Public analysts are the highly skilled scientists who form the primary scientific base of the United Kingdom’s public protection enforcement service where chemical analysis and related testing are appropriate. In Scotland Public Analysts are also responsible for micro biological examination of food.
Fera Science will be attending the APA Conference in Glasgow, represented by Susan MacDonald, Science Lead for natural plant and mycotoxins, who will give a presentation on natural plant toxins occurring in herbal products.
Also attending, and giving a short update on the Fapas® Proficiency Testing scheme will be Phil Smith and Nikki Molloy. Fapas® is also participating in the trade show. They are looking forward to presenting their new products developed specifically for the 2020/21 programme.
Fapas is a world renowned accredited proficiency testing provider, supporting the food and water testing industries since 1990.
We support laboratories to help them to achieve the quality of analysis demanded of them by their customers, accreditation bodies and managers.
We supply hundreds of proficiency tests a year to thousands of laboratories across all continents of the world, except Antarctica. We supply real matrix test samples for all routine analytical disciplines in the fields of food chemistry, food microbiology, genetically modified materials, drinking water chemistry and microbiology, environmental chemistry and microbiology.