Food, Water & Environmental Service

Scientific Lead: Deborah Charles

Service Manager: Steve Murphy


Principal functions

To provide comprehensive, professional, cost effective and accredited microbiological testing of food, dairy products and water for private and public customers in Wales in pursuit of protecting the public from infection through routine surveillance and outbreak investigation.

To carry out relevant and cost effective research into specific and relevant aspects of food and water quality and safety, as determined by the needs of Public Health Wales, the Welsh Government, central Government, the national Food Standards Agency and the Food Standards Agency for Wales.

To provide consultancy, advice and training as required by public bodies and private companies.