Entry from British & World English dictionary
A health official who analyses food.
- However, being a public analyst is not by itself sufficient to carry out food analysis on behalf of food authorities.
- 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.
- 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.
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