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

Public Sector Support Services

local authority workStaffordshire Scientific Services provides an analytical testing and scientific advisory service to a large number of local authorities in the Midlands and further afield. The purpose of this is:

  • to contribute scientific and technical expertise in order to protect the public and support the enforcement of laws surrounding health and safety and consumer protection (for example the Food Safety Act, the Agricultural Act and consumer protection legislation.)
  • to research and survey food products and cooked meals to obtain information which is used to promote public health (for example we might look at the nutritional value of school meals or meals served in old people's homes.)
  • to visit factories where food is made to provide scientific and technical expertise to ensure that the food manufactured is safe and accurately described.
  • in general to contribute to efforts to help ensure public health and safety.

Staffordshire Scientific Services is also keen to work with local authorities on research proposals which generate new information regarding public health.

Organisational Culture

We have stringent and active policies relating to our

  • environmental performance - accreditation BS14000
  • equality and diversity
  • health and safety policies

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.

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

Sample Submission Form

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.