Come join us at the Association of Public Analysts Conference

Start Date25 October 2018 at 11:00:00 BST
End Date26 October 2018 at 16:30:00 BST
LocationCardiff Marriott Hotel, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Event TypeConference
Fera AreAttending, Exhibiting, and Speaking

Fera and Fapas are speaking at the APA Conference

Marriott Hotel, Cardiff

The Association of Public Analysts (also known as the APA) is the professional body for the highly-skilled scientists who make up the front-line of the UK's public protection service. The Public Analyst works to ensure the health and safety of the public in relation to food, animal feed, water, environmental matters and consumer protection.

Fera as a UK National Reference Laboratory, are pleased to announce that Dr Warwick Anderson will be giving an regulatory update on ‘Determination of 2- and 3-MCPD and of Fatty Acid Esters of 2- and 3-MCPD and Glycidol in food and food ingredients’. Craig Eaton, Fapas Team Manager will also be speaking at the conference.

The APA also have a number of excellent speakers lined up from Syngenta, the MHRA and the Public Analyst Service in Southern Ireland. Other speakers include the author Nicola Temple who co-wrote the book ‘Sorting The Beef From The Bull’ and a representative from the Food Standards Agency. Duncan Thorburn Burns will also give a presentation to the first female APA President, Joan Peden.

We are delighted to announce that we will be co-sponsoring the annual dinner at this years’ APA Conference on the evening of Friday 26th October 2018 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. We hope to see you there.

Fapas Proficiency Tests

Fapas Proficiency Tests

Fapas proficiency testing provides an independent assessment of your laboratory performance and compares your results to laboratories worldwide. Taking part in our proficiency tests gives you confidence in your laboratory equipment, methods and staff, and assurance that you are delivering the quality results demanded by your customer.

Fapas Reference Materials

Fapas Reference Materials

Reference Materials (RMs) are also available from Fapas for some analyte/matrix combinations. RMs have a much higher degree of characterisation than PT or QC materials with a defined chain of traceability. RMs undergo formal stability testing for both short-term and long-term applications.

Fapas Quality Control Materials

Fapas QC

Quality Control (QC) samples may be used for troubleshooting poor performance in the PT, training of new staff, method development or generating QC charts. Fapas QCs have an associated datasheet which provides the same data of assigned values and performance limits as in the PT.


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