Addressing Public Concerns - Providing confidential testing services for members of the public, professional individuals and consultants
Independent testing to provide peace of mind

Food & Drink Analysis

The Food Safety Act requires that all local authorities must appoint a Public Analyst to carry out the authority’s food testing, whilst European Law requires that testing of official samples is undertaken in an Official Control testing

Staffordshire Scientific Services is an Official Control Laboratory with experienced Public Analysts providing advice and a comprehensive testing service to food enforcers, legislators, manufacturers, retailers and individual members of the public.

Food manufactured outside the UK can be checked for compliance with UK and EU legislation. Products can be tested for nutritional content, vitamins, minerals and the presence of allergens such as peanut, milk, gluten, soya and egg. Beverages can be analysed for added water, colourings, alcohol content and that branded spirits are what they claim to be. Food containers can be checked for suitability of purpose and transfer of toxins to food (for more details see our Consumer Product Testing page).

Our food testing service includes:

  • Nutritional Analysis of Foods
  • Allergen Testing
  • Contaminated Food and Drink Analysis
  • Mycotoxin Analysis
  • Food and Chemical Religious Compliance Testing
  • Authenticity Testing of Food and Drink
  • Meat and Fish Speciation Analysis
  • Food Additives and Flavouring Testing
  • Alcohol and Congener Testing
  • Soft Drinks and Fruit Juice Analysis
  • Advice on statutory labelling requirements

All our testing includes free expert regulatory and scientific advice from our Public Analysts and Scientific Officers.

Further downloadable information regarding the services we offer can be found here.

Quality - at the heart of everything we do.

The laboratory is managed at all levels to achieve and maintain a high standard of quality in all aspects of the services we provide. Professionalism and a customer driven service is at the heart of everything we do.

As part of ISO/IEC 17025 quality accreditation we participate in FAPAS, Aquacheck, NETCEN and other European proficiency testing schemes.

Please contact us for more information about the services we can offer, testing advice and a personal business quote

Our Credentials

Staffordshire Scientific Services is a UKAS ISO/IEC 17025 Official UK Food and Agriculture Enforcement laboratory, serving the analytical needs of the UK. Our Public Analysts and highly qualified staff provide reliable scientific testing, advice on legislation and expert witness representation. We are committed to delivering a flexible client driven service to both the public sector and private business.

A comprehensive range of UKAS accredited tests are available within our laboratory and our UKAS flexible scope protocols allows us to develop client driven methods to high specifications.

View our UKAS accreditation schedule here.

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Getting In Touch

Staffordshire Scientific Services
14 Martin Street
Stafford ST16 2LG

T: 01785 277 825 F: 01785 277 812

Staffordshire County Council

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Q. Can I pay by credit/ debit card?

A. Staffordshire Scientific Services are now able to offer debit/ credit card payment options at no extra charge. A list of cards currently accepted can be found here. Please contact us for further details.