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

Horse Meat Testing

January 2014

New Real Time DNA Detection Equipment

real time DNAIn response to the Horse Meat scandal the laboratory is working towards UKAS accreditation for meat DNA speciation, developing faster and more accurate methodologies to protect the public.

As part of this process, the laboratory has invested in state of the art Real Time DNA analysis equipment to supplement our existing UKAS accredited DNA testing technology.

We are committed to gaining UKAS accreditation for this new technology in the near future.

Please contact us for details.

January 2013

Identification of Animal Species - Including Horse and Pig.

There has been wise spread media coverage of beef products on sale within the UK and the Republic of Ireland which have been found to contain traces of horse and pig DNA.

Staffordshire Scientific Services (An Official Food and Agriculture Enforcement Laboratory) is able to offer qualitative, trace level meat species identification services that include both Horse and Pig DNA identification.

For further information please contact Michelle Evans:

T: 01785 277 830       F: 01785 277 812

Food Standards Agency investigation into horse and pig DNA in beef products

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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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.