It is a shame that the UK was one of the three Member States that did not respond. Do you know if the Competent Authorities decided that because they could not be bothered, or thought that it would be a nil return (other countries reported…"
This is so depressing - presumably we (the UK) will have a much reduced influence here. Even if a partner, will we be reliant on UK government finance?
It is interesting that the Consultation does extensively mention the Official Control Re…"
But this is all positive as you would expect - to show the advantage of EU activities. What will happen post Brexit? Will there be even less enforcement within the UK? That is a worry!
Where was the analysis carried out please? Was it akin to chaptalization in the wine sector?
At last, an interesting discussion in the Network! However anti-Brexit one may be, the attitude of the original piece was annoying. And presumably all the existing PDOs will have to be re-negotiated by Defra on behalf of the UK (cannot just…"
Presumably this will be a reciprocal process - though it is noticeable that the article does not actually say that! It is this attitude which is to be regretted.
Many thanks for this post.
The first exercise in the area that I was involved in was 1975/76. It was then repeated in the late 1980s (1993 Report) and then in the 2000 decade leading to the latest exercise. I believe that in all cases…"
Although very interesting it would be good to have an indication of the impact that the method will have at a practical level.
When the Ministry first published a method in 1992 it had a dramatic practical effect on the trade. (see: The…"
I am not sure that I agree with the sentiment here. I rather regard the LGC role as preventing a "miscarriage of justice" (i.e. giving the "correct" result when asked or required to do so no matter how difficult/interesting the analysis). Howeve…"
But with Brexit etc, I do wonder about that. Note the carefully phrased words about support for science post 2020!
I think that it would be interesting to note the laboratories that have closed or which no longer undertake PA work (because the accreditation costs outweigh the income to support the work or which have amalgamated first into…"
I note Professor Elliott's comments about the number of public analyst laboratories decreasing. It may be interesting to note the laboratories which have closed since 1999, the time of the Turner Review of the Public Analyst Service (see An…"
Food Authenticity interest
Analyst/Food authenticity testing