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  • Analysis finds undeclared hazelnut in fake Wonka Bar

    16 April 2022

    A business owner from Huddersfield, who's been trading in Barnsley, has pleaded guilty for selling counterfeit products with incorrect labelling and allergy advice. Nathan Bennett, 33, of Leeds Road, Huddersfield, pleaded guilty at Barnsley Magistrates Court on Monday 4 April 2022 to Food Safety, Labelling and Trademarks charges. The case was adjourned until Tuesday 26 April to allow for the completion of pre-sentencing reports. In August 2021, following a complaint from a member of the public, a Trading Standards Officer visited his premises in the Alhambra Centre in Barnsley and got a sample of what appeared to be a counterfeit Wonka Bar. The sample was submitted to Public Analyst Dr Duncan Campbell for analysis.

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  • Subway’s Sweet Subs

    15 February 2022

    Public Analyst Dr Duncan Campbell comments on the amount of sugar in the bread used by Subway in this Channel 5 documentary "Subway: How Do They Really Do IT?" first aired on Channel 5 at 8 pm on Wednesday 16th February.

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  • Food Standards Agency Seeks Solution to Lab Sustainability

    07 February 2022

    The Food Standards Agency are advertising a vacancy for an Official Laboratory Review Lead to develop the FSA’s approach to ensuring there is resilient and sustainable Official Laboratory system, ensuring value for money.

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  • Minton Treharne & Davies Public Analyst laboratory entertains Food Standards Agency Board Members

    13 December 2021

    On the morning of Tuesday 7th December, Cardiff based Public Analyst laboratory Minton Treharne & Davies entertained six Food Standard Agency board members ahead of their AGM in Cardiff the following day.

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  • MTD Public Analyst appears on BBC Wales consumer programme "X-Ray" focussing on Natasha's Law

    26 October 2021

    Alastair Low, Public Analyst at Minton Treharne and Davies Ltd appeared on the Welsh consumer programme "X-Ray" on night of Monday 25th October which focusses on Natasha's Law.

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  • Kent Laboratory features in Channel 5 show "Shoplifters & Scammers: At War with the Law

    20 October 2021

    Kent Scientific Services have been involved in some filming for a Channel 5 program "Shoplifters & Scammers: At War with the Law" which focussed on food fraud. Public Analyst Jon Griffin was interviewed for by the film crew, and there was filming of testing such as cigarette analysis and spirit authenticity.

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