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

Fera launches the world’s most extensive wine proficiency testing programme
Fera Science has launched the world’s most thorough wine proficiency testing scheme, meeting industry demands for a solution that will help ensure consistency of wine production year-on-year. 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
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 and CHAP take the lead in agri-food sustainability and productivity says key MPs
Three members of the EFRA (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Select Committee spent a day at National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC) near York to see the very latest science and technology being developed to support sustainable intensification of farming to increase the UK’s food security and competitiveness in international agri-food export markets. Read more
Pyrethroid resistance in willow-carrot aphid
A sample of willow-carrot aphids collected from Cow Parsley in North Yorkshire by Larissa Collins in May 2014 have been found to be resistant to lambda-cyhalothrin by Steve Foster (Rothamsted Research), while screening aphid samples for an AHDB funded project. 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
Fera: Pioneering the way in technology in agri-food science
Since our early beginnings, Fera have remained at the forefront of utilising developments in technology to the best of our advantage. Such advancement has allowed us to retain our original thinking and presence in the agri-food sector whilst confronting national incidents. Read more
Guy Thallon bolsters Business Development team at Fera Science
Guy Thallon joins Fera Science Limited as Strategic Business Development Manager in the Crop Health division. Read more