APA News

  • Fond farewells and new beginnings for PASS

    23 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). Alan has been in his role since PASS was set up in autumn 2011, and has a proud history in food, water and environmental analysis stretching back more than 40 years.

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  • Chromographic Society ‘Grass Roots’ Educational Event

    16 June 2017

    The Chromatographic Society will be hosting the 2nd ‘Grass Roots’ educational event in the beautiful market town of Church Stretton from the 1st to the 4th of September, 2017.

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  • Analyst Double Bill on BBC's Rip Off Britain

    05 June 2017

    Food fraud in the guise of meat substitution in takeaways continues to attract media interest. A recent episode of Rip of Britain: Food included footage of Trainee Public Analyst Donna Hanks of Worcestershire Scientific Services and West Yorkshire Public Analyst Dr Duncan Campbell.

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  • INVESTMENT IN WOLVERHAMPTON LABORATORIES ENHANCES TESTING CAPABILITIES

    01 June 2017

    Eurofins Food and Water Testing UK and Ireland has strengthened its position as a leader in its field by giving the green light on an expansion of laboratories at its Wolverhampton headquarters. The £1.5million investment will increase capacity at the i54 site and will bring even greater food and water testing capabilities, underlining the firm’s commitment to innovation. The 1,000 square metre development will see food microbiology laboratories expanded on the ground floor, while water hygiene testing will be expanded in a new first floor extension, alongside a larger staff canteen. This enhances the overall capabilities of the site, complimenting the investment in the expansion of food chemistry and contaminants that was completed in 2016.

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  • Successful APA Training Course

    23 May 2017

    A course entitled "Analysis & Examination of Food" run by the Government Chemist and the APA Educational Trust held last month at the University of Reading proved to be a great success with the participants. This postgraduate course had the focus and sense of enjoyment that characterises a good summer school. The sunshine and verdant Reading campus also helped. The commitment of the delegates to long days of intense learning, the dedication and expertise of the lecturers and good organisation made it the success it was. Thirteen delegates, all experienced scientists in their own right, benefited from the course. Mainly from UK Public Analyst Laboratories the intake had an international flavour with two scientists from Gibraltar and one from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China. All delegate feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The course, over a two year cycle, offers a distinctive learning experience, validated by active practitioners in the APA Training Committee, with unique features

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  • Peter Holliday MChemA FRSC 1927 – 2017

    03 April 2017

    It is with great sadness that the Association announces that Peter Holliday died peacefully at his home on 2nd April 2017.

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