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Science solutions for a changing world

Our overarching purpose is to support and develop a sustainable food chain, a healthy natural environment, and to protect the global community from biological and chemical risks.

Non-Intentionally Added Substances

The approach & determination of NIAS has evolved over the last 20 years in food contact materials

Mycotoxins - Are they on the increase?

Groundnuts contaminated with aflatoxins is increasing,
6 x the annual average.

Countdown is on - Places still available

Book now for our November & December 2016 proficiency tests before it's too late.

Bee Ecotoxicology

Learn more about our bee service capabilities

Join us at Seed Industry Event, 3 Nov 16

Maximise your potato crop with UAV Technology

Latest News

Foreign Invaders infiltrate Britain's ancient woodlands

Foreign invaders infiltrate Britain’s ancient woodlands - Trees are coming under attack from beetles and moths that are infesting imported timber


27 October 2016

Food incidents: lessons from the past and anticipating the future

A focus of scientists at Fera is how to provide the food industry with better tools to identify these risks before they become incidents.


20 October 2016

Research from Fera shows importance of real food matrices

Recent research from Fera Science Ltd – the joint venture between the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs and Capita – has shown the advantages of using real food matrices for proficiency testing.


17 October 2016

Where to report sightings of Asian hornets and send in samples

If you think you have seen an Asian hornet, please notify the Great British Non Native Species Secretariat alert email address at immediately.


18 May 2016