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LGC, in its role as Government Chemist acts as impartial referee for disputes over suspected food adulteration. Through independent analysis, the ‘Government Chemist function’ enables consumer confidence in food safety

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  • Hi

    I am not sure that I agree with the sentiment here. I rather regard the LGC role as preventing a "miscarriage of justice" (i.e. giving the "correct" result when asked or required to do so no matter how difficult/interesting the analysis). However, I would have far more confidence as a mere consumer if I was assured that the number of inspections, sampling and analyses undertaken by enforcement authorities were increasing rather than decreasing. All the recent statistics that I have seen suggest that it is the latter rather than the former that is more prevalent at the present time (and has been for a considerable number of years).

    Roger
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