The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has awarded contracts for services to support the official control shellfish monitoring programme in Scotland.
The services were put out to open tender at the end of August 2011. New contracts, which will commence on 2 April 2012, are being developed with the successful bidders.
For some of the services, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) will lead a partnership comprising of the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), the Shetland Seafood Quality Control (SSQC), the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) and the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI).
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