APA News

  • Review of Official Control Laboratory System - Food Standards Agency Board to be asked to comment

    06 December 2017

    In item 6 of a paper to go to a meeting of the FSA Board on 6th December Steve Wearne (Director of Policy & Science Group) notes that there has never been a formal external review of the UK official control laboratory system in its entirety and that there is no longer a clear demarcation between the current official control disciplines.

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  • Landmark Health Claims Prosecution

    24 November 2017

    Heavy penalty after Public Analysts highlight 149 illegal claims. In October this year the company Well-Beeing UK Limited and its sole director Mr Paul Southern pleaded guilty to nine offences under the Nutrition and Health Claim Regulations in relation to the sale of Royal Jelly in a prosecution taken by Trafford Council backed by Public Analysts in Staffordshire and Lancashire. The prosecution is thought to the first of its kind in Europe. Mr Southern received a sentence of 8 months custody suspended for 12 months, plus 250 hours community service for offences. He was also fined £300 fine per offence (£2700) for the Company. Trafford were awarded £800 costs.

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  • Professor Duncan Burns becomes an Honorary Member of the APA

    23 November 2017

    At the recent APA Annual Conference, Professor Duncan Burns was awarded honarary membership of the Association in recognition of his research on Food analysis, and his long term support for the profession.

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  • APA presentation to Stephanie Heide

    06 November 2017

    At the recent annual conference, APA President Jon Griffin made a presentation to Stephanie Heide whose husband, Chris Heide, sadly passed away last year.

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  • MChemA success at APA Conference 2017

    03 November 2017

    Three MChemA candidates celebrated their success at the recent APA Conference in Canterbury. The MChemA (Mastership of Chemical Analysis) is the qualification prescribed by The Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regulations 2013 for a person to be appointed as a Public Analyst in the United Kingdom.

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  • APA Conference 2017- Final Programme

    01 October 2017

    The fInalised Programme for the APA 2017 Conference which takes place later this month has now been published.

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