Webinar on fish speciation for food authenticity
15/01/2021 - Webinar
This is the first webinar in the Quarterly Webinar Series of the Joint Knowledge Transfer Framework for Food Standards and Food Safety Analysis, a cross-government project (funded by Defra, FSA, FSS and the Government Chemist) aimed at disseminating knowledge from government funded research to stakeholders to support UK laboratory capability and promote best practice in food safety and standards analysis. The webinar will take place on 3 February 2021, 14:00 (GMT) and will be presented by Dr Timothy Wilkes.
Dr Wilkes has over 20 years' experience in the field of genetic research in academic and industrial sectors. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of microarrays and qPCR technology for applications ranging from cancer diagnostics and functional gene analysis to food authenticity. The webinar will be introduced by Selvarani Elahi MBE, Deputy Government Chemist and will be followed by a Q&A session. Further details and a link for registration can be found here; https://www.gov.uk/government/news/webinar-on-fish-speciation-for-food-authenticity
Residential course on the analysis and examination of food and feed
03/02/2020 - Reading University
The Association of Public Analysts (APA) Educational Trust and the Government Chemist Programme in LGC organise an annual RSC-approved, fully residential week long postgraduate course on the analysis and examination of food and feed. The course will take place from 30 March to 3 April. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/analysis-and-examination-of-foods-postgraduate-course-2020
“Food Safety - It’s a Risky Business”
01/07/2019 - New Adelphi, University Road, Salford, M5 4BR
In the context of risk control, and the current news and science surrounding allergies, this conference will hear expert speakers discuss and debate the latest thinking on risks involved in producing, delivering and consuming safe food. Speakers will provide a broad overview of food safety and the risks involved in producing, delivering and consuming safe food, focusing on allergies, food fraud and novel foods.
Analysis & Examination of Food - Reading: 1 - 5 April 2019
07/01/2019 - Reading University
Annual APA Training Course for canditates studying for MChemA qualification
Accommodation is in hotel standard bedrooms in the Cedars Conference Centre, Building 55 at C4 on the map. If you are arriving on Sunday please let me know well beforehand (so we can book a room for you for Sunday night). Lectures / practical sessions Lectures during the day and in the evening will be in a Seminar Room in Cedars and practical sessions in Food BioSciences – Building 47 Reference D4 on the map. The laboratory is on the top floor. Parking For those arriving by car, you should go to the Cedars Conference Centre Car Park. Parking is limited on the campus and requires permits. A permit will be provided. Meals Breakfast is served in the Eat at the Square on Central Whiteknights campus which is located at Building 7, on the attached map. This building is accessible from Cedars. You are free to obtain your own lunch which is available at various outlets on campus, which range from sit down meals to sandwich bars. On Wednesday however, we will be providing lunch in the Seminar room. Evening meals are provided in Park House. The bar facilities on campus should be open throughout the week.
Jelly confectionery: a choking hazard?
19/12/2018 - LGC, Queens Road, Teddington Middlesex, TW11 0LY
Building on previous joint Defra, FSA, FSS and Government Chemist Knowledge Transfer (KT) events delivered by LGC, this workshop is one in a new series of government funded events. It will focus on providing advice, guidance and practical knowledge on assessing the conformity of confectionerymitems to the Regulation definition of jelly mini-cups.
For full details see attached flyer
OCL Workshop on Process Contaminants at Fera NRL
22/03/2018 - , National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC), Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ
This one day OCL Workshop will cover Process Contaminants. For this Workshop, more than one member of staff is welcome from each OCL.