DNA extraction seminar (approaches to support food labelling enforcement) 5th March 2014
05/02/2014 - LGC, Queens Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LY, UK
To provide practical advice, guidance and training to support the isolation of high quality DNA from a range of different tissue types and matrices.
DNA-based techniques have proved powerful in combating food fraud and assuring food authenticity. Following a series of successful Defra/FSA Knowledge Transfer (KT) events held at LGC’s Headquarters in South West London (Teddington), LGC will be hosting a further KT event to provide Public Analysts with best practice guidance and to disseminate knowledge within this critical area.
BMSS Annual Meeting 2014
13/12/2013 - AstraZeneca Conference Facility, Alderley Park, Cheshire
Registration and Abstract Submission for the BMSS Annual Meeting 2014 is now open.
Please refer to the attached for further details or visit the BMSS Website http://www.bmss.org.uk/ Also, an introduction to Mass Spectrometry course at the same venue on Monday 31st March. Registration for the course is available via the Main Meeting Registration form located on the BMSS Website. Please note, registration for this course does not include registration for the main meeting and vice-versa.
One Day Conference Accredited and Traceable Measurements in Food Laboratories
19/09/2013 - Hauser Forum, University of Cambridge
The British Measurement and Testing Association -One Day Conference - Accredited and Traceable Measurements in Food Laboratories To be held at the Hauser Forum, University of Cambridge on 6 November 2013. Cost £190 including lunch. Speakers from LGC, Fera, Schneider Electric and Newcastle University. Full details can be found on attached booking form.
BMTA presents two separate event streams covering respectively accredited and traceable measurements in medical/clinical and in food laboratories. The UKAS presentations will emphasise the importance of accreditation and traceability for food and medical laboratories and a review will be given of changes and developments at UKAS. After the keynote UKAS presentation, delegates will be able to take part in either the Food or Medical event and then come together at the end of the day for a review of the proceedings. The Food Programme is presented at a time when the ‘horsemeat scandal’ has highlighted the need to know the exact constituents of processed food products. In one of the presentations, LGC will look at the need for reference materials and proficiency testing to address urgent issues that arise in the food industry. Representatives of FERA and Schneider Electric will discuss traceability and authenticity in foods and detection and quantification of horsemeat in food products. Future quality control requirements will be discussed by a representative of the Newcastle University Human Nutrition Research Centre.
Evaluating Measurement Uncertainty for Chemical Testing Laboratories
17/09/2013 - LGC, Teddington
LGC measurement uncertainty course, 15-16 October, reduced fees for APA delegates – booking form attached.
Advances in Food Safety Analysis eSeminar
17/09/2013 - eSeminar
Standards for food analysis and Allergen testing and best practice for allergen management.
The Allergen seminar features Michael Walker (LGC, UK)
Allergen Management in the Food Industry, Bert Pöpping (Eurofins, Netherlands)
Food Allergen Testing: Why We Need Better Method, Mark Sykes (FERA, UK)
Interpretation of Proficiency Test Results in Food Analysis, Michael Walker (LGC, UK).
These webinars are free to register for and information is that they will be run again - see http://www.sepscience.com/Sectors/Food/Food-Safety-eSeminar
LGC PCR Seminar
17/09/2013 - The event will be held at LGC’s headquarters in Teddington, South West London.
As a continuation to the successful Defra/FSA Knowledge Transfer event series delivered at LGC (Teddington), this additional Knowledge Transfer event will cover the use of real-time PCR technology in food authenticity testing as applied to meat species identification and determination of pasta adulteration.
This Knowledge Transfer event will:
• Provide a brief review of real-time PCR • Summarise the advantages and limitations behind the technique • Describe the application of real-time PCR to help: – Identify meat species – Test for pasta adulteration
• Give guidance on use of relevant SOPs and how to interpret results • Discuss the need for a shared agreed reporting format Developed following enquires from Public Analysts and related laboratory personnel, this Knowledge Transfer event will provide participants with advice, guidance and best practice on the application of real-time PCR for particular food authenticity issues.
Presentations will be delivered by leading experts in the field from LGC, Fera and Premier Analytical Services. The event is open to all Public Analysts and their senior relevant staff, and will provide an opportunity to network, share experiences and discuss specific issues.
Knowledge Transfer event information: • Jointly funded by Defra and the FSA • Participation is free to Public Analyst laboratories and their relevant staff • Lunch and refreshments will be provided • Laboratories are invited to register their interest using the contact details below
Course Venue The course will be held at LGC’s headquarters in Teddington, South West London. The venue is conveniently located for travel by car (easily accessible from the M3, M4 and M25), rail (30 minutes direct from London Waterloo) or air (30 minutes by taxi from Heathrow airport).
LGC, Queens Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LY, UK Web: www.lgcgroup.com