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Food Fraud 2017 - 3 May 2017

Food Fraud 2017 - 3 May 2017

2017 is being heralded as the 'year of transparency' in attempt to satisfy customers who want to know more about the content of their food and its origins. In latter months of 2016 there was an increase in recalls from sunflower seeds to flour to powdered milk.

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Scientific Breakthrough Identifies Genuine Mānuka Honey

Scientific Breakthrough Identifies Genuine Mānuka Honey

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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Queen’s University Belfast to Lead EU-China Collaboration to Tackle Food Fraud

Queen’s University Belfast to Lead EU-China Collaboration to Tackle Food Fraud

The Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast will lead one of the world’s largest food safety projects across Europe and China. The European Horizon 2020 programme and Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) programme have awarded €10 million towards an EU-China partnership to improve food safety and tackle food fraud.

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New test can find amount of 'added' phosphates in prawns

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.

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New test can find the species origin of gelatine-based products

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.

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