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New Rules on Allergen Labelling - Discounted Testing

July 2014

allergen testing

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has recently published new technical guidance to help small and medium sized (SME) businesses comply with the new rules on allergen labelling. Food regulatory labelling requirements EU Regulation 1169/2011 (FIC) will be phased in on 13th December 2014. The changes contained within these regulations affect allergen advice and nutritional labelling of food products sold within the UK and EC.

Food businesses in the UK will have to follow the new rules for labelling pre-packed foods and non-prepacked (loose) foods as detailed in the European Union Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC).

Public Analyst Michelle Evans says

"Staffordshire Scientific Services are pleased to be able to offer a discounted Allergen and Nutritional testing and advice service to local businesses in support of the County Council’s priority for the people of Staffordshire to be healthier and feel the benefits of economic growth."

Staffordshire Trading Standards guidance on FIC can be found here.

Staffordshire Scientific Services are committed to delivering a flexible, client driven, local service, supporting Staffordshire businesses to achieve commercial success and economic growth.

  • All our testing includes free expert regulatory and scientific advice from our Public Analysts and Scientific Officers.
  • Discounts are available for bulk or regular scheduled testing and in some instances a courier service could be arranged.

Please contact us for further information, testing advice and a personal business quote.

Limited time only

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

Other information

Allergen Testing Service

Nutritional Analysis of Foods

Food Allergy and Food Intolerance Network

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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

staffs-scientific@staffordshire.gov.uk

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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.