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Irradiated chilli powder referee analysis

How analysis to detect irradiation in referee samples was organised through a sub-contracted laboratory to provide evidence fit for court.

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A peer reviewed paper describing how the testing of two samples of chilli powder, submitted to the Government Chemist for analysis under its referee function, was carried out by sub-contracted laboratories.

The paper describes the photostimulated luminescence and thermoluminescence techniques used to determine whether the samples contained irradiated chilli powder.