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True cinnamon (Cinnamon verum) is a high value spice only grown in Sri Lanka. It can often be adulterated with the lower priced Cinnamon cassia. This can have food safety implications because Cinnamon cassia contains high levels (1%) of coumarin,…
Sep 22
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 This paper reports the results of an international cooperative research project to address potential food fraud issues related to rice supplies in China, India, Vietnam and Ghana, and as rice fraud manifests differently in each country, tailored…
Sep 17
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 Scallops are high value seafood products usually sold without their characteristic shells. Each species differs in its taste and value with the Pecten spp.  scallops attracting higher prices in Europe. German researchers have developed a multiplex…
Sep 16
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This article in New Food Magazine discusses how Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and Whole Gene Sequencing (WGS) can assist in detecting and identifying contamination, and also playing an important role in assuring traceability of food products when…
Sep 11
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The main authenticity issues associated with EVOO’s quality involve the organoleptic properties (EVOO or defective), mislabelling of production type (organic or conventional), variety and geographical origin, and adulteration. Greek researchers…
Aug 6
Mark Woolfe published an article
This webinar organised by IFST's Food Risk Management Working Group, will discuss moving food companies from paper to digitised record. Perhaps one of the silver linings of Covid 19 is that companies are realising that having digitised records makes…
Aug 6
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has commissioned Fera Science Ltd to carry out a review of current methods that are used in the detection and speciation of offal (liver, kidney, heart and lung) in meat preparations and…
Jul 30
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
A project has started in Australia to use a portable Xray fluorescence instrument to give an elemental fingerprint in order to verify that seafood being sold in Australian markets originates in Australian waters. Elemental profiles will need to be…
Jul 29
Mark Woolfe published an article
This 4 hour Westminster Food and Nutrition Policy Conference will be taking place on-line on the morning of 8 September. The main speakers will be from the Food Standards Agency, the NI Food and Drink Federation, and the National Audit Office. …
Jul 25
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Jul 23
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 The popularity of high value Chia and Quinoa "superfoods", makes them vulnerable to substitution and mislabelling. A real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction)  (qPCR) method has been developed for the authentication of these two seeds.The developed…
Jul 17
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Given the number of cases of fraud in the US organic agri-food sector, the USDA now proposes amending the Organic Regulations to strengthen oversight and enforcement of the production, handling, and sale of organic agricultural products. The…
Jul 16
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Faster screening methods are becoming increasingly important to permit rapid analyses, and FT-NIR spectroscopy offers the possibility of such a method.  Validation of screening methods requiring the application of multivariate data treatment is less…
Jul 15
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Jul 13
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This project aimed to develop and validate a multi-species proteomics screening tool for meat species verification in processed meat products. The method covers nine meat species: beef, pork, horse, goat, lamb, donkey, rabbit, chicken and turkey.…
Jul 9
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