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Fera regularly share news and insight around a range of subjects across the agri-food chain.

FSA Set Official Deadline for CBD Products to submit Valid Novel Food Authorisation Applications
Announcing today on BBC Breakfast, Emily Miles, Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), is making it clear to industry that any CBD product producers who wish to sell their products in the UK ‘has a deadline of 31 March 2021 to submit valid novel food authorisation applications'. Read more
Fapas Helps the Baby Food Council
Fera Science Limited’s proficiency testing group, Fapas® is making a significant contribution to help the Baby Food Council. Read more
Testing time for aquatic risk assessments
The challenges for aquatic risk assessments over the next decade. As we enter a new decade, it’s a time for reflection and for planning ahead. The world of environmental risk assessments is undergoing a period of unprecedented flux, as new, more stringent regulations reshape the landscape for aquatic ecotoxicity testing. Read more
Supply chains are constantly evolving, adapting to challenges to sustainability and shifting consumer demand
Supply chains are constantly evolving to deliver and adapt to the ever-changing needs and wants of their customers and consumers. This evolution could be the widespread adoption of practices which increase the resilience of the underpinning farm systems, or address supply chain profitability through the adoption of data driven tools, or the fast-tracking of new products and services to gain competitive advantage. Read more
Prepare for the Unexpected
The unexpected gross chemical contamination of a potable water supply is an event which demands the best of any laboratory that finds itself at the centre of such intense attention... Read more
European Union Announced That It Will No Longer Permit Sales Of Chlorpyrifos
The European Union has confirmed it will no longer permit sales of the widely used actives in insecticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl; after Jan. 31, 2020. Read more
Bug hunting in the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean
Montserrat is a UK Overseas Territory in the eastern Caribbean. It is nicknamed "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean" both for its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for the Irish ancestry of many of its inhabitants. Read more
Meet the Fera team - Dr Joana Vicente
Since joining Fera Science as Senior Plant Bacteriologist at the beginning of November, Dr Joana Vicente has been managing and working towards delivering a range of R&D projects on plant pathogenic bacteria and soil biological diversity. Read more
Hear from our PhD students
Achieving your PhD with Fera will provide you with a real insight in scientific research from the industry perspective. The opportunity will provide you with access to some of the best equipment and experienced expertise. Fera is a fantastic working environment to develop your PhD and for starting your research career. Don't just take our word for it, hear what our students have to say. Read more
Fulfil your PhD journey by working in conjunction with Fera Science and Newcastle University
PhD studentships at Fera are a fantastic opportunity if you are ambitious, eager for a challenge and want to push yourself to new heights with a career in industry. They provide the opportunity to gain the skills and the confidence you need to progress within in your career. Read more

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