Bia Analytical is a leading UK food authentication testing laboratory. We have developed industry-leading, cutting-edge food adulteration testing methods that can help protect the entire food supply chain against food fraud and offer reassurance that your products have been tested with the best food fraud detection methods possible. Our facilities are housed within the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast, a member of the Russell Group which represents the 24 leading UK research universities.

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Bia Analytical Ltd. strike “Red-Gold” with the addition of a new Saffron Powder authenticity test

Saffron has a long history of economically-motivated food fraud and can be typically adulterated with substances such as beetroot, pomegranate fibres, corn silk or the saffron crocus's styles. Powdered saffron is also prone to adulteration, with crocus petals, turmeric, paprika, and flours/starches used as diluting fillers. Safflower has also been reported as a substitute/adulterant

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What lies behind a Certificate of Analysis – how a wrong result can be right?

Do you really look at your Certificate of Analysis? Are you sure the result truly reflects the nature of the sample, just following the same old same old, or doing what someone else told you to do? Maybe it’s time to stop and think about what you are actually looking at?

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