CSL – Central Science Laboratory

CSL is an executive agency of the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs. In 1996 it moved to purpose built state for the art laboratory facilities at Sand Hutton near York. Here over 500 scientists work on a wide variety of fields relevant to agriculture environment and the food industry. Of particular relevance is the long established expertise in developing antibodies and immunoassays to a wide variety of analytes (www.forsitediagnostics.com   www.pocketdiagnostic.com). CSL also has a strong food safety and authenticity research group with an extensive portfolio of molecular biology and proteomic projects commissioned by the UK food standards Agency.

Expertise in feedsafety projects

SAFEED-PAP (FP6) – Detection of presence of species-specific processed animal proteins in animal feed (https://safeedpap.feedsafety.org/) – project coordinator

SRMTEST (FP5) – Detection of specified risk animal tissue in cooked meat products (http://www.srmtest.info )

Project team


Dr Paul Reece
Sand Hutton
UK-YO 41 1LZ
United Kingdom

Tel : +44 (0)1904 462 615
Fax : +44 (0)1904 462 111
Email : p.reece@csl.gov.uk

Web site : http://www.csl.gov.uk/main.cfm



Helen Grundy, Paul Reece, Matthew Sharman