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Brominated Dioxins and Flame Retardants Testing

PCBs, chlorinated dioxins, furans, congeners, dioxins, testing, analytical services

Fera is the UK National Reference Laboratory for Brominated Dioxins and Brominated Flame Retardants in Food and Feed as well as being one of the world's leading and most respected laboratories for Brominated Dioxins and Brominated Flame Retardants testing. We are hosting the 8th International Symposium on Flame Retardants: BFR 2017 this year which will take place from Sunday 7th May to Wednesday 10th May 2017. It will bring together international experts from industry, governments and academia to exchange latest research results and to propose measures to reduce risk from the use of flame retardants.


What are PBDEs and Perfluorinated alkyl compounds (e.g. PFOS)?


PBDEs is the shorthand for a class of chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers. PBDEs are one of the most common kind of toxic flame retardant used in common household products and materials such as furniture, electronics, textiles, vehicles, and construction materials. PFOA and PFOS are fluorinated organic chemicals that are part of a larger group of chemicals referred to as perfluoro alkyl substances (PFASs). They have been used to make carpets, clothing, fabrics for furniture, paper packaging for food and other materials (e.g., cookware) that are resistant to water, grease or stains.

The environmental contaminants team specialises in ultra trace analysis (parts per trillion and lower) of Dioxins, PCBs, PAHs, brominated dioxins, brominated flame retardants and related emerging contaminants in food, feed and related samples. The team works with many collaborators to answer problems requiring a multi-disciplinary response. Depending on your priorities, we can test a wide range of food and feed stuffs to assess the potential risk of human exposure to PBDEs and perfluorinated alkyl compounds, including: animal feeds; fish and fish products; meat and meat products; milk and milk products; eggs; fats and oils. We are UKAS accredited for Dioxins/Furans, PCBs, PAHs, Brominated Dioxins and Brominated Flame Retardants.

Our Services

Organic Contaminants

Target LOQ

Units

Determination Step

PBDEs 0.01 µg/kg GC-MS
Perfluorinated alkyl compounds (e.g. PFOS) 1-5 µg/kg LC-MS/MS
PCBs, chlorinated dioxins, furans, congeners, dioxins, testing, analytical services

Key Capabilities

  • Fera is the National Reference Laboratory for Dioxins/Furans, PCBs and PAHs in food and feed
  • UKAS Accredited for Dioxins/Furans, PCBs, PAHs, Brominated Dioxins and Brominated Flame Retardants
  • Ability to work to the lowest Limits of Detection (LODs) required for specific foodstuffs e.g. infant formula/food
  • Competitive turnaround and pricing

Consultancy

If you have questions about dioxins and furans testing, legislation, or the regulatory environment; sometimes it requires another experienced person or team to help pull things together and move them ahead. Fera's consultancy service is made up of senior scientists who have broad and deep experience in the food industry that we can bring to bear on your research project which goes beyond analysis and scientific expertise.

Contact Us

To speak with us about this service, or for any other services, please contact the team on +44 (0)300 100 0323 or e-mail us


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Join us at BFR 2017

The 'International Symposium on Flame Retardants' is a series of conferences on safety aspects of flame retardants.

Bringing together international experts from industry, governments and academia latest research will be shared and evaluated, in an effort to propose new measures to reduce risk from the use of flame retardants.

Register your interest here:

https://idm360.com/BFR/2017/

Want to know what EU Projects we are involved in?

We collaborate and partner with many industry and government organisations in order to aid in the safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining a thriving rural economy. Our broad remit means we play a hand in people's day-to-day life, from the food we eat, and the air we breathe, to the water we drink.

Learn more about our EU Projects

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Join Us at 7th Food Sure (Safety & Quality Summit) 22-24 May 2017

The Food Sure agenda covers the whole spectrum of safety and quality in the food and beverage industry. From cutting edge microbial pathogen studies to practical implementation of process controls and risk assessments. 7th Annual FOOD SURE Safety & Quality Summit

Devising a Due Diligence Programme

Due Diligence programmes are critical in protecting your brand and company reputation, providing the evidence that you are taking all reasonable precautions to comply with food safety legislation. Due Diligence Programmes

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