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  • New British Standard – Plant Based Foods

    23 July 2020

    A recent Which? conversation on plant-based milk showed that a lot of people are interested in incorporating more plant-based foods into their or their family’s diets. Well aware of this trend, the food industry is gearing up to meet growing demand, and Upfield (who make Flora margarine) are sponsoring a new British Standard which aims to define “plant-based food” so as to bring clarity to the market place. BSI Consumer and Public Interest Network (CPIN) are speaking up for consumers in the development of the standard and would like to gather broader responses on what consumers understand by this term, and what they think it ought to mean in the new standard.

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  • High Achievers at Glasgow Scientific Services

    07 July 2020

    Four young scientists at Glasgow Scientific Services who carried out essential work over the last 3 months excel academically.

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  • Glasgow PA Laboratory Producing Hand Sanitiser For Front Line Workers

    17 April 2020

    International spirits firm Edrington who produce some of the best-known single malt Scotch Whiskies, including The Macallan, Highland Park, The Glenrothes as well asThe Famous Grouse has donated high strength alcohol to Glasgow City Council to allow it to produce hand sanitiser for front line workers during the current Covid-19 crisis. Their initial donation will allow around more than 1000 litres of sanitiser to be developed, with more to be supplied in the future to keep up with demand. The sanitiser will be produced by a team of chemical analysts within Glasgow City Council's Scientific Services and will be provided to council workers like care home staff and refuse collectors, as they deliver essential services across the city.

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  • Food Standards Scotland Publish Sampling Activity Audit Report

    05 March 2020

    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have published their final report from a desk-top exercise commissioned to assess the consistency of sampling policies across Scottish Local Authorities, and their alignment with the requirements of the Code of Practice and supporting guidance in this area.

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  • Minton Treharne & Davies Ltd Public Analyst involved in prosecution of takeaway whose 'lamb curry' was mainly beef

    19 February 2020

    As part of ongoing sampling of takeaway meals, Neath Port Talbot Council has successfully prosecuted a local trader for selling a lamb curry which contained 50% or more of beef. On analysis, the meal was found to be mainly beef, with a lamb content of between 10% - 50% detected.

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  • Public Analysts results lead to UK restaurant being fined for misleading description of lobster dish

    06 February 2020

    Public Analysts from the Minton Treharne & Davies Group were involved in the legislative assessment and issuing of the certificate when asked for an opinion by their local Swansea Trading Standards in the case of a lobster dish being misleadingly described.

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