APA News

  • Edinburgh Food Examiners Find Cause of Salmonella Outbreak

    24 October 2011

    A little known function of Public Analysts is that they can act as Food Examiners under the Food Safety Act. Food examiners microbiologically check food to ensure its safety and quality by testing for indicator bacteria and human pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli O157.

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  • West Yorkshire Analytical Services becomes RSC Partner

    17 October 2011

    West Yorkshire Analytical Services has joined Public Analyst Laboratories in Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow in becoming part of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) Partnership Programme.

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  • The One Show Features Public Analyst

    01 October 2011

    Chris Hunt, one of three Public Analysts at West Yorkshire Analytical Services in Leeds was interviewed for BBC 1's One Show broadcast on Tuesday 23rd August.

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  • Review of the Food Safety (Sampling & Qualifications) Regulations 1990

    25 September 2011

    These Regulations specify the qualifications necessary to be a public analyst, food analyst or food examiner for the purposes of the Food Safety Act 1990.

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  • The Association comments on proposed guidance on MSM

    01 September 2011

    The Association has commented on proposed guidance to discriminate between “Mechanically Separated Meat” (MSM) and “Desinewed Meat”.

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  • Rip Off Britain features Kent APA Laboratory

    Kent Public Analyst's Laboratory has again featured in a BBC television programme. This time, lab staff participated in part of the programme “Rip off Food” hosted by Gloria Hunniford.

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