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Government Chemist contributes to IFST food allergens resource

Government Chemist contributes to IFST food allergens resource

The Institute of Food Science Technology has launched a new Food Allergens Knowledge Hub to help consumers, food businesses and educators source best practice advice

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Guidance note on NGS applications for food authenticity testing

Guidance note on NGS applications for food authenticity testing

Government Chemist's foreword to Defra’s Authenticity Methodology Working Group’s view on the use of Next Generation Sequencing for food authenticity testing

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GC contributes to research prioritisation in food hypersensitivity

GC contributes to research prioritisation in food hypersensitivity

Government Chemist contributes to Food Standards Agency food hypersensitivity research horizon scanning exercise

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Latest notices for traders from Defra

Latest notices for traders from Defra

Defra has issued notices for traders on importing Goods from the EU, an updated Border Operating Model and the Northern Ireland Protocol

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Allergen Risk Assessment webinar with expert Q&A panel

Allergen Risk Assessment webinar with expert Q&A panel

Second webinar in the Quarterly Webinar Series of the Joint Knowledge Transfer Framework for Food Standards and Food Safety Analysis on 16 June

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Corporate report: Government Chemist 2020 Annual Review

Corporate report: Government Chemist 2020 Annual Review

Referee casework, research projects, advice and impact of work carried out by the Government Chemist team during 2020

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Government Chemist conference 2021: Safe food for tomorrow's world

Government Chemist conference 2021: Safe food for tomorrow's world

The Government Chemist conference took place on 23 - 24 June 2021 as a virtual event

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Report on the Government Chemist Conference 2021

Report on the Government Chemist Conference 2021

Summary report on the Government Chemist 2021 Conference “Safe food for tomorrow’s world” which took place online on 23 and 24 June

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Safe food for tomorrow's world: conference presentations

Safe food for tomorrow's world: conference presentations

The presentations from the 2021 Government Chemist Conference, Safe food for tomorrow's world, are available below.

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Government Chemist assists IFST to develop Information Statements

Government Chemist assists IFST to develop Information Statements

GC team collaborated with IFST to develop a suite of Information Statements on laboratory analysis to help food industry managers select appropriate analytical services

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CBD and controlled cannabinnoids: results from a ring trial

CBD and controlled cannabinnoids: results from a ring trial

The Government Chemist team have published a report summarising the findings of a ring trial to assess laboratories’ performance in measuring CBD and controlled cannabinoids

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CBD and controlled cannabinoids: results from a ring trial

CBD and controlled cannabinoids: results from a ring trial

The Government Chemist team have published a report summarising the findings of a ring trial to assess laboratories’ performance in measuring CBD and controlled cannabinoids

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Government Chemist conference 2021: Safe food for tomorrow's world

Government Chemist conference 2021: Safe food for tomorrow's world

The Government Chemist conference will take place on 23 - 24 June as a virtual event

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Government Chemist provides summary of CBD related activities

Government Chemist provides summary of CBD related activities

Correspondence between the Government Chemist, the Chair of the ACMD and the Minister of State for Crime and Policing

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Government Chemist provides summary of CBD related activities

Government Chemist provides summary of CBD related activities

Correspondence between the Government Chemist, the Chair of the ACMD and the Minister of State for Crime and Policing

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Allergen Risk Assessment webinar with expert Q&A panel

Allergen Risk Assessment webinar with expert Q&A panel

Second webinar in the Quarterly Webinar Series of the Joint Knowledge Transfer Framework for Food Standards and Food Safety Analysis on 16 June

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Government Chemist team publish a tutorial review of cannabinoids

Government Chemist team publish a tutorial review of cannabinoids

This tutorial paper offers a review of the common names, abbreviations, regulation, psychoactivity and analytical methodology for the principle cannabinoids

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Government Chemist team publish a tutorial review of cannabinoids

Government Chemist team publish a tutorial review of cannabinoids

This tutorial paper offers a review of the common names, abbreviations, regulation, psychoactivity and analytical methodology for the principle cannabinoids

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Government Chemist conference 2021: Safe food for tomorrow's world

Government Chemist conference 2021: Safe food for tomorrow's world

The Government Chemist conference will take place on 23 - 24 June as a virtual event

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Defra issues reminder on new EU Animal Health Regulation

Defra issues reminder on new EU Animal Health Regulation

Defra has issued a reminder about the new EU Animal Health Regulation (AHR) and composite rules applying from 21 April 2021 and a compilation of supporting documents and guidance

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New date: Webinar on fish speciation for food authenticity

New date: Webinar on fish speciation for food authenticity

This webinar on fish speciation will introduce the prevalent methods used in testing laboratories in the UK and EU, and will provide a summary of their scope and limitations

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Government Chemist conference 2021: Safe food for tomorrow's world

Government Chemist conference 2021: Safe food for tomorrow's world

The Government Chemist conference will take place on 23 - 24 June as a virtual event

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Government Chemist conference 2021: Safe food for tomorrow's world

Government Chemist conference 2021: Safe food for tomorrow's world

The Government Chemist conference will take place on 23 - 24 June as a virtual event

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GMO Detection e seminar

GMO Detection e seminar

Introduction to the subject of GMO detection in food and feed samples, and advice and guidance on the application of DNA-based analytical methods

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Impact of Covid 19 on food fraud incidence

Impact of Covid 19 on food fraud incidence

Members of the Government Chemist team collaborated in the publication of an article on the impact of Covid-19 in the numbers of food fraud incidents

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E Seminar: Introduction to food allergen risk assessment

E Seminar: Introduction to food allergen risk assessment

This e-seminar will familiarise the viewer with the concepts of food allergen risk assessment and specifically with the risks from unintended allergen presence

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Research and analysis: Guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids

Research and analysis: Guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids

The Government Chemist team has published guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids in specified products containing cannabidiol (CBD)

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New date: Webinar on fish speciation for food authenticity

New date: Webinar on fish speciation for food authenticity

This webinar on fish speciation will introduce the prevalent methods used in testing laboratories in the UK and EU, and will provide a summary of their scope and limitations

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Research and analysis: Guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids

Research and analysis: Guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids

The Government Chemist team has published guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids in specified products containing cannabidiol (CBD)

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Research and analysis: Guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids

Research and analysis: Guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids

The Government Chemist team has published guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids in specified products containing cannabidiol (CBD)

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Research and analysis: Guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids

Research and analysis: Guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids

The Government Chemist team has published guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids in specified products containing cannabidiol (CBD)

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Webinar on fish speciation for food authenticity

Webinar on fish speciation for food authenticity

This webinar on fish speciation will introduce the prevalent methods used in testing laboratories in the UK and EU, and will provide a summary of their scope and limitations

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Webinar on fish speciation for food authenticity

Webinar on fish speciation for food authenticity

This webinar on fish speciation will introduce the prevalent methods used in testing laboratories in the UK and EU, and will provide a summary of their scope and limitations

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Defra updates in agri food and environmental matters

Defra updates in agri food and environmental matters

Round up of latest news from Defra related to agri-food and environmental topics

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Defra update on GB NI authorised trader self identification

Defra update on GB NI authorised trader self identification

Defra are working to compile a list of businesses that can take advantage of the authorised GB-NI trader 3 month grace period

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GC Christmas webinar: Sustainable Chemistry

GC Christmas webinar: Sustainable Chemistry

In this webinar, Professor Tom Welton looked at how sustainable chemistry is essential to achieve global sustainable development goals

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Register for the GC Christmas webinar: Sustainable Chemistry

Register for the GC Christmas webinar: Sustainable Chemistry

In this webinar, Professor Tom Welton will look at how sustainable chemistry is essential to achieve global sustainable development goals

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CEN updates affecting chemical measurements April September 2020

CEN updates affecting chemical measurements April September 2020

Documents published by the European standardisation organisation, CEN, some of which are relevant to chemical and bio measurements in support of regulation.

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GC Christmas webinar: Sustainable Chemistry

GC Christmas webinar: Sustainable Chemistry

In this webinar, Professor Tom Welton will look at how sustainable chemistry is essential to achieve global sustainable development goals

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An introduction to quantitative PCR assay validation

An introduction to quantitative PCR assay validation

This e-seminar will introduce the viewer to the topic of qPCR assay validation and provide best practice guidance on how to undertake the process

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New UK Internal Market Bill announcement

New UK Internal Market Bill   announcement

A new Bill to protect jobs and trade across the whole of the United Kingdom after the Transition Period ends was introduced to parliament on Wednesday 9 September

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Defra updates in agri food and environmental topics

Defra updates in agri food and environmental topics

Round up of latest news from Defra related to agri-food and environmental topics

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Corporate report: Government Chemist 2019 Annual Review

Corporate report: Government Chemist 2019 Annual Review

Referee casework, research projects, advice and impact of work carried out by the Government Chemist team during 2019

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Webinar: Why do laboratories get it wrong?

Webinar: Why do laboratories get it wrong?

Michael Walker will talk in detail about the process involved in the resolution of technical disputes in the UK official food control system after an introduction by Julian Braybrook

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Guidance: Detection of genetically modified rice at the UK border advice

Guidance: Detection of genetically modified rice at the UK border   advice

Advice note prepared by Dr Michael Walker on behalf of the Government Chemist, regarding the detection of genetically modified rice at the UK border

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