Fera Science Ltd (formerly the Executive Agency of the UK Government Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs) is a global service provider of field, laboratory and regulatory programmes in the Agri-food sector, specialising in the sciences that underpin agriculture for sustainable crop production, environmental management and conservation in food safety and quality. As a trusted partner of industry for over 100 years we are committed to protecting the environment through partnerships and original thinking that address and respond to the challenges ahead. We have brought a wide range of disciplines together in the fields of food, environmental safety and agri-tech including plant, animal and bee health, wildlife and food safety and authenticity that supports the agri-food chain and ultimately protects the consumer.
With dedicated laboratories on a purpose-built site outside York, employing c400 staff, this facility offers a unique breadth of technology and scientific capability in sustainable agriculture, animal health, food, environment, biosciences as well as fate, effects and risk assessment for chemicals in the environment, including pesticides, human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals and nanomaterials. Fera conducts a wide range of high technology research and development valuable projects, carrying out statutory, analytical, and diagnostic testing functions for Government departments, public bodies and commercial companies.