Rick Mumford, the FSA’s Head of Science, Evidence & Research explains how a new research project is being used to help protect consumers from foodborne illnesses.
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A newly developed facility looks to safeguard important crop microbiome research and enable sustainable production of six major food crops in UK.
Ahead of official publication of their key recommendations, Professor Chris Elliott of Queen’s University Belfast, offers his initial insights into the Uganda food poisoning outbreak he and his team helped resolve.
The extensive use of pesticides in agriculture has led to the demand for comprehensive and sensitive analytical techniques to achieve lower limits of quantification.
Automated preparation of matrix matched pesticide calibration standards in QuEChERS food extracts combined with filtration and LC/MS analysis.
The researchers said that their findings reveal the need for effective management of pesticide use and run-off from intensive agriculture in areas with productive seafood industries.
Researchers at Silent Spring Institute have uncovered evidence of EPA-permitted pesticides causing mammary gland tumours in animals and have called for guidelines to be updated.
Food analysis presents many difficult challenges for the analytical chemist.
Analysis of pesticide run-off into the Great Barrier Reef has found that 99.8 percent of water samples contained pesticide mixtures, and researchers are now working with farmers to try and alleviate the problem.
Farming representatives concerned that UK policy decisions are being made without consultation and urge Government to see farmers as the solution, not the enemy.
During its annual operation, Europol has seized 1,346 tonnes of illegal pesticides from across the European market.
The Court found that EPA “refused to estimate the amount of dicamba damage” by characterising the herbicide's damage as ‘potential’ and ‘alleged,’ while the record showed it as "substantial and undisputed.”