APA News

  • APA CONFERENCE -GLASGOW 2019

    09 July 2019

    This year's APA conference will be held in Glasgow on Thursday 31st October and Friday 1st November at the Hilton Doubletree hotel in Cambridge Street. The full conference programme will be announced shortly.

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  • Modern Apprentice from Glasgow Scientific Services scoops top award.

    11 June 2019

    Emma O'Halloran, a fourth year Modern Apprentice with Glasgow Scientific Services has been crowned in Glasgow as The Trade House "Apprentice of the Year" .

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  • Fake Cheese?

    03 June 2019

    Is the cheese on pizzas always as genuine as we might think? Find out in episode 4 of "Tricks of the Restaurant Trade" which is due to be broadcast on Channel Four tonight (3rd June). In this digital age some things remain resolutely analogue, one of them being the cheese analogue that can sometimes be found masquerading as the real thing on pizzas and in cheese burgers.

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  • Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Life

    09 May 2019

    The Environmental Audit Committee of the House of Commons launched its current enquiry into the impact of toxic chemicals in everyday life on human health and the environment on the 12th February. The inquiry is focussing on how toxic chemicals are used in everyday products, such as furniture, food and toys, current government regulation of these substances, and the environmental and human health problems associated with them. The Association was invited to give evidence and our Honorary Secretary, Dr Duncan Campbell, appeared before it on the 30th April.

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  • Visit by "Food Unwrapped" to Kent PA Laboratory

    05 May 2019

    The experts at Kent Scientific Services have been called on to help with an investigation for the Channel 4 programme "Food Unwrapped". Presenter Jimmy Doherty visited the Public Analyst Laboratory which is part of Kent's Public Protection operation, as they carried out tests on a variety of fish. The programme was looking at the healthier lifestyle of the Japanese, which has been related to their consumption of raw fish.

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  • Food: Truth or Scare

    22 February 2019

    Kent Public Analyst Jon Griffin recently participated in the recording of an episode of the BBC 'Truth or Scare' series in which presenters Gloria Hunniford and Chris Bavin attempt to cut through confusion and conflicting headlines about Britain's favourite foods.

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