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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.

Accredited Nitrate Testing Service

Pressure to reduce the legal limits for nitrites

3-MCPD & their Esters

Concerted action to lower levels of 3-MCPD & esters in infant & toddler formula

Countdown is on - Places still available

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

Bee Ecotoxicology

Learn more about our bee service capabilities

New Allergen Reference Materials

Fapas lead the way on Allergen Proficiency Testing

Latest News

Launch of Agri-Food Venture in Yorkshire - Fera takes the lead

A £1.6 MILLION investment aims at boosting growth in SMEs in the agri-food sector through links with the local scientific community.

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31 October 2016

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

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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.

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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.

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17 October 2016