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

Developing sustainable sources of animal feed
Poor nutrition is a persistent problem in low and middle income countries, caused in part by the lack of good quality protein in animal and human diets. Also, rural communities face animal feed shortages, and food crops struggle to grow in poor quality soil. Read more
Expansion of risk forecasting service will provide real-time data for sustainable pest and disease management
Expansion of risk forecasting service will provide real-time data for sustainable pest and disease management Read more
Fera-commissioned research into public awareness of food safety issues drives new targeted Micro proficiency tests to support industry
Fera Science have recently commissioned research into public awareness of food safety issues and to understand some of the real threats to food safety worldwide and created new ISO/IEC 17043/2010 accredited specific target proficiency tests to support industry. 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
FSA find no evidence of fipronil in eggs in UK as Germany recalls contaminated Dutch eggs in fipronil scare
FSA find no evidence of fipronil in eggs in UK as Germany recalls contaminated Dutch eggs in fipronil scare Read more
Online Shopping Now Available
Our website takes a step into the future: easy online ordering now available with the opportunity to buy food and crop tests ‘anytime, anywhere and on any device’. Read more
The Potential For Growth at NAFIC
The bioeconomy in the North of England stands on the cusp of significant expansion and one of the science parks which is ready to play its part is the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC). Read more
If you are a potato grower – we need your help.
Fera and CHAP are pleased to announce that CropMonitor will be launching a new pest and disease risk forecasting service for potatoes in May. We are looking for volunteers to be part of a network of surveillance to report appearance of first symptoms in crops. Data will be collected from registered users via a mobile phone during the decision period for potato blight disease management. All data will be plotted in real-time on a map of the UK. Read more
EU vote in favour of tighter controls on Acrylamide presence in food
As of the 11th April 2018 Regulation (EU) 2017/2158 came into force which outlines that food business operators must work to tighter controls for determining the level of acrylamide in foodstuffs and in accordance with the requirements set out in Annex III. Read more
Perfect score for Fera in 2018 Environmental DNA Proficiency Test
Proficiency testing is an essential part of laboratory quality procedure, designed to provide evidence of the robustness of the testing to ensure that excellent quality service is delivered to customers. Our quality assurance and experience make us the partner of choice for ecologists needing accurate and timely results. Read more

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