Centres of Expertise (CoEs) in food authenticity testing

Academic or other Research organisations carrying out food authenticity research in a particular field


Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS)

Queen’s University Belfast, Biological Sciences Building, 19 Chlorine Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5DL 

Contact: Professor Chris Elliott

Tel: +44 (0)2890974721

Email: Chris.Elliott@qub.ac.uk

The ASSET Technology Centre within the Institute for Global Food Security is one of the best equipped authenticity laboratories in the world. We boast multiple platforms based on sensor technology, molecular spectroscopy (benchtop NIR, FTIR and Raman; handheld Neospectra NIR, SCiO NIR, Flame NIR and Raman) and mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS, QToF-MS, DART-MS, REIMS, GC-MS/MS, ICP-MS, IRMS).

ISO17025 accreditation is in place for a number of authenticity methods and a programme is in place to extend this further. We are part of a large international network of scientists working in academia, governmental and industry centres. We are the most published research group in the world in peer reviewed scientific journal on ‘food fraud detection methods’.

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