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

Evidence on the pollinator costs and farming benefits of neonicotinoid pesticides
Farmers who use neonicotinoid seed coatings subsequently use less insecticide to control pests on oilseed rape, according to new research published by Nature. But the study also demonstrated that more honey bee colonies were lost as the usage of imidacloprid, a first generation neonicotinoid, increased. Read more
Recalls on famous chocolate brands in UK over salmonella fears
A global confectionery giant has confirmed that it is recalling some of its most popular chocolate products, due to potential presence of bacteria - citing the risk of Salmonella. The products affected have a ‘best-before’ date of either 6 May 2018 or 13 May 2018. Consumers are being warned not to eat the confectionery due to fears they may carry the potentially deadly bacteria. Apparently through their routine testing programme this issue was highlighted that detected the potential presence of salmonella from the ingredients used to make the chocolate. Read more
Fera Science key research partnership with UMF
We play an integral role within the UMF®, providing high calibre testing to ensure the high quality of Manuka honey. Read more
New test can find amount of 'added' phosphates in prawns
In the seafood industry to reduce thaw drip, improve texture and appearance of fish fillets synthetic polyphosphates have been used in frozen produce. More worryingly though, soaking in polyphosphate increases the update of water adding weight to produce and potentially increasing the cost of the goods. Whilst this practice is permitted declaration of the food additive is required. Read more
Fera Science conveys scientific evidence to decision makers
At Fera Science we are renowned for original thinking and this can be applied in the field, as we have developed a GIS-based web app to help our clients to respond to the challenges of population growth, pollution and climate change. The app presents high resolution imagery from an Unmanned Aerial System, enabling decision makers to more easily identify ways to protect natural resources and food security. Read more
New test can find the species origin of gelatine-based products
With accurate labelling of food a growing concern for consumers and the food industry increasingly subject to scrutiny, testing to ensure products meet legislative and labelling requirements is essential to securing public confidence. Read more
The new Fapas website is here!
We are excited to announce the launch of a new Fapas website. This is just the start of our evolving digital journey to make dealing with us a more streamlined and seamless experience for our global customers and partners. Read more

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