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    Proteomics: a valuable new scientific tool in the fight against food fraud
    As consumers, we have the right to know what is in the food we buy and where our food is coming from. Yet today’s food chain is of unprecedented complexity and span, presenting greater risks in relation to safety and authenticity. So clear and correct labelling of food and drink products is vital. Read more
    National Food Strategy
    The UK awaits the independent review from Henry Dimbleby which will direct the National Food Strategy. The Strategy will address food integrity (= safety and security) whilst reducing environmental impact. 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
    Fera begins the crusade on bringing UK’s scientific expertise on Food Fraud partnering on EU China Safe project
    Following the Prime Minister’s overseas visit to Beijing last week, China sees Britain as an important ally in its call for more open global markets, even understanding the challenges of operating in China, and both countries are referring to this watershed moment as a “golden era” in relations. Read more
    Food Fraud 2017 - 3 May 2017
    2017 is being heralded as the 'year of transparency' in attempt to satisfy customers who want to know more about the content of their food and its origins. In latter months of 2016 there was an increase in recalls from sunflower seeds to flour to powdered milk. Read more
    Scientific Breakthrough Identifies Genuine Mānuka Honey
    The Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA), the independent industry body for Mānuka honey, today announced that it has validated a number of unique signature compounds found only in genuine Mānuka honey. These findings are the result of over five years of scientific research with UK-based Fera Science and other international research contributors. Read more

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