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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
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
Dr Julian Smith joins the Symposium on Agritech, Aquaculture and Food Safety as a keynote speaker on Gulf Science and Innovation Partnerships
Food security is a topic of global concern and is of specific importance to Gulf countries due to rapid population growth and constraints to local food production caused by a harsh climate and limited water supply. Read more
Fera Launches New Wine Fapas Proficiency Tests in Partnership with StarEcotronics & Isvea
Proficiency testing is a key part of food testing services, which helps to ensure the safety and quality of the food chain. The global market for food testing services is projected to grow from $13Bn in 2017 to $19Bn in five years. Read more

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