Analytical Services

Analytical Services

Our analytical services division operates laboratories undertaking a variety of microbiological and chemical testing, for a wide range of foodborne and environmental pathogens. 


SSQC Microbiology Laboratory provide analytical services for a variety of clients from both the public and private sectors using traditional and new technologies. 


Our laboratory delivers specialist time critical services, enabling quality and contamination issues to be identified and dealt with at the earliest possible opportunity. Clients use the services of the Microbiology laboratory to enable them to verify that the limits identified in their HACCP programme are under control.


SSQC Microbiology Laboratory is a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited testing laboratory No 2651.  UKAS is the sole national accreditation body recognised by the Government for this type of work. 


SSQC Analytical services take part in several external quality schemes. These include QM, QWAS, Aquacheck, PHE Legionella, PHE Shellfish, CEFAS live bivalve Ring Trial.


Benefits of proficiency testing participation include:


  • Monitor and improve quality of measurements
  • Inter-laboratory measurement comparisons
  • Greater process control
  • Demonstrate competency to customers and accreditation bodies
  • Staff development and training
  • Evaluate methods and instrumentation


SSQC is an Official Control Laboratory for the analysis of E.coli in live bivalves.





Link to UKAS documentation
Accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005



Please view our Customer Information Pack for further details.



For further information or to arrange sampling please contact our microbiology laboratory directly using the details below:


01595 772443


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