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Monday
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
This fully funded Ph.D project, supported by Quadrat's Doctoral Training Programme, is supervised by Dr Tassos Koidis, IGFS/Queens University Belfast, in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen and local industry organisations in Malaysia. The…
Jan 15
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its December 2020 Food Fraud Monthly Summary reporting food fraud incidents and investigations from around the world. Thanks again to our Member Bruno Séchet for creating this …
Jan 13
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Prawns and shrimps (small prawns) are the world’s most popular shellfish. High demand for prawns leads to intensive farming, which can lead to bacterial disease problems. To prevent bacterial disease and promote growth, antibiotic drugs are…
Jan 12
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Venison is  high value meat. Chinese researchers have developed an innovative assay which combines PCR (polymerase chain reaction) amplification of venison DNA with a lateral flow immunoassay (LFI) to visualise the PCR product. The PCR amplification…
Jan 10
Mark Woolfe published an article
 This webinar, hosted by RSSL  will discuss the considerations around vegan manufacturing, the guidance surrounding vegan claims and possible supply chain challenges. It starts at 14:00 GMT 20 January. The topics covered include:

The regulation, or…
Jan 10
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Basmati rice is a high value rice because of its unique organoleptic properties, and hence is vulnerable to adulteration by non-Basmati varieties. Authentication of Basmati rice has been based on specific varietal identification using DNA markers -…
Jan 4
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Jan 1
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Dec 23, 2020
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Methods to determine the geographic origin of EVOO are a useful tool to prevent fraud for this high value oil. Portuguese researchers have applied SIRA of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen (δ13C, δ2H and δ18O) with chemometrics to verify whether the…
Dec 22, 2020
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Spanish authorities have uncovered a large criminal network producing and distributing counterfeit whisky. The authorities seized items imported from China, which included nearly 300,000 whisky bottles, 171,200 counterfeit tax stamps, 18,400…
Dec 21, 2020
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Dec 20, 2020
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Garlic is widely used in cooking all over the world. Researchers at Queens University Belfast have verified whether NIR (near infrared) and FTIR (Fourier transform infrared) spectroscopy with chemometric analysis can detect garlic mixed with…
Dec 18, 2020
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
There has been a large increase in the sale of craft beers, which pride themselves as having distinctive flavours and colour by using proprietary recipes of cereals and flavourings. As craft beers sell for a premium price over large scale produced…
Dec 15, 2020
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Labelling rules require that if raw fish has been previously frozen and sold as chilled/fresh, then it must be labelled as previously frozen or defosted. Norwegian researchers have developed a method based on D/H-NMR analysis to look at certain…
Dec 11, 2020
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) conducted targeted surveillance between 2019 and 2020 as part of ongoing efforts to detect honey adulteration with exogenous sugars in both domestic and imported honey sold in Canada. A total of 275 samples…
Dec 10, 2020
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