Tag Archive: traceability

Apr 27

Is food allergen analysis flawed?

The Government Chemist Programme and expert collaborators call on Europe to improve the safety and security of food for people with allergies This Allergy Awareness Week we want to highlight the current challenges with food allergen measurements. Food allergy is a rapidly growing problem in the developed world, affecting up to 10 % of children and 2-3 % …

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Oct 12

Isotope ratio analysis: setting the standards

LGC has produced the world’s first reference material certified for carbon isotope ratios traceable to the SI (International System of Units). But why is this important? Food authenticity and forensics Stable isotope ratio analysis can be used to determine food authenticity, for identifying counterfeit drugs and for forensic drug analysis. The analysis provides an isotopic …

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Jan 11

Making Measurement Matter: How do you know your results measure up?

Measurement affects almost every aspect of our daily lives, from the fuel in our cars and the quality of the air we breathe, to the safety of our food, water, healthcare, and our cosmetic products. Chemical and bioanalytical measurements are important in underpinning the enforcement of regulations. Every day, thousands of chemical measurements support decisions …

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