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Accreditation & Approval

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Multi-Site Accreditation

BN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005

Accreditation is a formal, third party assessment of a laboratory’s competence to perform specific tasks against a recognised standard. For ALcontrol Laboratories this is International Standard BN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 – General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.

ALcontrol Laboratories are accredited against BN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) who are the sole accreditation body for the United Kingdom.  

ALcontrol Laboratories hold Multi Site Accreditation under UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory Number 1349N for all of our accredited Food and Waters testing activates.

The schedule of our UKAS accredited testing activities can be found here - UKAS Schedule of Accreditation.


Drinking Water Testing Specification Accreditation

The Rotherham laboratory holds Drinking Water Testing Specification (DWTS) accreditation for the testing of drinking water sampled under the Private Water Supply Regulations or Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations.


Animal By-Products Accredited Testing

Testing at our Shrewsbury laboratory also covers BN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for the analysis of Enterobacteriaceae and Salmonella spp in animal feeds in accordance with ABP (Enforcement) (England) Regulation 2013 No. 2952 as implemented by EU142/2011 (equivalent to DEFRA approval).

Details of these can also be found on our UKAS schedule - UKAS Schedule of Accreditation.

Marks and Spencer and Tesco Approval


Our network of food testing laboratories all hold Marks and Spencer and Tesco approval.

The Marks and Spencer PLC Independent Supplementary Audit (M&S ISA) and the Tesco Laboratory Approval Scheme (TLAS) are administered by Campden BRI.  Our compliance to these is assessed annually at each site.

Details of our approved Marks and Spencer ISA and Tesco TLAS tests can be found here

M&S ISA Scope - Rotherham   Tesco TLAS Scope - Rotherham
M&S ISA Scope - Shrewsbury Tesco TLAS Scope - Shrewsbury
M&S ISA Scope - Dunstable Tesco TLAS Scope - Dunstable
M&S ISA Scope - Newton Abbot Tesco TLAS Scope - Newton Abbot




Legionella Control Association

ALcontrol Laboratories are also a member of the Legionella Control Association (LCA).  As a registered member of the LCA ALcontrol Laboratories are recognised as a approved supplier of Legionella testing services.

LCA certificate



In addition to our testing accreditation and approval our Rotherham Laboratory holds ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for Environmental Management.