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  1. Qualitative Screen for Maize or Soya GMOs

    GM testing has become an important process in ensuring food safety across the seed, food and animal feed sectors.

    For more information on the services available please contact us - should link to a bespoke email set up for GM testing on MTU together with sample submission form.

  2. Analysis of food and feed

    GM testing has become an important process in ensuring food safety across the seed, food and animal feed sectors.

    For more information on the services available please contact us - should link to a bespoke email set up for GM testing on MTU together with sample submission form.

  3. Azamethiphos Pesticide in Fish
    Azamethiphos is an organophosphate insecticide. It is primarily used as an antiparasitic veterinary drug for fish farming within the UK. Azamethiphos is not currently approved for use as a plant protection product in the UK under EC Regulation 1107/2009.
  4. Deltamethrin
    Deltamethrin is a non-systemic pyrethroid insecticide. It is used to control insects in a wide range of crops and to control ectoparasites in cattle, sheep and farmed fish. Deltamethrin is approved for use as an insecticide in the UK for a range of vegetables and plants.
  5. Cypermethrin

    Cypermethrin is a non-systematic pyrethroid insecticide with a wide range of agricultural applications, including the control of ectoparasites.  Cypermethrin is approved for use as an insecticide in the UK for a range of vegetables and plants.

  6. Chlorpropham (CIPC)

    Chlorpropham (or CIPC) is isopropyl-N-(3-chlorophenyl) carbamate and is widely used as a sprout suppressing agrochemical applied to stored potatoes and as an herbicide. Chlorpropham is currently approved for use predominately on potatoes as sprout suppressant and an herbicide on wide range of crops.

  7. β-agonists
    β-Agonists (beta-agonists or Beta adrenergic agonists) are used in veterinary medicine to treat pulmonary disorders, but have also been used illegally as growth promoters for more efficient meat production. Fera’s food safety scientists can screen your food samples to check residue levels and confirm they are not present where not permitted, for example from use as illicit growth promoters in the EU.
  8. Bisphenol A - Food and Beverage, Infant Formula, or Food Packaging Samples
    Bisphenol A is employed to make certain plastics and epoxy resins. BPA-based plastic is clear and tough, and is made into a variety of common consumer goods, such as water bottles. Epoxy resins containing are also used as coatings on the inside of many food and beverage cans.
  9. Methylgloxal (MGO) Analysis
    Fera honey analysis experts make use of extensive analyses to determine the authenticity of Manuka honey. We determine a range of chemical compounds which are recognised markers of Manuka honey.
  10. 2-MCPD Analysis
    3-MCPD (3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol), 2-MCPD (2-monochloropropane-1,2-diol) and glycidyl esters are a by-product of processing or refining edible oils and fats and are only relatively recent in their discovery.
  11. 3-MCPD Analysis
    3-MCPD (3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol), 2-MCPD (2-monochloropropane-1,2-diol) and glycidyl esters are a by-product of processing or refining edible oils and fats and are only relatively recent in their discovery.
  12. 3-MCPD & 2-MCPD Analysis
    3-MCPD (3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol), 2-MCPD (2-monochloropropane-1,2-diol) and glycidyl esters are a by-product of processing or refining edible oils and fats and are only relatively recent in their discovery.

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