Experts reveal hidden dangers behind supplements

News - The research found that over-the-counter supplements are labelled as fully herbal but often include potentially dangerous pharmaceutical ingredients, which are not listed on the label

06 February 2017
Government Chemist programme represented at international event on food fraud and allergy

News - Michael Walker, of the Government Chemist Programme in LGC, delivered a keynote talk ‘Food detectives: what it takes to trace food fraud’

06 February 2017
LGC scientists invited to contribute to Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) publication

News - The article covers our leading government research in developing and validating methods and approaches for food authenticity, adulteration, quality and safety testing

22 December 2016
Resolution of a disputed albendazole result in the UK Official Control System highlights need for further guidance?

News - Scientists in the Government Chemist team within LGC have published the outcome of a technical appeal against the exclusion of a consignment of Brazilian corned beef from the UK food chain

16 November 2016
LGC's pioneering DNA allergen work highlighted by FSA Chief Scientist

News - The work involved the development of new DNA tests for mahaleb and the common members of the Prunus species to help resolve two high profile referee cases

09 November 2016
Government Chemist Annual Review 2015 now available

News - The Government Chemist Annual Review provides highlights from the referee cases, advisory work and research carried out during the year

27 September 2016
LGC scientists recognised by Institute of Food Science & Technology

News - IFST is leading qualifying body for food professionals in Europe

20 April 2017
The Government Chemist programme: real-time DNA detection in spices

News - In 2015, a number of spice products were subject to a costly recall from the international market because of the suspected unlabelled presence of almond, a known allergen from the Prunus genus

14 September 2016
Government Chemist represented at allergen management workshop

News - The industry seminar, organised by Romer labs, was attended by managers from analytical service providers and the food industry from Spain, Thailand and Austria

14 June 2016
Using imaging techniques to identify food adulteration: proof of concept using pasta

News - Scientists from the Government Chemist programme have recently published a peer-reviewed paper in the Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences describing the application of imaging techniques as non-destructive approaches to food authenticity testing

04 May 2016