APA News

  • Lancashire analyst's test results lead to £7K fine for Bradford woman over false food claims

    01 September 2019

    The director of a Bradford-based company has been ordered to pay a total of £7695.43 for unlawfully claiming the health benefits of various food products, including weight-loss and protection from virus claims. The prosecution was brought by West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service with Wendy Atkinson, of Modern Herbals also pleading guilty to an offence under the Food Safety Act 1990, relating to the supply of a Noni juice fruit drink that was labelled to contain Vitamin C, when in fact it did not contain any.

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  • Worcestershire Public Analyst Laboratory to Close

    23 August 2019

    Worcestershire County Council has taken the decision to close its scientific services laboratory at the end of this year. The closure is as a result of increasing budget pressures and the continued decline in sample numbers, and specifically the ceasing of support from the Food Standards Agency.

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    09 July 2019

    This year's APA conference will be held in Glasgow on Thursday 31st October and Friday 1st November at the Hilton Doubletree hotel in Cambridge Street. The full conference programme will be announced shortly.

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  • Modern Apprentice from Glasgow Scientific Services scoops top award.

    11 June 2019

    Emma O'Halloran, a fourth year Modern Apprentice with Glasgow Scientific Services has been crowned in Glasgow as The Trade House "Apprentice of the Year" .

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  • Fake Cheese?

    03 June 2019

    Is the cheese on pizzas always as genuine as we might think? Find out in episode 4 of "Tricks of the Restaurant Trade" which is due to be broadcast on Channel Four tonight (3rd June). In this digital age some things remain resolutely analogue, one of them being the cheese analogue that can sometimes be found masquerading as the real thing on pizzas and in cheese burgers.

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  • Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Life

    09 May 2019

    The Environmental Audit Committee of the House of Commons launched its current enquiry into the impact of toxic chemicals in everyday life on human health and the environment on the 12th February. The inquiry is focussing on how toxic chemicals are used in everyday products, such as furniture, food and toys, current government regulation of these substances, and the environmental and human health problems associated with them. The Association was invited to give evidence and our Honorary Secretary, Dr Duncan Campbell, appeared before it on the 30th April.

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