Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
As the popularity of coffee as a beverage in Europe grew in the 18th century, so has its vulnerability to adulteration and fraud. This review looks at the changing methodology to uncover adulteration and fraud over 3 centuries. It focuses on the…
Sep 14
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Sep 11
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
In this paper, a new approach to rapid pork detection was developed using an amplification-free and mix-to-read CRISPR-Cas12-based nucleic acid analytical strategy. An optimized guide RNA (gRNA) targeting the pork cytochrome b (Cyt b) gene was…
Sep 10
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its July-August 2021 Food Fraud Monthly Summary reporting food fraud incidents and investigations from around the world. These have been kindly represented as an infographic above…
Sep 8
Mark Woolfe published an article
This on-line Conference will examine priorities and next steps for the National Food Strategy and forthcoming white paper from the Government - and legislation that is expected to follow - as well as wider key issues for the food and drink…
Aug 31
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Aug 25
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) is the most commercialised species of tuna in canned tuna. Chinese scientist have developed a novel loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay targeting the cytochrome b gene for rapid screening of…
Aug 19
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Misdescription of fish species is a major global problem. DNA identification of single fish species is now well researched, but authentication and quantification of fish species in mixtures remains a challenge. An international group of scientists…
Aug 17
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
A new report has been published based on data collected by the NVWA (The Netherlands Food and Consumer Safety Authority) that shows that certified organisations perform better than non-certified in relation to compliance with regulations. It covers…
Jul 16
Mark Woolfe replied to Jon Murthy's discussion Dutch Regulator confirms certified sites outperform non-certified
"Jon,
Thank you for posting this discussion. I think it is an important report, so if you are agreeable I will post it as a News blog as it will have a lot more readers this way.

Mark Woolfe"
Jul 15
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Herbs and spices are vulnerable to adulteration, and the problem has only been compounded by the Covid pandemic. However, NGS is giving food manufacturers, retailers, and regulators, the tools they need to help combat on food fraud. Rather than…
Jul 13
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Moisture content of roasted coffee beans is a major issue for the coffee industry and the consumer.  A gravimetric method is the standard method for moisture content, but is time consuming. Italian researchers have compared the use of NIR (near…
Jul 9
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its June 2021 Food Fraud Monthly Summary reporting food fraud incidents and investigations from around the world. These have been kindly represented as an infographic above by our…
Jul 7
Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
Jun 30
Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
Jun 29
Mark Woolfe published an article
This online conference on the morining of 14 July 2021 will look at the implications for UK food safety, standards and regulation, as well as the outlook for the sector, and priorities for conditions and pressures arising in future trade deals after…
Jun 19
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