Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
yesterday
Mark Woolfe published an article
USP’s workshop brings together internationally recognised experts to discuss the current state of technologies for detecting economically motivated adulteration and minimising supply chain risk. Speakers from Walmart, PepsiCo, the European Commissio…
Monday
Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
Jan 10
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
This article is a comprehensive review of the use of multispectral imaging combined with chemometrics to determine the composition and quality of various plant-based foods; cereals (wheat, maize), legumes (soybean, peanut), tubers (potato, sweet pot…
Jan 9
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Northern Ireland researchers have publish a review of fraud in the global herb and spice market. This market is estimated at having a value of $4billion. This review looks at the cases and effects of adulteration in the herb and spice industry, and…
Jan 8
Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
Jan 5
Mark Woolfe published an article
This Annual Conference will be held at the Edgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, on Thursday, 19 April, 2018 - 08:30 to 17:00. It will be showcasing the very latest tools and technologies being developed or ad…
Jan 4
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
16-O-methylcafestol (16-OMC)  is used as a marker for non-Arabica coffees (Robusta coffee). UK researchers have analysed lipophilic extracts from 30 authentic roasted Arabica coffees by high-field and low-field proton NMR spectroscopy, and found a s…
Jan 4
Mark Woolfe replied to Simon Hird's discussion Use of modified starch added to meat
"Simon,
I have not heard of pregelatinised starch being used as a water holding agent in meat, but it would have a similar but much less efficient function as hydrolysed collagen. This has been widely used as you know for holding added water in injec…"
Jan 3
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
This paper reviews the use of a range of fingerprinting techniques:- mass spectrometry (MS) fingerprinting including IRMS (isotopic ratio MS), PTR-MS (proton transfer reaction MS),   ESI-MS (electrospray ionisation MS), chromatographic fingerprintin…
Dec 27, 2017
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
University of East Anglia (UEA) is offering another free on-line course on Identifying Food Fraud starting 8 January. The course lasts 4 weeks, and the sessions are for 2 hours/week, in the form of short documentaries, lectures and quizzes covering:…
Dec 22, 2017
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Russian researchers developed a DNA multiplex assay based on mitochondrial ATPase, which could simultaneously detect ten species (beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, cat, dog, rat, mouse and human) at 0.1-0.2% levels in mixed meat species. They colle…
Dec 21, 2017
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
JRC's monthly summary for food fraud cases has been published for November 2017. Some of the cases highlighted are:-
A number of fish fraud cases in Italy, an extensive organic fruit and vegetable fraud in Sicily, counterfeit Australian wine in Chin…
Dec 19, 2017
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
A recent investigation by the US personal finance site, NerdWallet reveals that some fruit are incorrectly labelled as organic when they are not. The report states that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is aware that some labelling…
Dec 18, 2017
Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
Dec 11, 2017
Mark Woolfe commented on Mark Woolfe's blog post Greek Police Break Up Olive Oil Fraud and Arrest 7 People
"I agree that the article does not mention which colourant was added. However, the best candidate to do the job would be chlorophyll (E140), as this would be the same green pigment found in extra virgin olive oil.
Mark Woolfe"
Dec 7, 2017
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