APA News

  • 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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  • A case of Kentish wine for prize draw winner at APA Annual Conference

    11 November 2016

    Richard Fielder of Biocheck was the lucky winner of a case of Kentish wine at this years APA Conference

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  • Public Analysts recognise the contribution of Alan Richards to the Association

    08 November 2016

    At the recent APA annual conference dinner, President Jon Griffin made a special presentation to Alan and Linda Richards, who were both guests of the APA in recognition of the contribution they had made to the over the years.

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