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Public Analyst Scientific Services Achieves UKAS Accreditation

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has accredited the Public Analyst Scientific Service (PASS) to International Standard ISO 17025.

Public Analyst Scientific Services detects adulteration of coconut water

PASS used highly sophisticated techniques pioneered by Eurofins to detect adulteration of coconut water for added water and sugar

Public Analyst Scientific Services refreshes brand to underline proposition

As part of a strategy to make Public Analyst Scientific Services more widely known, the business has launched a new logo as part of a brand refresh

New PASS Public Analyst

Emma Downie, has achieved the Mastership in Chemical Analysis (MChemA) qualification required to be appointed as a Public Analyst.

Fond farewells and new beginnings for PASS

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

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

PASS launches new food complaints service

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

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

Help for Companies to Prepare for Mandatory Nutrition Labelling

PASS is providing advice to businesses small and large on the changes required and how to make their products compliant.

Fire safety of Children's fancy dress clothing

Scientific Services can offer flammability testing to assess whether the items are safe for sale and compliant with safety standards

Big Bang Fair in Coventry

Emma Downie helped engage young people at the Big Bang Young Scientists and Engineers Fair in Birmingham in June

DNA Sequencing Uncovers Fish Fraud

The fraud was uncovered by Hull City Council who submitted samples of fish to Public Analyst Scientific Services in Hull for species identification

Appointment of Joanne Hubbard as a Public Analyst

PASS welcomes Joanne Hubbard as a Public Analyst.

Beating the Cheats: PASS at the Government Chemist Conference

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

MChemA Candidates set up New Food Complaints Lab at Wolverhampton

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

Public Analyst Ron Ennion spoke at a recent Food Standards Agency course for food businesses in Northern Ireland

Analytical method for fraud detection in honey

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.

Food fraud expert named as top UK scientist

Liz Moran has been recognised for her work in championing consumer protection, by being named as one of the UK's top 100 practising scientists

UK Manuka honey authenticity

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

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

Lord Jeff Rooker, Chair of the Board of the Food Standards Agency, was a recent guest at Public Analyst Scientific Services

PASS launch comprehensive fish testing services

Due to widespread seafood fraud, PASS launched a full service package offering a comprehensive range of analytical testing for the fish industry

Beef Contamination and Meat Species Testing

Adulteration of meat products has been making the headlines and we offer confirmation testing on meat products and other food items.