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Fond farewells and new beginnings for PASS

21 June 2017
Alan Richards, Head of Scientific Services, will retire this June after six years at the helm of the Public Analyst Scientific Services (PASS).

On-line Resource on Animal Feed

17 August 2016
On-line resource on animal feeds containing a lot of useful background information regarding types of animal feed.

PASS launches new food complaints service

28 July 2016
PASS has launched a new service for manufacturers, retailers and enforcement authorities to investigate food faults from consumers and manufacturers.

Eurofins Food Testing UK now recognised as food authenticity test centre

22 December 2015
On the 17th December, Eurofins joined a select number of scientific service providers listed for expertise in authenticity on the Food Authenticity Network. More

Help for Companies to Prepare for Mandatory Nutrition Labelling

20 November 2015
With just over a year to go until nutrition labelling becomes mandatory on nearly all prepacked foods, PASS is providing advice to businesses small and large on the changes required and how to make their products compliant. More

Fire safety of Children's fancy dress clothing

1 October 2015
Following the nationwide investigation into the safety of children's fancy dress costumes, Public Analyst Scientific Services can offer flammability testing to assess whether the items are safe for sale and compliant with safety standards. More

Big Bang Fair in Coventry

1 July 2015
Emma Downie of Public Analyst Scientific Services helped with the Royal Society of Chemistry's efforts to engage young people at the Big Bang Young Scientists and Engineers Fair in Birmingham in June. More

DNA Sequencing Uncovers Fish Fraud

3 March 2015
The fraud was uncovered by Hull City Council Trading Standards who submitted samples of fish to Public Analyst Scientific Services in Hull for species testing. More

Appointment of Joanne Hubbard as a Public Analyst

9 January 2015
PASS welcomes Joanne Hubbard as a Public Analyst. More

Beating the Cheats: PASS at the Government Chemist Conference

26 November 2014
PASS attend Government Chemist Conference to discuss how to detect food fraud and protect UK consumers. More

MChemA Candidates set up New Food Complaints Lab at Wolverhampton

6 May 2014 
MChemA candidates Emma Downie and Sylvester McQueen have been getting to grips with examining food complaints by setting up their own lab. 

Food labels - What You Need to Know

3 February 2014
Public Analyst Ron Ennion spoke at a recent Food Standards Agency course for food businesses in Northern Ireland. "Food labels - What You Need to Know" took place on 24th January and covered the new Food Information Regulation and the use of Nutrition & Health claims on food.

Analytical method for fraud detection in honey

24 January 2014
The most common fraud in honey is adulteration, usually by addition of sugar.We have a new analytical technique to test different kinds of honey. Developed as part of a collaborative research project, this method significantly improves the detection of adulteration. 

Food fraud expert named as top UK scientist

16 January 2014
Liz Moran, from Public Analyst Scientific Services and President of the Association of Public Analysts has been recognised for her work in championing consumer protection, particularly in light of the horse meat scandal, by being named as one of the UK's top 100 practising scientists by The Science Council. 

UK Manuka honey's authenticity

29 August 2013
Questions over the authenticity of Manuka Honey in the UK has been raised in the media, and PASS can help you with honey testing.

Success for PASS Public Analyst Trainees

31 May 2013
Emma Downie and Sylwester Lukasik, the two PASS candidates who attempted the Part A examination of the Mastership in Chemical Analysis this year, have been successful.

Food Standards Agency Chair Meets Leading Public Analysts

21 May 2013
Lord Jeff Rooker, Chair of the Board of the Food Standards Agency, was a recent guest at Public Analyst Scientific Services (PASS) at its Wolverhampton headquarters. More info

PASS launch comprehensive fish testing services 

8 March 2013
Due to reports in widespread seafood fraud, Public Analyst Scientific Services 
launched a full service package offering the most comprehensive range of analytical testing for the fish industry due to recent media reports of fraudulent mislabelling of fish and fish products. More info

Beef Contamination and Meat Species Testing

18 January 2013
Adulteration and authenticity of meat products have been making the headlines and we offer 
ELISA screening for routine purposes and DNA sequencing/real time PCR for confirmation testing on meat products and other food items. More info


Updated by: EKGI
Last updated: 21 June 2017

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