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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
High levels of arsenic found in rice presents risk to UK children
In a bid to mitigate associated health risks and to reduce children’s exposure to harmful contaminants, the European Commission imposed a maximum limit for inorganic arsenic concentrations for manufacturers to comply with. Following recent testing on multiple rice varieties sold in the UK, researchers have found that half of the rice samples in the study exceeded the maximum arsenic limits for young children. 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
Antimicrobial packaging can extend shelf life and prevent food waste - but more analysis is needed
Increasingly, the unprecedented levels of food waste in the developed world, at a time when close to one billion of the world’s population faces starvation, is seen as an international scandal. Read more
UK must be vigilant on food safety after Brexit
A very likely consequence of the UK’s exit from the EU - and a desirable outcome for some - is the opportunity for the UK to source food (and related) imports from new countries of origin under a new trade/tariff regime. Read more
Fera’s work with Government underpins future policy
About half of the food consumed in the UK is produced in the EU and other countries therefore maintaining UK’s food safety standards are a must as the food industry prepares for Brexit. Read more
Review of bio-based food contact materials published
The safety of bio-based food contact materials has been examined in a new report produced for the FSA with the scientific work performed by Fera. Read more
Fapas refine their leading wine proficiency testing programme to reflect market demands
With a full year of testing in the bag and significant customer feedback, Fapas have now refined their programme of wine proficiency tests to give customers’ a wider choice of different analytes to suit their requirements. Read more
Illegal Levels of Arsenic found in Baby Foods
In January 2016, the EU imposed a maximum limit of inorganic arsenic on manufacturers in a bid to mitigate associated health risks. Researchers* have found that little has changed since this law was passed and that 50 per cent of baby rice food products still contain an illegal level of inorganic arsenic. Read more
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

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