The debate for mandatory production labelling for the meat and diary sectors is about to become the latest hot topic and with the recent headlines; from a meat company voluntarily recalling products after an unannounced inspection revealed issues with use-by date labelling (FSA), to an operation carried out by the Food Safety Service of the General Directorate of Public Health, Ministry of Health and the police in Spain which uncovered serious food fraud at a meat company which distributed products to restaurants, hotels and schools in Mallorca, this discussion is likely to continue.
UK food producers and packaging/ labelling companies should start to consider and plan now for the possibility that amended labels and new certifications may be required. Working closely with our customer Defra, we are working on developing a validated multi-species proteomics screening tool for meat species verification in processed meat products. Ultimately this will look to deliver a ‘fit for purpose’ optimised and validated proteomic Mass Spectrometry (MS) method for routine qualitative meat species determination to verify compliance with food composition and labelling law.
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Ultimately this will look to deliver a ‘fit for purpose’ optimised and validated proteomic Mass Spectrometry (MS) method for routine qualitative meat species determination to verify compliance with food
composition and labelling law.
The Thomson Suite is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the UK. It is a bespoke laboratory running to GLP quality standards that houses 30 state-of-the-art mass spectrometry instruments. The equipment within the facility consists of very sensitive and selective instruments such as LC-MS/MS, IC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS which are used for the determination of compounds including pesticides, veterinary medicines, natural toxins, processing contaminants, environmental contaminants and packaging migrants, from a wide range of sample types including food, feed, beverages, packaging materials and environmental matrices such as water and soil.
Rosario is a senior scientist in the Food Authenticity and Profiling team at Fera Science Ltd. She holds a PhD in biology and worked in biomedical research for 20 years before joining Fera in 2010.Rosario's Profile
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