Government Chemist-run postgraduate training for food enforcement scientists receives RSC approval

News - The course aims to touch on most of the syllabus for the Mastership in Chemical Analysis (MChemA), the statutory qualification required to practice as a Public Analyst

13 April 2016
Government Chemist represented at Food Law in Practice Conference

News - Michael Walker, of the Government Chemist programme, spoke at The Institute of Food Safety, Integrity & Protection (TiFSiP) ‘Food Law in Practice Conference’ in London on 16 March 2016

31 March 2016
Science supporting trust in food

News - Scientists, regulators, enforcement agencies, industry and policy makers are invited to join the Government Chemist for the 2016 conference to discuss topics relating to food fraud, food authenticity and food safety

27 January 2016
LGC experts talk to BBC World Service about fighting food crime

News - Michael Walker (Consultant Referee Analyst to the Government Chemist) is the first of a series of specialists who are interviewed about food fraud and the need for traceability in the food chain

01 April 2015
Michael Walker visits Hong Kong Accreditation Service

News - Michael Walker, Consultant to the Government Chemist at LGC, recently visited Hong Kong to work for a week with the Hong Kong Accreditation Service, HKAS, and the Hong Kong Government Laboratory, and participated in several technical events

26 January 2015
Forensic analysis must be used to combat allergen fatalities

News - Investigations require early realisation that samples of the food and/or stomach contents from a post mortem examination should be retained and analysed and the supply chain must be rigorously examined

18 December 2014
Government Chemist team celebrates first female president of the Association of Public Analysts

News - The career and legacy of Joan Davena Peden (1920-1997) have been charted in a paper in the Journal of the Association of Public Analysts.

12 February 2019
LGC analyst Michael Walker contributes to Food Unwrapped

News - Host Matt Tebbutt tackled the subject of meat authenticity in takeaway meals and sought to have samples from 15 dishes tested for species confirmation

05 February 2019
Government Chemist Annual Review for 2018 published

News - The Government Chemist team, hosted at LGC, is delighted to publish its 2018 Annual Review, which provides highlights from the referee cases, advisory work and research carried out during the year

29 July 2019
Government Chemist case study on Pesticides

Blog - The Government Chemist role was created to help protect the public from fraud, malpractice and harm. As mentioned in its 2018 Annual Review, the Government Chemist team saw an interesting case on pesticides.

12 September 2019