Hampshire Scientific Service uses science to help Hampshire County Council maximise the wellbeing of its residents.
We provide the forensic science behind Trading Standards and Environmental Health that enables them to identify faulty, dangerous and misleading products.
We work with colleagues throughout the County Council to ensure that schools, residential homes, in fact all Council properties, and our environment is safe and healthy.
Hampshire Scientific Service provides a scientific advisory and analytical service accredited to the high quality standards required by UK Government and the EC, to Hampshire County Council and many other local authorities throughout England.
We have a team of specialist scientists and technologists who statutorily monitor and advise on the quality of foods in compliance with regulations and standards.
The laboratory analyses foods, drinks, and ingredients for composition, quality, spoilage, additives and contaminants. Our services are wide ranging and include:
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We have considerable experience in the chemical, microbiological and physical testing of consumer products.
The types of products routinely tested include toys, children’s clothes, candles and cosmetics.
Our experts test consumer products in accordance with the relevant safety regulations using European Standard methods.
We provide the scientific expertise to undertake sampling and analysis of numerous aspects of environmental safety including
Our experienced team of microbiologists, food technologists and chemists provide a comprehensive sampling, analysis and auditing service for food, water and air microbiology.
Our experts have many years experience in overseeing the safe removal of asbestos-based materials.
Experts have specialist skills in two key areas
Charges payable for analysis, advice and on-site monitoring.
Local government departments and other local authorities.
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