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

Pesticide Testing

July 2014

EC Food and Feed Safety UpdatePesticide crop spraying

Member States endorsed the recommendations to de-list curry from India from the Regulation's Annex I, to increase the control frequency for Brassica oleracea originating from China and to list table grapes from Peru and dried apricots from Turkey.

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September 2009

Protecting our nation’s borders: Pesticide Testing

Staffordshire Scientific Services in partnership with a private contractor provides pesticide testing and becomes a key player in protecting the UK’s food and animal feed chain.

Our Public Analyst has been appointed by the local authorities servicing Manchester, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports in response to changing UK legislation. Feeds and food of non-animal origin imported from certain third countries are now subject to additional testing requirements. These special conditions are due to product contamination risks by pesticides and other harmful toxins as laid down in Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009.

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 of 24 July 2009 implementing Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the increased level of official controls on imports of certain feed and food of non-animal origin and amending Decision 2006/504/EC

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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.