Corporate report

Government Chemist: annual review, 2014

Referee casework, research projects and advisory work carried out by the Government Chemist team.

Documents

Government Chemist: annual review, 2014

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Details

This document provides highlights from the referee cases, advisory work and research carried out during the year, including:

  • Food fraud - authenticity featured heavily in our referee casework.

  • Meat speciation - we evaluated the limits of detection of three analytical methods used by Public Analysts.

  • Migration of formaldehyde - referee cases where excess levels of formaldehyde were reported in food contact materials.

  • Timber authenticity - we launch a study to develop the analytical methods required to support new EU timber regulations.

  • Foresight and future work - learn about our horizon scanning activities and our plans for research to gain a better understanding of the fundamental issues of meat identification and quantitation.

Published 16 June 2015