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

Fera's experts create a buzz for Scottish honey
A Scottish honey is set to take on its global rivals after being revealed as a world-leading superfood in a recent scientific study. The Scottish Bee Company’s heather honey contains up to 10 times more of the essential micronutrient, manganese, compared to 200 of its global rivals. This unique Scottish honey is also amongst the world’s top manganese containing food products. Read more
Climate Smart Protein
"High protein” is increasingly being used globally to market an expanding range of products, such as smoothies and snack bars. But what really is protein and is it all the same? 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
Another perfectly scored set of eDNA results for Fera Science in the 2020 environmental DNA proficiency test
Since the environmental DNA proficiency test scheme was introduced in 2017, Fera have participated in each of the rounds and this year scored another perfect result. All 10 blind samples, which included positive, negative and inhibited results, were correctly identified. Read more
Making mesocosm studies fit for the future of pesticide testing
Regulations for testing the impacts of pesticides, insecticides and other chemical compounds on the environment are becoming increasingly stringent. Read more
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

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