All Salmonella testing is now carried out at the Edinburgh lab.

We wanted to make all our clients aware that that Tuesday, 2 January 2019 is a public holiday in Scotland. Whilst the lab will be processing samples, Royal Mail does not deliver north of the border on that day.

The last delivery to the lab in 2018 will be on Monday, 31 December and the first delivery in 2019 will be on Thursday, 3 January. You will need to take this into account when planning sampling and sending.

If this makes time-frames tight/difficult, we can help arrange a courier to ensure delivery within time if you call our Sheriff Hutton practice on 0134 782 0366. For your information, testing must start within 4 days of sampling to be valid for compliance, so it is essential to bear this public holiday in mind.