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

Master’s Research Projects Being Studied at Fera
I am in my fourth year of studying towards a Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of York, and chose to write my final-year research project while working in industry Read more
Training biosecurity staff from the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories
The UKOTs support a diverse range of unique ecosystems and habitats that sustain many rare and threatened plant and animal species. These are highly vulnerable to the introduction of invasive alien species Read more
New apprentices join the Fera team.
In September 2019, three new apprentices joined the Plant team at Fera. During their two years in the Plant Protection Programme (PPP) they will gain A Level 4 HNC in Applied Biology, a Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship, as well as a.... 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
The New Fapas 2020 Programme is here
The new Fapas® 2020-21 Proficiency Testing Programmes feature 20 New tests including an expanded range of B vitamins in baby foods, metals analysis in soy lecithin, allergens (sesame and gluten) in cumin, and the enumeration of aerobic plate count (APC) and lactic acid bacteria (LAB) in fruit juice. Read more
Finalist - National Potato Industry Awards 2019
Earlier this year Fera’s Nematode team were entered into the Potato Review's first National Potato Industry Awards. Our submission for the Industry Innovation Award focussed on the fantastic work the team have done to set the UK service standards for Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) testing, identification, viability and monitoring. Read more
Meet the experts in Plant Metabolism
Leading translational science and research organisation, Fera Science Ltd, has released a new infographic detailing its plant metabolism study capabilities. The infographic, which provides information on the types of studies and the organisation’s experience in the sector, is available to download from the Fera Science website. Read more
Transforming the Yorkshire Bioeconomy
The Great British Brain Drain was a major reason for the creation of the economic north-south divide, which found many university cities losing their graduates to London, especially high achievers. Read more
Did we see you at Fruit Focus 2019?
Throughout the event the Fera team were inundated with growers wanting to know how we can help them keep one step ahead by identifying pests and diseases enabling action to be taken which will minimise yield loss, maximise margins and improve quality, and all of this sustainably. Read more

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