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

The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) publishes Fipronil results of follow-up monitoring since contamination scare
EFSA has published its analysis of food data collected following the detection of fipronil residues in eggs last summer. Member States submitted to EFSA the results of more than 8,000 samples of eggs and chicken collected between January and November 2017. Read more
FSA find no evidence of fipronil in eggs in UK as Germany recalls contaminated Dutch eggs in fipronil scare
FSA find no evidence of fipronil in eggs in UK as Germany recalls contaminated Dutch eggs in fipronil scare Read more
Online Shopping Now Available
Our website takes a step into the future: easy online ordering now available with the opportunity to buy food and crop tests ‘anytime, anywhere and on any device’. Read more
The Potential For Growth at NAFIC
The bioeconomy in the North of England stands on the cusp of significant expansion and one of the science parks which is ready to play its part is the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC). Read more
If you are a potato grower – we need your help.
Fera and CHAP are pleased to announce that CropMonitor will be launching a new pest and disease risk forecasting service for potatoes in May. We are looking for volunteers to be part of a network of surveillance to report appearance of first symptoms in crops. Data will be collected from registered users via a mobile phone during the decision period for potato blight disease management. All data will be plotted in real-time on a map of the UK. Read more
EU vote in favour of tighter controls on Acrylamide presence in food
As of the 11th April 2018 Regulation (EU) 2017/2158 came into force which outlines that food business operators must work to tighter controls for determining the level of acrylamide in foodstuffs and in accordance with the requirements set out in Annex III. Read more
Perfect score for Fera in 2018 Environmental DNA Proficiency Test
Proficiency testing is an essential part of laboratory quality procedure, designed to provide evidence of the robustness of the testing to ensure that excellent quality service is delivered to customers. Our quality assurance and experience make us the partner of choice for ecologists needing accurate and timely results. Read more
Feed the birds? Scientists highlight risks of disease at garden bird feeders
Collaborative ZSL/BTO study stresses ongoing importance of feeding while investigating evolving threats to wild birds. Read more
A recent study as reported by HorizonScan has found an alarming high number of heavy metals & BPA in protein powders
Protein powder was once a niche product, reserved for the larders of hardcore weight lifters. Not anymore. Today the benefits of protein are widely acknowledged—there's even Weetabix Protein—and the sports supplement industry in Britain is now worth £650 million a year. Read more
The horse meat scandal five years on – what’s changed
The horse meat scandal affected countries across Europe, sparked public outrage, resulted in a series of product recalls and exposed significant flaws in Europe’s food supply chain. Regulators and industry took action and there’s now a stricter food testing regime across Europe and many initiatives are underway to ensure this sort of incident doesn’t reoccur. Read more

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