National Measurement Laboratory at LGC collaborates with Royal Society of Chemistry on insightful look at DNA techniques in food testing

News - The book, commissioned following UK horsemeat incident in 2013, provides fundamental understanding of modern DNA techniques applied to food authenticity and adulteration testing

16 October 2019
Government Chemist team attends Northern Ireland food allergy event

News - Event focused on analysis of food allergens, their management in the supply chain and regulation and enforcement of food law on allergens.

25 October 2019
Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Blog - 11th February is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day for everyone to reflect on the global progress made and still how far there is to go

11 February 2020
Government Chemist and Institute of Global Food Security (QUB) collaborate on coconut water authenticity

News - The findings are open access and discuss factors on the stability of coconut water, advice to food analysts, and other insights

30 March 2020
Selvarani Elahi awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020

News - Deputy Government Chemist and Business Manager, Food Research, LGC, awarded MBE for services to Food Measurement Science

12 October 2020
Government Chemist team publish a tutorial review of cannabinoids

Blog - CBD edible products are now regulated as novel foods. They must also be compositionally safe and correctly labelled. To assist regulation and trade the Government Chemist has published a tutorial review of the common names, abbreviations, regulation, psychoactivity and analytical methodology for the principle cannabinoids.

19 May 2021
The 2021 Government Chemist Conference, beginning today, will explore the challenge of ensuring safe food for tomorrow’s world

Blog - Conference outlines how food safety, authenticity and sustainability impact on life quality and health outcomes

23 June 2021
LGC leads first international ring trial that demonstrates capability of laboratories to measure Cannabidiol and Controlled Cannabinoids in consumer products

News - Jointly funded initiative by OPSS within BEIS, the FSA and the Home Office, and carried out in collaboration with FSS and the DSTL, and 35 laboratories

24 June 2021