Visit to Eurofins Food Testing Laboratory - February 2018

A group of members braved the blizzards and sub-zero temperatures to find out more about Eurofins food operations at their relatively new (and still expanding) site near Wolverhampton. An introductory talk by Patrick Harte GM on the Eurofins operations and busy acquisition (about 1 a week globally) was followed by Dionisis Theodosis explaining the specific capabilities of the UK  Eurofins sites and how they linked in with Eurofins global centres of excellence. We then enjoyed an interesting tour of the site covering sample receiving and preparation through the various chemistry and microbiology and sensory labs covering such analyses as nutrition, pesticides, aflatoxin, allergens (especially gluten) and then on to recent installations such as evaluation of oven performance and verifying cooking instructions. Thanks to Katarzyna Niedzwiedzka for setting up and hosting.