive client portfolio of the world’s leading food, beverage and pharmaceutical brands, and has recently announced plans through merger and acquisition activity.

“The research we provide to clients may affect global decisions on products, and can have a major impact on the financial performance of companies”, said Margaret Shine, CEO SRL Sensory Research.
“Therefore quality is key in everything we do, and today’s certification is testament to the commitment of SRL to build in quality at every stage of our business, research and product delivery.

The globally recognised ISO Quality standard identified the internal and external process changes which the leading scientific management consulting company has introduced to strengthen its overall Quality Managements Systems processes framework, allowing SRL Sensory Research to deliver best practise customer focused products to the Irish and International market.

At the presentation ceremony Dr John Ryan, Director of Services at Certification Europe, spoke enthusiastically about SRL Research’s achievement.

“From the beginning SRL Sensory Research Ltd. were keen to embrace the process, committing their time and dedication to earning this certification. I feel that this commitment has demonstrated their market leading position and now they can now hold up Certification Europe’s ISO 9001 certificate as testimony to the hard work and effort that the company has put into delivering a first class service to all of their clients, customers and stakeholders.”

SRL Research employs more than 20 people including experienced and internationally renowned experts in the area of sensory research, consumer science, statistics and emotional engineering.

With food, drinks, personal care and pharmaceuticals expert sensory panels, SRL is connected to research centres allover the world, to ensure the provision of world-class sensory research services to many global brands.

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