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GC team delivers successful annual postgraduate training course

GC team delivers successful annual postgraduate training course

The week-long course ĎAnalysis and Examination of Foodsí was organised on behalf of the Association of Public Analysts Educational Trust

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Government Chemist hosts international food allergy meeting

Government Chemist hosts international food allergy meeting

LGC, the home of the Government Chemist, hosted a meeting of the University of Manchester Food Allergy Network

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GC function explained at lunchtime lecture for European Commission

GC function explained at lunchtime lecture for European Commission

The Deputy Government Chemist, Selvarani Elahi, gave a lunchtime lecture at the European Commissionís Joint Research Centre in Geel, Belgium

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GC team verifies sampling procedure to detect carcinogenic toxins

GC team verifies sampling procedure to detect carcinogenic toxins

Government Chemist team has carried out research work to verify that sampling procedures ensure the detection of cancer causing toxins

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Review of methods for coffee bean authenticity testing

Review of methods for coffee bean authenticity testing

The GC team has collaborated in the review of analytical methods to detect adulteration in coffee

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CEN updates affecting chemical measurements March 2017

CEN updates affecting chemical measurements March 2017

Changes to standards and technical documents updated by CEN that affect those carrying out chemical measurement in support of regulation

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GC collaborates in research about dangers in food supplements

GC collaborates in research about dangers in food supplements

Many food supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to research

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GC offers RSC approved postgraduate course

GC offers RSC approved postgraduate course

The GC Programme organises an annual, fully residential week-long postgraduate course on the analysis and examination of food and feed.

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GC represented at international event on food fraud and food allergy

GC represented at international event on food fraud and food allergy

Participants from around the world attended an exciting and informative conference in Bari, Italy on 26 and 27 January

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CEN updates: information affecting chemical measurements Dec 2016

CEN updates: information affecting chemical measurements Dec 2016

Changes to standards and technical documents updated by CEN that affect those carrying out chemical measurement in support of regulation

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Pioneering DNA allergen work highlighted by FSA Chief Scientist

Pioneering DNA allergen work highlighted by FSA Chief Scientist

Government chemist team is praised for pioneering DNA allergen work by Professor Guy Poppy, Chief Scientific Advisor at the Food Standards Agency

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Detection of allergens and nut materials in herbs and spices

Detection of allergens and nut materials in herbs and spices

Government Chemist team talks at Seasoning and Spices Association event about novel DNA techniques for detection of allergens and nuts

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EU Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation Updated

EU Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation Updated

The European Commission has published an amendment to the persistent organic pollutants regulation to include hexabromocyclododecane

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Waste water and gas treatment: new best available techniques published

Waste water and gas treatment: new best available techniques published

New Commission Implementing Decision establishes best available techniques (BAT) for waste water and waste gas treatment/management systems in the chemical sector

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Government Chemist contributing to online seminar on food safety

Government Chemist contributing to online seminar on food safety

Upcoming eSeminar 'Advances in Food Safety Analysis - Contaminants, Toxins and Allergens' features a presentation from Michael Walker

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Use of hazardous substances in electronic equipment restricted

Use of hazardous substances in electronic equipment restricted

The European Commission has published an amendment to Annex IV of EU Directive 2011/65/EU

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EU Cosmetic Products Regulation Updated

EU Cosmetic Products Regulation Updated

The European Commission has published an amendment to the Cosmetic Products Regulations to include a new nanomaterial ingredient

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EU Cosmetic Products Regulation Updated

EU Cosmetic Products Regulation Updated

The European Commission has published an amendment to the Cosmetic Products Regulations to include a new nanomaterial ingredient

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Protecting the consumer: real time DNA detection in spices

Protecting the consumer: real time DNA detection in spices

Peer review publications on novel methods to identify adulterants in spices highlight role GC plays in protecting the food chain

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Health Claims Seminar: understanding EC regulation

Health Claims Seminar: understanding EC regulation

On 29 September experts will guide you through Regulation No 1924/2006 for health claims in food labelling, presentation and advertising

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Science supporting trust in food: conference presentations

Science supporting trust in food: conference presentations

The presentations from the 2016 Government Chemist Conference are now available

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Science supporting trust in food: conference report

Science supporting trust in food: conference report

Approximately 60 different organisations attended the 2016 Government Chemist Conference at the Royal Society in June

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Science supporting trust in food: book by Friday

Science supporting trust in food: book by Friday

Delegates have until 17 June to register for the Government Chemist conference, featuring the Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Mark Walport

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Government Chemist represented at allergen management workshop

Government Chemist represented at allergen management workshop

Michael Walker presented on food allergy and methods of allergen analysis

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Government Chemist contributes to online seminar on food fraud

Government Chemist contributes to online seminar on food fraud

'Advances in Food Safety Analysis - Fraud and Authenticity' seminar features two presentations from Government Chemist

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Science supporting trust in food: final conference programme

Science supporting trust in food: final conference programme

The Government Chief Scientific Adviser will present on his 2015 annual report, Forensic Science and beyond: authenticity, provenance and assurance

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Illegal dyes in food and spices: screening method for 19 dyes

Illegal dyes in food and spices: screening method for 19 dyes

A general screening method which extends the 2006 GC screening method to 19 synthetic dyes has been published

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Imaging techniques to identify food adulteration: proof of concept using pasta

Imaging techniques to identify food adulteration: proof of concept using pasta

Scientists from the Government Chemist programme describe the application of non-destructive approaches to food authenticity testing

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Strategy to address gaps in food allergen analysis needed

Strategy to address gaps in food allergen analysis needed

The Government Chemist Programme and expert colleagues are addressing challenges facing food allergen measurements

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CEN updates: information affecting chemical measurements Apr 2016

CEN updates: information affecting chemical measurements Apr 2016

Changes to standards and technical documents updated by CEN that affect those carrying out chemical measurement in support of regulation

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Food enforcement postgraduate training receives RSC approval

Food enforcement postgraduate training receives RSC approval

The annual training course to support the Public Analyst qualification of MChemA is organised and run by the Government Chemist Programme

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Government Chemist represented at Food Law in Practice Conference

Government Chemist represented at Food Law in Practice Conference

The Government Chemist joined a distinguished panel of speakers to discuss recent food law developments

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Government Chemist represented at 2016 Codex meeting in Budapest

Government Chemist represented at 2016 Codex meeting in Budapest

The Government Chemist joined UK representatives at a Codex Alimentarius meeting on methods of analysis and sampling for food and feed

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Science supporting trust in food: conference programme announced

Science supporting trust in food: conference programme announced

The programme of speakers at the 2016 Government Chemist Conference is announced

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Food examination and analysis: annual residential course

Food examination and analysis: annual residential course

Post graduate course run by the Government Chemist and the Association of Public Analysts Educational Trust to be held in April 2016

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New methods for multi component substances under REACH published

New methods for multi component substances under REACH published

Further methods for characterising multi-component substances under REACH published

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CEN updates: information affecting chemical measurements Feb 2016

CEN updates: information affecting chemical measurements Feb 2016

Changes to standards and technical documents updated by CEN that affect those carrying out chemical measurement in support of regulation

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Biocides approvals withdrawn

Biocides approvals withdrawn

Approval of biocides withdrawn from 16 February

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Government Chemist Conference 2016

Government Chemist Conference 2016

Details of the Government Chemist Conference 2016

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OECD Classification of hydrocarbon mixtures

OECD Classification of hydrocarbon mixtures

OECD paper on how to characterise hydrocarbons in mixtures

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CEN updates: information affecting chemical measurements

CEN updates: information affecting chemical measurements

Changes to standards and technical documents updated by CEN that affect those carrying out chemical measurement in support of regulation.

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New EU Regulation on Hazardous Chemicals

New EU Regulation on Hazardous Chemicals

New EU Regulation on Import and Export of Hazardous Chemicals

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CEN Updates September/October 2015

CEN Updates September/October 2015

Changes to standards and technical documents updated by CEN that affect those carrying out chemical measurement in support of regulation.

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Paprika referee sample: Further testing identifies almond present

Paprika referee sample: Further testing identifies almond present

Pioneering DNA and mass spectrometry tests for the detection of almond and mahaleb further developed by the Government Chemist programme

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European Court of Justice ruling on SVHCs in articles

European Court of Justice ruling on SVHCs in articles

The European Court of Justice has made a landmark ruling on Substances of Very High Concern in articles

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