APA News

  • Ham Pizzas That Don’t Contain Pork

    25 October 2018

    Work commissioned through Public Analyst Dr Duncan Campbell for ITV’s Tonight Programme ( #ITVTonight ) due to be broadcast at 7.30pm this evening (25th October 2018) on ITV1 showed that the “ham” on nine out of ten Ham and Pineapple pizzas bought in Manchester was turkey.

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  • Finalised Programme for 2018 APA Conference in Cardiff Announced Today

    15 October 2018

    APA President Jon Griffin has today announced that the final programme for this years conference is now complete and all speakers have confirmed their attendance . The conference is being held in Cardiff on the 25th and 26th October.

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  • Curry and pizza among failed Scottish meat tests

    10 October 2018

    About 8% of meat tested in Scotland in 2017 was found to contain the DNA of an animal not listed on the labelling, figures obtained by the BBC suggest. The National Farmers' Union Scotland said that in some cases the data showed "clear examples of food fraud".

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  • Meat testing: A fifth of samples reveal unspecified animals' DNA

    06 September 2018

    A freedom of information request to the Food Standards Agency for the 2017 calendar year yielded 665 results for meat speciation from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Of these 145 were partly or wholly made up of unspecified meat. Seventy-three of the contaminated samples came from retailers - including three supermarkets.

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  • The draft programme for this year's APA conference in Cardiff has now been announced.

    28 August 2018

    The draft programme for this year's conference in Cardiff has now been announced. The APA are delighted to have a number of excellent speakers lined up from Syngenta, the MHRA, FERA, and the Public Analyst Service in Southern Ireland,

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  • Retirement of Steve Appleton

    25 July 2018

    Steve Appleton and colleagues were treated to a bespoke cake to mark his retirement from Aberdeen Scientific Services last week. The cake, creation of Karen Maddison, a colleague of Steve’s from his days in Durham and an MChemA candidate in the laboratory, is a work of imagination and does not depict any actual event in Steve’s career!

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