A FOOD testing facility in Tweedbank is facing “potential closure”, it has been confirmed.

Staff at the Eurofins site are currently being consulted on the matter.

The laboratory lost its testing accreditation in September last year.

Mark Carnaghan, managing director of Eurofins Food & Water Testing (UK & Ireland), said this has led to the business being financially unviable.

Mr Carnaghan said: “I can confirm that we are consulting with all of our staff based at our Galashiels site on the potential closure of the business.

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“Unfortunately, the site lost its testing accreditation at the end of September 2022 and subsequently has not been able to deliver the testing services many of our clients have come to rely on and trust in.

“This has meant that despite our efforts, the business has not been able to generate any sales revenue since that time. Despite commitment from our UK leadership board to continue investing in the site in a bid to regain accreditation, the timings for reaccreditation and the ongoing financial impact of having no sales revenue sadly means the business is no longer financially viable.

“We are, of course, exploring alternative outcomes and redeployment opportunities with the affected staff and will continue to consult with them, collectively and individually, on the potential closure of the site.”