APA News

  • Death of Ron Nicolson MChemA FRSC 1930-2017

    17 March 2017

    It is with great sadness that the Association announces that Ron Nicolson died on 12th March 2017 at the age of 87. Ron was President of the APA from 1988 – 1990.

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  • APA President discusses the role of Public Analysts with Plymouth University students

    04 March 2017

    APA president Jon Griffin, recently spoke to students at Plymouth University as part of a series of Royal Society of Chemistry lectures. The talk covered the history of the Public Analyst role, the network of labs, the range of analysis carried out and the techniques involved as well as the route through the MChemA qualification and the future of the service.

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  • Edinburgh Scientific Services Expand PCR and Legionella Testing

    27 February 2017

    Edinburgh Scientific Services (ESS) have announced that its PCR testing UKAS accreditation scope has been extended. The laboratory is one of only a small handful in the UK that hold generic/flexible scope for any bacteria in any food, water or environmental sample.

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  • JAPA paper referenced in Guardian newspaper article highlighting risks associated with herbal supplements

    06 February 2017

    A recent article in the Guardian newspaper referred to a paper published in the Journal of the Association of Public Analysts to highlight the risks associated with herbal supplements which contain illegal substances. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/03/herbal-supplements-illegal-ingredients-pose-health-risk-experts

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  • APA Conference 2017 : Save the Date

    16 January 2017

    This year's APA Conference will be held in the historic city of Canterbury, Kent on the 26 and 27 October (Thursday and Friday). The theme of the conference will be "Food... authentication and contamination" Further details will be announced later in the year.

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  • Two successful prosecutions after APA laboratory detects beef in lamb curry samples

    09 January 2017

    Cardiff Public Analyst laboratory, Minton Treharne & Davies recently carried out analysis of lamb curry samples which lead to successful prosecutions by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council due to beef being detected in the samples.

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