APA News

  • Honorary Member Receives AOAC Top Scientific Honour

    23 April 2012

    Dr Roger Wood OBE, an Honorary Member of the Association Receives AOAC Top Scientific Honour

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  • Acrylamide and furan survey published

    19 April 2012

    The Food Standards Agency has published results from its latest study looking at levels of process contaminants acrylamide and furan in a range of UK foods.

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  • NI food standards training manual update

    09 April 2012

    The FSA in NI, in conjunction with district council representatives of Northern Ireland Food Liaison Group and the Public Analyst, has published Version 5 of the Food Standards Training Manual. The latest version of the manual provides updated information on food composition.

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  • Northern Ireland food surveillance sampling report published

    09 April 2012

    The Northern Ireland Strategic Committee on Food Surveillance has published its fourth report on food sampling activity in Northern Ireland. Similar to 2009, the results of sampling in 2010 indicate that there have been relatively few detections of foodborne pathogens. However, almost a third of samples taken were reported to be of microbiologically unsatisfactory quality, indicating a potential failure in hygiene practices and likely to require investigation by district councils.

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  •   Fera NRL website has moved.  

    02 April 2012

      The Fera National Reference Laboratory (NRL) website content has been incorporated into the main Fera website and can be found at: http://www.fera.defra.gov.uk/scienceResearch/nationalReferenceLaboratory/index.cfm. Please re-set your bookmark to the new website.  

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  • Update on nutrition labelling issues in the Food Information Regulation (FIR)

    22 March 2012

    UPDATE FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S WORKING GROUP MEETING ON NUTRITION LABELLING ISSUES IN THE FOOD INFORMATION REGULATION (FIR), 28 FEBRUARY 2012

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