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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.

OriGen - New Traceback Service

Putting Food Traceability at the Source

Bee Ecotoxicology

Learn more about our bee service capabilities

Protecting Wildlife

Ensuring the Safety of your Plant Protection Products to Wildlife

Latest News

New test can find exact origin of foodborne diseases

Fera Science Limited has launched a new service for food manufacturers, OriGen. OriGen is an innovative process which uses Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) to identify the source and trace the route of bacterial contamination.


21 July 2016

How can we control bacteria in food?

Bacteriophages (phages) were discovered around a century ago through their peculiar property of being filterable entities capable of killing bacteria, Fera are thought leaders in food research. Get in touch with us to discuss any issues you may be facing across the agri-food chain.


15 July 2016

A New Recipe for Trust - Next Generation Sequencing in the Food Industry

Recent advances in rapid, high throughput DNA sequencing have revolutionised the study of biology, and have the capacity to do the same for food safety and security.


08 July 2016

Diamondback Moth Invasion?

In early June millions of these micro moths were reported filling the skies in the UK and, as is often the case, the sensationalist headlines hide a more mundane reality.  The original press release from Rothamsted Research highlighted the increased numbers being found in their traps. This was picked up by the ‘popular’ press and sensationalised. So, what are the facts?


16 June 2016