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Food Services Holiday Period & New Year Arrangements 2020

Please find details of the 2020 Holiday period opening times for our microbiology, contaminants, nutrition and allergens laboratories.


Laboratory Operations

All of our laboratories will be running a full analytical service up to and including Thursday December 24st. The laboratories will be closed on Friday 25th and Monday 28th December 2020 and Friday 1st January 2021.

The microbiology laboratory will remain operational through the period in order to process samples for work in progress.

On Saturday 26th December we will offer a very limited intake of samples in order to provide cover if needed for time critical samples.

There will be no customer collections 25th December 2020, 28th December 2020 and 1st January 2021.

There will be a limited courier service available during this time which will need booking in advance by close on Friday 11th December 2020.

Customers please be aware that although the laboratory is open during the festive period, there will be limited operational staff available and we do not include these as working days for the purpose of due date or turnaround. It would greatly assist our resource planning and staffing arrangements if you are able to plan your analysis requirements as far in advance as possible and to defer until after this period if practical.

Normal laboratory operations will commence on Monday January 4th 2021

We would like to thank you for your continued business and support during 2020, on behalf of everyone at Concept Life Sciences wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday and Prosperous 2021.

If you have any queries or would like to make specific arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact Concept Life Sciences Cambridge on: 01954 782791 or