Scientific Services


Staffordshire Scientific Services offer reliable testing, impartial advice and flexible customer support to clients in both the public sector and private business. In operation since 1929, the laboratory has been working to protect the public from the deliberate or accidental introduction of harmful foods, drink and animal feeding stuffs into the marketplace for nearly a century.

Our Public Analysts and highly qualified scientific staff are experienced in the fields of chemical analysis and legislation in regard to public health and product safety. The laboratory is accredited to UKAS Quality Standard ISO/IEC 17025 and is an Official Control Laboratory as defined by European legislation.

Services the laboratory can offer include full nutritional and chemical analysis of foods; detection of contaminants in food; analysis of animal feed and fertilisers; air, water and environmental pollution analysis; and safety testing of consumer goods including ceramics, toys, clothing, sunglasses and cosmetics.

Update: Staffordshire Scientific Service and Public Analyst Laboratory Closure

Following a review by Staffordshire County Council, a decision has been made to close Staffordshire Scientific Services and Public Analyst Laboratory with effect from 28 February 2018. The authority’s public protection work will continue with services being commissioned from other providers.

The last day of accepting samples for analysis is 22 December 2017.

We would like to thank you for your support and business. To assist you with your future requirements, a list of other Public Analyst Laboratories in England can be found below:

Public Analyst Laboratories in England

 Laboratory Contact Details Analysis Enquiries Areas of Testing
Hampshire Scientific Services Hyde Park Road
023 928 29501

Rachael New

Foods, Toys, Drugs, Microbiology
Kent Scientific Services 8 Abbey Wood Road
Kings Hill
West Mailing
ME19 6YT
03000 415100

Jon Griffin

Foods, Cosmetics, Fertilisers, Animal Feeds, Pesticides
Lancashire Scientific Services Pedders Way
Riversway Docklands
Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston
01772 721660

Bharathi Reddy

Foods, Microbiology, Animal Feeds, Waters
West Yorkshire Analytical Services West Yorkshire Analytical Services
Newpshaw Lane South
LS27 7JQ
0113 393 9710

Duncan Campbell

Foods, Animal Feeds
Worcestershire Scientific Services Berkeley Business Park
Unit 5
Wainwright Road
01905 751300

Paul Hancock

Foods, Animal Feeds, DNA techniques (species, allergens, GM)

Further information

For more about the services we can offer:

Telephone: 01785 277825

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