Come and join us for the 8th International Symposium on Flame Retardants: BFR 2017, Hosted by Fera Science Ltd, taking place from Sunday 7th to Wednesday 10th May 2017 in York, UK.
Returning for a second year, the York Food and Drink Conference is to be held at the Principle Hotel in York on Thursday September the 14th. Fera's Paul Brereton will be speaking on identifying emerging risks in food and drink.
Come and join us at the 7th Food Sure Europe 2017 (Safety & Quality Summit) on 22-24 May 2017 - STAND 13 Day 2 - Dr Ed Haynes presents a case study of our new traceback service (OriGen)
Fapas, the proficiency testing arm of Fera Science Ltd, has launched a new range of allergen reference materials. The new materials will enable laboratories around the world to comprehensively evaluate and compare their methods and capabilities when testing food samples for allergens.
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.
In January 2016, the EU imposed a maximum limit of inorganic arsenic on manufacturers in a bid to mitigate associated health risks. Researchers* have found that little has changed since this law was passed and that 50 per cent of baby rice food products still contain an illegal level of inorganic arsenic.
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.
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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