Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
This articles reviews the actions taken after the horsemeat incident in response to the Elliott Review. Unfortunately it omits to mention Defra's initiative of setting up the Food Authenticity Network.
Read the full article on open access at: Four y…
Wednesday
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
The FoodIntegrity Project has opened the call for participation in one of the numerous training programmes offered by expert institutes around Europe. The training programmes are mainly on analytical techniques in food authenticity, but there is als…
Nov 11
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Indian researchers have developed a PCR-RFLP method to authenticate 4 shrimp species of the family Penaeidae, namely, Litopenaeus vannamei, Penaeus monodon, P. semisulcatus and Fenneropenaeus indicus.  PCR amplification was performed targeting 16S r…
Nov 9
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
The research report (FA0158) and SOP of a new method, which has been developed and validated to identify vegetable oil species in mixture of oil, is now available on the website. Development of this method has been necessary because of a change in l…
Nov 8
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
The  Food Brexit 2017 conference held in London on 31 October had 22 speakers from different industry sectors looking at the effect of Brexit on the UK and Irish food and agriculture sectors. It is still unclear what the effect of Brexit will be as…
Nov 5
Mark Woolfe published an article
This annual conference organised by the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague and RIKILT, the University of Wageningen covers a wide range of analytical subjects.  This year, as well presentations on food authenticity and fraud, there are s…
Oct 25
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
The Danish Consumer Organisation, Forbrugerrådet Tænk, collected 10 samples of oregano from supermarkets and stores around Copenhagen during the summer. The samples were sent for analysis by FTIR and chemometric modelling followed by mass spectromet…
Oct 25
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
The Food Safety Authority-Ireland has increased its investigations into suspected cases of food fraud. It carried out 21 investigations in 2014, 35 in 2015, 34 in 2016, and has carried out 20 up to October this year. This is in line with the Europea…
Oct 22
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
JRC has published its monthly summary on articles covering food fraud and adulteration. In this September issue, there are articles on frauds involving Guatemalan coffee beans, tuna treated with beet and vegetable broths high in nitrites, and PGI wi…
Oct 14
Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
Oct 3
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Thai researchers have successfully developed and validated a triplex direct-PCR assay with capillary electrophoresis detection to identify the three common milk species: cow (Bos taurus), sheep (Ovis aries) and goat (Capra hircus). The assay amplifi…
Sep 29
Mark Woolfe published an article
This free event will bring together key stakeholders and regulatory bodies from food and beverage manufacturers, food retailers, food service companies, the agriculture industry, ingredient manufacturers, plus key suppliers of energy, water, enginee…
Sep 29
Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
Sep 26
Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
Sep 20
Mark Woolfe commented on Mark Woolfe's blog post European Commission Urges UK to Recognise Geographical Indications after Brexit
"There are plenty of examples of non-EU countries applying to have their products GI protected in the EU. The UK has 28 PDOs, 45PGIs, and 6 TSGs registered in the EU, which will have protection in EU Member States after Brexit. The Commission are see…"
Sep 18
Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
Sep 17
More…