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Food Sampling Design and Collection

Gaby Horsley

“In 2014, we designed and implemented 10 science evidence gathering projects for FSA Chemical Safety Division. Our role required excellence in planning, organisational skills and strong staff motivation to ensure an outstanding performance culture within the team, to deliver the best possible outcomes. This included the setup of clearly defined objectives, task and subtasks for every project well in advance, taking into account any possible changing circumstances or risk management.

To achieve this we set up Project Management practices that involved the establishment of clear deliverables, break down tasks, structure delivery plans, risk management, quality management and cost management.

My team delivered all the project goals agreed with the FSA brilliantly - on time, on budget and to the required level of quality, through systematic, methodical and orderly teamwork.”
Gaby Horsley, Operations Manager

Since July 2013, we have been responsible for sampling project design, implementation and timely completion of twelve, tailor-made Food Standard Agency (FSA) research/survey projects. This has included liaison with relevant FSA project officers and selected laboratories.

Projects have ranged from 200 to over 3,000 samples and have included microbiological, fresh, packed and bottled foods and farm samples. Sample sources include small and large retailers, convenience stores, farms and online.

Our HMX system was specifically designed by our sampling team to manage the entire process. It provides easy access, data sharing, intelligent project management control, accurate and comprehensive data tied to individual samples and rapid transfer of information between the HallMark team, the laboratories and the client. At all times clients are fully informed of the up-to-date status of any project.

For more information about our sample collection services please contact us.