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Food Sure (Safety & Quality Summit)

traceback service, food pathogens, testing, analytical services

Come and join us at the 7th Food Sure Europe 2017
(Safety & Quality Summit)
on 22-24 May 2017 - STAND 13
Day 2 - Dr Ed Haynes presents a case study of our new traceback service (OriGen)

The OriGen service is currently available for Listeria, Salmonella, Campylobacter and E. coli but has the potential to be rolled out to a range of bacterial species, so please get in touch if you have another organism of interest. Pricing and turnaround depend on a number of factors such as availability and batch size, so please contact us to discuss your individual needs.

Want to know more?

Our service compares the WGS (whole genome sequences) of samples taken of the
bacterium of interest from around a facility, and potentially over time, to suggest whether
multiple sources of infection are present or if a facility has a persistent infection.
Additionally, we are able to store the genome data and reanalyse when
new information comes to light. Every time a customer uses the service we can
reanalyse with all of their previous data, and tell them if their situation is
changing (new strains have been introduced) or remains the same
(their hygiene processes are ineffective).

due diligence programmes, testing, analytical services

The event builds upon previous years to focus on how the industry can tackle the current challenges facing food safety and quality professionals within food and beverage companies across Europe. 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.

The summit will provide best practice regulatory compliance, proven approaches to enhancing food safety and initiatives to achieve excellent quality assurance. The 2017 event will, for the first time also be co-located with Food Innovate to create Food World.

Topics include :

  • Food Safety: Utilising Predictive Microbiology Testing When Developing New Products
  • Food Supply Chain - It Affects Us All: How the Food Industry Must Start Preparing for a Future Population of 9 Billion by 2050 (Panel)
  • Establishing a Framework to Effectively Deal With Product Recalls,
  • Microbiological Risk Management in the Production of Beverages Sensitive to Microorganism Spoilage

See the event agenda here

Our food safety experts will be available to discuss any food safety issues you may be facing as well as any other issues you may have across the agri-food chain.

due diligence programmes, testing, analytical services

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

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

Telephone: +44 (0)300 100 0323

Email: Contact Us

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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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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Download our latest white paper on WGS (Whole Genome Sequencing)

This pioneering technology can deliver invaluable information for a food business trying to deal with a long term contamination problem and has lead us to launch our new traceback service called OriGen to aid in these investigations to avoid those costly recalls, reducing waste and saving money.

Download our recent white paper on WGS click here

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Fera views all aspects of quality as critical to achieving our vision as being recognised as a worldwide centre-of-excellence and partner of choice. This is why we invest time and resources in achieving and retaining Accreditation and Certification against all relevant International Quality Standards

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