Food Safety Week and beyond: LGC’s long history in food testing

Blog - Food Safety Week, organised by the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA), is an opportunity to learn more about current food issues, including food crime, compliance and food hygiene. This year’s campaign celebrates “the people who protect your plate”

06 June 2018
Food chain resilience in a changing world

Blog - A few weeks ago, we were joined by experts and industry leaders at our biennial Government Chemist Conference, and this year’s theme was ‘Food chain resilience in a changing world’. Attendees were treated to a variety of presentations about food chain resilience from Food Standards Agency, Public Health England, the European Commission’s Joint Research Council, Cambridge University, and many others.

04 July 2018
International Coffee Day: Would you like chicory with that?

Blog - Today is International Coffee Day and, not that anyone needed an extra reason to have a cup, the world is taking the opportunity to enjoy a fine cup of one of the world’s most popular drinks. But what if we told you that 170 years ago, enjoying a cup of joe often meant drinking a hot cup of roasted root vegetables instead?

01 October 2018
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
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