The Latest From PAS

Christmas Opening Times

PAS are open during the festive season, excluding bank holidays, however we will only be operating a skeleton staff between Christmas and New Year. Therefore we would suggest sending in samples for analysis prior to Dec 22nd. As we are only operating with limited...

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Latest FSA Data for Acrylamide

The Food Standards Agency have just released the latest data for the Acrylamide and Furan surveillance (https://www.food.gov.uk/science/research/chemical-safety-research/pc-research/fs102075)   All analysis for both contaminants was completed by Premier Analytical...

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Low Level Lactose Method UKAS Accredited

PAS are pleased to announce that their Low Level Lactose method is now UKAS Accredited. Lactose, the sugar component in milk, is one of the 14 allergens whose declaration is mandated based on the regulatory list in Annex II of European Legislation EU 1169/2011. PAS...

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Ochratoxin A and Melamine REGULATORY UPDATE

Commission Regulation (EU) No 594/2012 of 5 July 2012 amending Regulation (EC) 1881/2006 has been published. The changes are: ? Ochratoxin A: Maximum level in wheat gluten has been increased to 8µg/kg. New lower limits in some spices are now active. Pepper, ginger,...

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Allergens – Risk Assessments and Labelling

PAS regulatory and allergen experts are available to give guidance on the latest regulations concerning allergen labelling and best practice raw material and production line assessment to guide advisory labelling. This advise is underpinned by UKAS accredited testing...

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Acrylamide analysis at PAS

Acrylamide is an undesirable substance that can form during the preparation of foods and beverages by a variety of processes, both in the home and in commercial food production. Acrylamide belongs to a group of substances, collectively known as process contaminants...

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Food Authenticity Newsletter Issue 5 March 2017

As product supply chains are placed under pressure to provide cost efficiencies while maintaining quality, it is more important than ever to verify that standards are kept. PAS are here to help with your food testing and authenticity challenges. Read the latest Food...

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Dr Gordon Wiseman Wins FDF Food Scientist of the year 2016

Dr Gordon Wiseman named 'Food and Drink Scientist of the Year' For the second year running, a PAS scientist has received the prestegious 'Food and Drink Scientist of the Year' award. As well as heading the PAS Molecular biology team; Dr Wiseman is also a core member...

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Bacillus Toxin (Cereulide) Testing

We are now able to test for the presence of the bacillus toxin cereulide in foods. A limit of detection of 5µg/kg(ppb) is obtained using LC/MS/MS. Please contact us for further...

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Detection of Horse Meat

The Molecular Biology Department at PAS has now developed a method to detect Horse DNA in meat products. It is a qualitative analysis using Real Time PCR. Please contact us if you would like further...

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Vitamin D Method now Accredited

The Food Chemistry section are pleased to now be able to offer accredited Vitamin D testing following a successful UKAS audit. Please contact us for further information.

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Allergens – Risk Assessments and Labelling

PAS regulatory and allergen experts are available to give guidance on the latest regulations concerning allergen labelling and best practice raw material and production line assessment to guide advisory labelling. This advise is underpinned by UKAS accredited testing...

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