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Dr Monee Shamsher & Dr Angus Knight of Leatherhead Food Research report on the progress within next generation sequencing (NGS) in authenticity screening and its practical and analytical limitations.
FSA seeks views on its approach to innovation

The FSA is developing a plan which will set out how the legislation and enforcement frameworks it is responsible for could adapt to emerging technologies and disruptive business models and how it can make better use of technology.

First food science courses accredited by IFST

Courses at nine UK universities have been accredited under IFST’s new course accreditation scheme.


IFST’s new FoodStart placements website is now live for both employers and students.


The Food Authenticity Network

Selvarani Elahi, Steve Ellison and Mark Woolfe describe a Defra initiative to bring together all those interested in food authenticity testing to help combat food fraud.

FoodIntegrity: a European initiative to fight food fraud

Paul Brereton, Verda Fazlic and Vahid Mojtahed of Fera Science explain the objectives of the European project FoodIntegrity and review some of the progress to date.   The Challenge

Our own small portion of events

As Jane Emery retires as Deputy Chief Executive of IFST after 35 years of outstanding service to the Institute and its members, she looks back at some of the changes she has seen during her time with IFST.

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