It has been reported that nearly three quarters of small and medium-sized firms in food manufacturing are likely to be eligible for Research & Development (R&D) tax relief.
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) have announced an ambitious new research partnership to develop practical soil biology management guidance. The five-year partnership looks to improve on-farm understanding of soil health by benchmarking current academic and industry knowledge, developing and validating indicators of soil biology and soil health in research trials and integrating a far-reaching knowledge exchange programme throughout the five-year programme.
The Future of Food and Drink: Opportunities and Challenges in a post Brexit Britain. Hear from industry experts and insiders including the innovators, the start-up entrepreneurs, the PR guru, the exporters, the buyers and more on the future of food and drink. A hugely successful inaugural event in 2016. This year's event is set to be bigger and better than ever, bringing together business leaders from right across the sector in York and beyond.
Don't be the next headline as yet another high profile foodborne outbreak of E. coli could be linked to a food manufacturer.
With investigations underway, public bodies are not ruling out a link between recent E.coli cases and potential contamination of imported salad leaves . This comes directly on the back of the high profile product recalls of General Mills flour.
Globalisation of trade and climate change has facilitated the spread and establishment of non-native species across Europe, posing major challenges to plant health. The EU-funded Dropsa project is working with 26 partners in Europe, Asia, New Zealand and North America to find safe and sustainable ways to protect Europe’s fruit industry from pests and diseases.
The £1.6m investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme is to stimulate economic growth in agri-food sector Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in two Yorkshire LEP areas. The project will enable businesses to engage with applied science research, innovation expertise and facilities based around Fera Science Ltd, the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus and Science City York, part of Make It York.
With the scandal over residues of the pesticide Fipronil in eggs in Europe growing and any retailers pulling eggs from stores to protect their customers, Fera has responded swiftly by adapting their accredited LCMS technique, typically used for the analysis of fruit, vegetable and cereals to test for Fipronil in eggs
Our vision is to support our partners to respond to the challenges ahead like population growth, environmental change, food security and safety across the agri-food sector. Through world class innovation and original thinking in science we are constantly challenging if there is a better way to do things.
The Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA), the independent industry body for Mānuka honey, today announced that it has validated a number of unique signature compounds found only in genuine Mānuka honey. These findings are the result of over five years of scientific research with UK-based Fera Science and other international research contributors.
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