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.
Lab Testing Service
Our state-of-the-art food laboratories carry out accurate and rapid 3-day lab testing and analysis to minimise the risk of food fraud to your business.
We offer the development of bespoke models to meet individual customer needs in addition to our sector wide models.
Coming Soon - over recent months the team have been developing the technology and equipment to enable our customers to test samples locally, on site.
The Joint Research Council (JRC) recently released their technical report highlighting the results of an EU wide survey to establish the prevalence of fraudulent practices in the marketing of herbs and spices. The report focuses on black pepper, curcuma, cumin, oregano, paprika/chilli and saffron and concludes that overall, 17% (323 of 1885 samples) of tested samples were suspicious.
Through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Programme Queen’s University Belfast in partnership with Bia Analytical Ltd have an exciting employment opportunity for a graduate to work on a project to develop, apply and embed advanced software engineering and statistical modelling techniques to develop and validate models for food authenticity tests.
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