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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

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 alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk immediately.

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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.

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08 September 2016

Our lead experts join the Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) event in York

The Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) provides independent advice to the government on the monitoring of pesticide residues in food.

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02 September 2016

Leading food safety traceability system launched in North America, Germany, Brazil and Mexico

HorizonScan, the food safety and integrity tracking system from Fera Science Ltd, has been launched for the first time in five new territories in partnership with the Global ID Group

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18 August 2016