Eurofins goes colourful with sample bags

By Joseph James Whitworth

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Colour coded sample bags used by Eurofins
Colour coded sample bags used by Eurofins

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Eurofins Food Testing UK has introduced colour coded bags to transition samples through the laboratory.

The colour coding means samples go directly to the correct department to be tested, resulting in a faster turnaround. The bags were introduced following a successful trail earlier this year.

Customers must put samples into differently coloured bags according to the type of test - pesticide, allergen, microbiological and chemistry.

Clear bags have been introduced to distinguish between fresh and frozen samples.

Iain Swinton from the firm said: “Eurofins Wolverhampton Laboratory receives samples from all over the UK, colour coding the sample bags is a simple concept, and part of the ‘lean’ philosophy that is operated in this laboratory but it has improved the flow of samples through the different departments.”

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