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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.

It's clean, It's fresh but is it safe to eat?

Number of foods have been tested for chlorate for the first time, MRL to be reviewed.

OriGen - Take back control

Learn how OriGen can track sources of contamination in your foodstuffs

Proficiency Testing - 2017 out now

Explore our extensive range of proficiency tests

Bee Ecotoxicology

Learn more about our bee service capabilities

Join us at CropWorld, 24th-25th October

Discover our work on sustainable production, crop pests and diseases

Latest News

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

Globose Scale Warning

Chris Malumphy, Senior entomologist at Fera, has issued a warning on the globose scale or plum lecanium on the observatree website.


08 September 2016