Roger Wood commented on Mark Woolfe's blog post FAO Publishes Report on Food Fraud in the Fisheries Sector
"Hi
The last paragraph of the FAO Report says:
"The fishery sector also need to upgrade its food control systems to take account of risks of fraud in their supply and marketing chains.  A structured system for fish fraud vulnerability assessment need…"
Apr 6
Roger Wood commented on Mark Woolfe's blog post Commission Publishes the Results of the First EU Coordinated Control Plan on On-line Offered Food Products
"Hi Mark
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…"
Mar 1
Roger Wood commented on Mark Woolfe's blog post European Commission Launches Public Consultation on Future Investment and Research
"Hi All
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…"
Jan 24
Roger Wood commented on Selvarani Elahi's blog post Commission reports General Food Law Regulation has achieved its core objectives, namely high protection of human health and consumers' interests and the smooth functioning of the internal market
"Hi
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!
Roger"
Jan 15
Roger Wood commented on Felicia Golden's blog post FSA probe finds widespread addition of undeclared sugar in coconut water
"Hi
Where was the analysis carried out please?  Was it akin to chaptalization in the wine sector?
Thanks.
Roger"
Oct 19, 2017
Roger Wood posted a discussion
Hi Network MemberThe BSI has recently launched a public online system where new work proposals are accessible for wider view and comment.  BSI hopes this will assist in increasing awareness of the Standards Development Portfolio - please feel free t…
Sep 21, 2017
Roger Wood commented on Mark Woolfe's blog post European Commission Urges UK to Recognise Geographical Indications after Brexit
"Hi All
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…"
Sep 18, 2017
Roger Wood commented on Mark Woolfe's blog post European Commission Urges UK to Recognise Geographical Indications after Brexit
"Hi
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.
Best
Roger"
Sep 17, 2017
Roger Wood posted a discussion
Hi
This Report was published sometime ago but in case you have not seen it, I attach.
Best
Roger

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May 25, 2017
Roger Wood commented on Selvarani Elahi's blog post LGC completes study to establish uptake of water during production of chicken meat, helping fight food fraud
"Hi Selvarani
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…"
May 4, 2017
Roger Wood commented on Mark Woolfe's blog post Visible and Near IR Hyperspectral Imaging to Distinguish Previously Frozen and Matured Beef from Fresh Beef
"Hi Mark
 
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…"
Feb 16, 2017
Roger Wood replied to Savvas Xystouris's discussion "You are what you eat...but what are you (we) actually eating?"
"Hi

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…"
Sep 27, 2016
Roger Wood posted a discussion
Hi
I am sure that you will have seen the attached (the BSI versions have been extensively circulated in the food and feed sectors) but just in case not I attach here.
In my opinion this just emphasises the importance of BSI/CEN, particularly post-Br…
Aug 23, 2016
Roger Wood commented on Selvarani Elahi's blog post What's in your food? Tech will tell!
"Hi Selvarani
But with Brexit etc, I do wonder about that.  Note the carefully phrased words about support for science post 2020!
Best
Roger"
Aug 17, 2016
Roger Wood commented on Selvarani Elahi's blog post What's in your food? Tech will tell!
"But is there an equivalent UK based project yet?  Looks very American!
Best
Roger"
Aug 16, 2016
Roger Wood commented on Mark Woolfe's blog post Prof Elliott Warns Lords Committee that Under Funding of Enforcement Could Give Rise To Another Horsemeat Scandal.
"Hi Mark
 
Thank you.
 
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…"
Jul 28, 2016
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