Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
May 17
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Two e-seminars have been added to the website under "Training". The training seminars cover the theoretical and practical aspects DNA extraction and DNA sequencing, and are designed to serve as a training course for analysts.
May 16
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Operation OPSON VI is a joint Europol-INTERPOL operation targeting counterfeit and substandard food and drink, as well as the organised crime networks behind this illicit trade. This year, 61 countries (21 EU Member States) took part in operation OP…
May 3
Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
Apr 26
Mark Woolfe published an article
New Food's one-day Food Fraud conference will address the issue of "Safeguarding the Global Supply Chain" and more by bringing together Quality Assurance Heads from global food manufacturers and processors who need to keep up-to-date on the latest r…
Apr 25
Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
Apr 19
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
A real-time PCR-based screening assay was developed for the detection of crustaceans in food. In order to cover most relevant species in one analytical step, PCR systems were newly developed for the detection of prawns (Penaeidae), lobster (Homarus …
Apr 6
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Apr 5
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
JRC publishes a comprehensive monthly summary of global food fraud and adulteration cases (many of which have been reported as News blogs on this website). The summary for March is now available, and also you can read all the previous summaries star…
Apr 4
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Manuka honey, harvested from the manuka bush, Leptospermum scoparium, is New Zealand's most recognised honey type and commands a premium due to health‐related benefits. Reverse Phase‐HPLC revealed that manuka honey contains distinct compounds, which…
Apr 1
Mark Woolfe published an article
The Conference is entitled - Supply Chain Resilience, and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida. It will include a talk on food fraud, and a holistic approach to supply chain risk management. Selvarani Elahi will also be…
Mar 27
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
An investigation, dubbed Operation Weak Flesh, which began more than two years ago and still not complete, into an alleged fraud involving bribing licensed inspectors to approve rotten meat products for international sale and export. More than 40 co…
Mar 27
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
The March 2017 Newsletter has just been distributed to all members. You can also find it on the link below. There are contributions from Fera on the EU FoodIntegrity project, Premier Analytical Services - our Centre of Expertise Profile this issue,…
Mar 24
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
As part of the Defra Project FA0159 on production and geographical origin of food, Fera are conducting a survey on the need for and availability of pork data bases for geographical origin determination.  Anyone who is interested in the country of or…
Mar 22
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
JRC (the EU Commission's Joint Research Centre) has just published a report summarising 20 years of EU funded projects on the development of emerging technologies to identify fish species and improve fish trade traceability. The report covers method…
Mar 21
Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
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