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Discover the role of the Government Chemist in combating food fraud, learn the outcomes of referee cases, and read about the research carried out in 2016 under the Government Chemist function.
Food safety: evaluated levels of carcinogenic toxins in seeds, nuts and spices
Food authenticity: assessed claims for the geographical origin and botanical source of honey
Allergens: detected sulphites in food containing interfering ingredients such as garlic
Quantifying protein allergens: carried out research into the quantification of proteins extracted from processed food for immunoassay and mass spectrometry analysis
Foresight and future work: looked to the future to identify food safety and authenticity related challenges and how best to prepare for them.
Save the date: Government Chemist conference 2018
The 2018 Government Chemist Conference will take place in London on 13-14 June. Further information about the conference will be disseminated in the autumn, watch your inbox for details.
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If you have any questions about the work of the Government Chemit, or about food safety and/or authenticity related issues, email us at: email@example.com or have a look at our website: www.gov.uk/governmentchemist