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  • The One Show Features Public Analyst

    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.
    The item featured counterfeit vodka and was filmed in the laboratory in Leeds. Dr Duncan Campbell, President of the Association and one of Chris's colleagues said " In some cases the food fraudster can apply highly sophisticated techniques and make it very difficult, if not impossible, for the public to detect that food fraud has occurred. Public Analysts provide the enforcement authorities access to an equally sophisticated analytical service that can uncover illegal practices. Our profession is rarely seen in the media and I’m pleased that, for once, we have been given an opportunity to showcase our work”