Covance to Open New Site in UK For Food Safety

New lab in Harrogate to specialize in cutting-edge research for contaminants testing.


Covance, Inc., a leader in testing for the food, dietary supplement, infant formula, ag biotech, restaurant, and pet food industries, announced this week that it will expand its nutritional chemistry and food safety (NCFS) services by opening a new 10,000-square-foot laboratory this summer within its existing facility in Harrogate, England. 

“Our new European site for nutritional chemistry and food safety services will enable us to provide the consistency of service and quality testing that our clients have come to expect from Covance, from a location that is closer and more convenient to their European operations,” said Brad Riemenapp, VP and general nanager, NCFS. “In Harrogate, we will conduct cutting-edge research in food contaminants testing and the full spectrum of nutritional chemistry.”

Covance will be using a £575,000 (approximately $975,000 dollar) grant from the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Business Growth Program, made possible through the Government's Regional Growth Fund, Covance to undertake exciting new research in the area of contaminants testing at the Harrogate site. 

“The expertise and intelligence behind this new research into nutritional health and food testing puts the Leeds City Region on the map and enhances our reputation as a great place to do business,” said Roger Marsh, Chair of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.

In welcoming the project, David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, said, “Having launched the UK’s Strategy for Agricultural Technologies this summer, I am pleased that this project aligns with our efforts to accelerate translation of research. The joint funding into Covance’s new research center demonstrates the importance and commitment that Covance and the UK Government have in nutritional health and innovative research.”

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