Government Chemist

Latest from Government Chemist

  1. Webinar: Why do laboratories get it wrong?
  2. Government announces UK Global Tariff
  3. Honey Authenticity Seminar (2019) Report

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What Government Chemist does

We resolve scientific disputes mainly in the food and feed sectors, give advice to regulators and industry, and carry out research.

Government Chemist is part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Submit a referee sample to the Government Chemist
  2. Submit a second expert opinion sample
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Government Chemist Stakeholder Workshop Report 2019
  2. Government Chemist Annual Review 2018
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Our management

Selvarani Elahi
Deputy Government Chemist, Nominated Officer, Programme Manager, Project Manager (advisory function)
Dr Malcolm Burns
Principal Scientist and Special Advisor
Kirstin Gray
Analysis Manager
Dr Michael Walker MChemA, CChem, FRSC, FIFST
Nominated Officer, Head of the Office of the Government Chemist (OGC)

Contact Government Chemist

Government Chemist

Queens Road
TW11 0LY
United Kingdom

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