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Food Fraud 2017

Come and join us at Food Fraud 2017, taking place 3 May 2017 in Manchester, you can find us at Stand Number 14.

2017 is being heralded as the 'year of transparency' in attempt to satisfy customers who want to know more about the content of their food and its origins. In latter months of 2016 there was an increase in recalls from sunflower seeds to flour to powdered milk. It is predicted that this rise in recalls is not expected to slow down with many experts predicting a growth in scale and frequency for 2017. This will make it even more pressing to ensure you have the right tools to hand, working with the right partners to enable you and your business to prevent issues before they happen, impacting the bottom line.

Some of the tools to aid with Food Fraud

HorizonScan is an online system which can help you keep ahead of the game by daily monitoring of emerging, new and novel issues in the commodities you use, wherever you might source them. The system can also aid with the data needed to complete your vulnerability assessments for BRC in the prevention of food fraud from adulteration, substitution, fraudulent documentation to expiry date changes, production in unapproved premises, production with inspection and unsuitable means of transport. For supply chain managers with multiple ingredient responsibilities and complex international supply chains, or companies looking for new supply options, this system enables you to conduct top line investigations and be alerted to issues very quickly.

Want to know more about the features and benefits of HorizonScan?

Download our factsheet on HorizonScan

FC24 is a regularly updated, comprehensive guide to EU food contaminants legislation and residue limits. The system pulls together relevant legislative limits from across the EU relating to food contaminants and residues, including metals, nitrates, veterinary drugs, pesticides and dioxins.

Want to know more about the features and benefits of FC24?

Download our factsheet on FC24

Want to know more about Due Diligence Programmes?

due diligence programmes, testing, analytical services

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

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.

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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

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OriGen - New Traceback Service

A new and exciting food contamination assessment service is now available. OriGen will help to trace the problem back to its source and provide you with the tools to prevent future product recalls as a result of contamination – putting you back in control.

  • Immediately following a notification by your in-house testing team or a report of a contamination outbreak, contact Fera, and we’ll help you identify the best samples to collect
  • Using state of the art Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) technology, we can distinguish the different pathogen strains from around the facility
  • The results of our WGS analysis will then be interpreted along with information about where the culture was obtained from, to suggest sources and routes of contamination

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