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Explore the Fera shop. Whether you’re looking to test intentionally added food components, to those arising from chemical changes during food processing, bioactive chemicals and natural toxicants.

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Food Packaging Analysis - BPA

BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics (polycarbonate) and epoxy resins since the 1960s. All materials and articles that come into contact with food, from manufacturers' packaging to storage containers should be tested to ensure they are safe for food contact and compliant with the European Framework Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004. Recent changes to the Plastics Regulation which were published in February 2018 (Regulation (EU) 2018/213), specifying a decrease in the specific migration limit for BPA as well as new restrictions for BPA in food contact varnished and coated materials and articles, will mean that the challenge for industry will now be more about 'BPA free'.

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Contaminant Testing

Our experts focus on the scientific research relating to intentionally added food components and to those arising from chemical changes during food processing, bioactive chemicals and natural toxicants. Fera is the UK National Reference Laboratory for Mycotoxins, Heavy Metals, Dioxins and PCBs in Dioxins and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in food and feed. 

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Veterinary Medicine Residue Testing

Fera is a UK National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Veterinary Medicines Residues A6 - chloramphenicol, nitrofurans honey, dapsone, B1, B2a, and B2b - ionophores.

The main objective of the team is to develop, validate, and implement improved methods for (a) detecting and (b) determining the fate of drugs residues (both veterinary and human) in food, feed and environmental samples.  We have many years of experience carrying out veterinary medicines testing, providing services across the food supply chain. Our aim is to understand and meet the demands of the customer and to assist with any upcoming and emerging issues. The majority of veterinary medicines can be analysed by multi-residue screening methods, in addition we also offer a range of single residue methods.

  • Multi-Residue
  • Single-Residue
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Plant Clinic & Crop Health Testing

Fera's Plant Clinic is the largest in the UK. Our work supports healthy plants and crops, increasing sustainable food production and protecting the environment.

Our leading expertise and outstanding facilities can help you understand and identify your agricultural challenges; helping you to deliver more economically and environmentally resilient farming solutions for the sustainable intensification of arable systems.

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Authenticity Testing

With the food industry increasingly subject to scrutiny, testing to ensure compliance with food safety regulations, protecting public health and supporting traceability is a must. Our original thinking has enabled our food safety experts to develop novel analysis techniques. From these techniques we are able to highlight & quantify the presence of a number of analytes across a range of samples to extensive limits of detection.

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Pesticide Residue Testing

Fera has established a reputation for implementing new technologies, developing and validating new methodologies and extending the scope of existing methods in order to include new pesticide/matrix combinations and are the UK National Reference Laboratory (NRL) cereals and feeding stuff, fruits and vegetables & single residue methods. Fera has a long history of providing comprehensive surveillance/monitoring services involving the use of multi-residue methods and single/selective methods for pesticides that are not amenable to multi-residue analysis. for Pesticide Residues.  We have many years of experience carrying out pesticides residue testing, providing services across the food supply chain. Our aim is to understand and meet the demands of the customer and to assist with any upcoming and emerging issues. The majority of pesticides can be analysed by multi-residue screening methods, in addition we also offer a range of single residue methods.

  • Multi-Residue
  • Single-Residue
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Diagnose my Food Problem

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Couldn't find the test you want? With a large range of testing abilities, our multi-disciplinary approach gives an overall view of any food issue you may be facing, providing you with the complete information you need to make the strong decisions needed to address these issues.

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Other tests

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Fapas is a world renowned accredited proficiency testing provider, supporting the food and water testing industries since 1990. We support laboratories to help them to achieve the quality of analysis demanded of them by their customers, accreditation bodies and managers.

As protected species, the great crested newt is safeguarded in the UK. By law, newts and their habitats cannot be disturbed, obstructed or destroyed, and therefore survey reports and mitigation plans are required for development projects that could affect the protected species. It is necessary to test for the presence of newts in any potential breeding ponds on a development site.

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