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Latest News

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


18 August 2016

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

Scientific Publications

Search here for Fera's peer-reviewed journal papers, book chapters and conference proceedings. The database includes all Fera's and the former Central Science Laboratory's scientific, non-confidential publications from 1996 to date.

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