Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
India is the largest producer of milk globally, producing 155 million tonnes/year worth nearly US$ 70billion. However, it has been reported that  roughly 68% of all milk and milk products have been found to be in violation of the Food Safety and Sta…
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Scotch whisky, a popular high value spirit drink, is vulnerable to fraud. In this study, a non-targeted screening (metabolomics fingerprinting) of volatile and semi-volatile substances was used. After pre-concentration, gas chromatography (GC) coupl…
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Robusta coffee is usually cheaper than arabica coffee. Mixtures of the two can be produced and labelled correctly for consumer taste. However, 100% arabica coffees may be mixed with robusta coffee to reduce costs. Brazilian researchers have develope…
Sep 15
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Sep 11
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
New cereal based foods, particularly pasta, bread and biscuits, made with mixed flours containing ancient wheat species and other cereals, have become popular in recent years. This calls for analytical methods able to determine the authenticity of t…
Aug 4
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Italian researchers have made a preliminary study to use non-targeted metabolomic profiles to distinguish between PDO and non-PDO Grana Padano cheeses. Using ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectro…
Jul 31
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Aroma properties of spices are related to their volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can provide distinct analytical signatures. Dutch researchers have examined the similarity and diversity of VOC profiles of six common spices (black/white peppe…
Jul 29
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
In 2016/7, the DGCCRF( France's anti-fraud Directorate) conducted a large-scale survey to verify the labelling and declaration of the origin of imported wines, particularly from Spain. These controls were carried out across France at producers, impo…
Jul 22
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Product DNA is a system of electronically recording up to 150 attributes about a product, which are verified by a third party, and entered into a "catalogue" so it can be checked at any point in the supply chain and even incorporated into retailers…
Jul 18
Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
Jul 16
Mark Woolfe published an article
This event is organised by IFST's Midlands Branch and Nottingham Trent University. on 24 October at 08:00 to 10:00. It is for everyone in the food industry with an interest in the provenance of the ingredients that they are using and/or responsible…
Jul 15
Mark Woolfe posted blog posts
Jul 15
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
Spain’s National Police and Civil Guard have seized hundreds of tons of expired jamón (ham) and other meat products that were about to be placed back in the market, and in some cases, they were already back on sale.In three separate raids conducted…
Jul 11
Mark Woolfe posted a blog post
JRC's Knowledge Centre publishes a monthly summary on articles and news about food fraud and adulteration, and has just published its June 2018 Newsletter. The top stories cover: adulterated Verdicchio wine in Italy;false buffalo mozzarella cheese i…
Jul 9
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