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Results of two studies to detect undeclared offal in meat products

Offal is a permitted ingredient provided it is accurately labelled on the food packaging.Two snapshot surveys (2014 and 2019) have both revealed that undeclared offal is present in some retail meat products and it is suggested that further surveillance is needed to ensure that customers and retailers/manufacturers are protected from this type of fraud (see attached for details). Results of two studies to detect undeclared offal in meat products .docx

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Survey to determine types of methods used within the food industry for authentication of produce

Dear Reader,A UK government funded project (FA0179, Defra), is conducting a survey ‘Food authenticity methods’ to determine what types of methods are used within the food industry for authentication of produce. Simultaneously to this aspect of the work, a review of new and emerging technologies is being undertaken and will be combined with these results. This will help to identify possible gaps and may lead to future work undertaken by Defra.To identify which authenticity methods are currently…

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New EIM-Module-IRMS for determination of wine, fruit juices and honey authenticity

 Hi All,I would like to draw the attention of other members of the Food Authenticity network to what we are working on in our SG Isotech company. SGI has developed, patented and validated a new fast and accurate isotopic method for determining the botanical origin of sugar or ethanol. Our new EIM-Module -IRMS technology (Ethanol Isotope Measurement - Module - Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry) is able to detect illegal manufacturing practices in wine production (detection of added sugar and/or…

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1 Reply · Reply by Joseph Timkovsky Mar 4, 2019

We are looking for improvement oriented managers to share their crisis experience with us

Worldwide, no week passes without a product recall in the food industry, due to pathogen contamination. It causes illness and in some worst cases even death.At SwissDeCode, we don't surrender to events. We have been hit by contaminations and life taught us how to transform threats into opportunities. Like you, we have a strong relationship with food and we firmly believe that during a crisis, a combination of accuracy and rapid intervention is critical.That’s why for the past two years, we have…

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Effect of Covid-19 Outbreak on Food Supply

News blogs on this website indicate that fraud is likely to increase at least in the short to medium term because of the effects on the food supply not only in the UK but globally caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The risk increases when a particular food becomes in short supply due to lack of manpower to harvest or process it, disruption to transport and storage in the Covid-19 fallout. I am inviting members of the Food Authenticity Network to share any information or intelligence they may have learned on food supplies, which would be of assistance to other members of the Network, the food industry and regulators.  

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