Definition of public analyst in English:

public analyst

noun

British
  • A health official who analyses food.

    • ‘They were analysed by the the council's public analysts laboratory, which checked the composition of the products and assessed the validity of their weight loss claims.’
    • ‘However, being a public analyst is not by itself sufficient to carry out food analysis on behalf of food authorities.’
    • ‘The public analyst's report on the complaint stated that attached to the meat and bone of the chicken portion was part of a chicken's guts full of cooked starch, seed husks and grains of wheat.’
    • ‘The public analyst later found that both sandwiches, which were bought by builders in June, contained decomposing meat and were unfit for human consumption.’
    • ‘The gin was taken from a bottle labelled Gordon's and was sent to the public analyst.’