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In this review, Spanish researchers have summarised drivers and examples of the widespread occurrence of food fraud and the analytical methodology to detect it.  Food chain integrity policies are discussed. Future directions in research, concerned n…
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The assessment of egg freshness is still challenging, due to the lack of robust chemical markers.  Freshness is a crucial parameter for ensuring the production of safe and high‐quality foods. Italian researchers have selected 31 marker compounds bas…
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IAEA have put a call for proposals on its website on a new 5 year project - ‘Implementation of Nuclear Techniques for Authentication of Foods with High-Value Labelling Claims’ (D52042). Examples of high value foods include vanilla from Madagascar, c…
Jan 4
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Fifty-five samples of vintage Scotch whisky, selected at random from auctions, private collections and retailers, were sent by the whisky broker - Rare Whisky 101 to the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) in East Kilbride fo…
Dec 20, 2018
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Dec 1, 2018
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In this review by Spanish researchers, an updated, comprehensive and balanced overview of the recent studies (2015-2018) that have applied omics-based technologies for the authentication of food is given. The omics-based molecular tools discussed in…
Nov 26, 2018
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Nov 22, 2018
Mark Woolfe published an article
This year's Binstead Lecture is jointly organised by IFST and the IFT British Section. It is on 12 December 18:00 - 21:00 at the FDF's offices, 10 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SL. The speaker will be Dr Michele Perchonok, President of IFT and former…
Nov 19, 2018
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Two new final reports and their related SOPs of projects FA0106 and FA0122 have been put on the website. FA0106 evaluates an ELISA method to determine offal (heart, liver, kidney and lung) in meat products. FA0122 validates the assay based on Wester…
Nov 16, 2018
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German researchers have developed a method for the non-targeted detection of paprika adulteration using Fourier transform mid-infrared (FT-MIR) spectroscopy and one-class soft independent modelling of class analogy (OCSIMCA). One-class models based…
Nov 5, 2018
Mark Woolfe published an article
The University of East Anglia are running a series of on-line courses which give an introduction to modern analytical authenticity techniques and how they can be used to uncover food fraud.The courses last 4 weeks and involve 2 hours study a week. T…
Nov 2, 2018
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Gelatine is widely used in the manufacture of "gummy" sweets, and both bovine and porcine gelatine is used. Turkish researchers have used FTIR-ATR (Fourier Transform Infra Red - Attenuated Total Reflectance) spectroscopy to determine whether bovine…
Nov 1, 2018