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Putting Food Traceability at the Source
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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
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
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
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