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  • Science at the heart of the fight against food crime

    In the wake of a number of UK food scandals, most notably the horse meat controversy, Professor Chris Elliott, director of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast , was commissioned by the UK Secretaries of State for Health and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to identify how the issue of food adulteration could be better tackled, with the aim of restoring consumer confidence and strengthening support and regulation of the UK food industry.

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What we do - Making it crystal clear

  • Putting things in Perspective

    The day to day work carried out by the members of the APA has a direct effect on our daily lives — from the food that we eat to the air we breathe, from checking the safety of children's toys to providing a frontline emergency response unit for chemical leaks.

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  • Case studies

    View some recent case studies of work carried out by members of the APA showcasing the diverse range of instances where our members get involved.

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Job Vacancies

  • Analytical Chemist with Edinburgh Scientific Services

    Due to an increase in activity we have an exciting opportunity for a graduate analytical chemist with at least 3 years broad instrumental and wet chemistry experience across a range of test matrices including food.

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