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Quality Management

quality principles

Staffordshire Scientific Services is managed at all levels to achieve and maintain a high standard of professionalism and quality. The laboratory has a dedicated Quality Manager & Safety Officer and we are committed to the continuous improvement of the service.

The laboratory complies with accreditation standard BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories ISBN 0 580 46330 3.

In relation to its responsibilities and services in the enforcement of European and United Kingdom food law, Staffordshire Scientific Services complies at all times with BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and in particular the requirements prescribed by:

  • Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules.
  • Council Regulation (EC) No. 301/2008 adapting Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules.
  • Council Directives 89/397/EEC of 14 June 1989, on the official control of foodstuffs
  • Council Directives 93/99/EEC of 29 October 1993, on the subject of additional measures concerning the official control of foodstuffs

The laboratory:

  • Employs suitably qualified persons to carry out test work
  • Uses a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Uses validated test methods
  • Participates in recognised proficiency testing schemes

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

Other information

EPTIS proficiency testing data base.

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

staffs-scientific@staffordshire.gov.uk

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.