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There is still a gap between production, consumption and regulatory surveillance to keep food fraudsters under control.

So how can you be sure that what you’re eating is the real thing? Solving this dilemma is where Bia Analytical’s skills in food fraud detection comes in.

We were established to support the food sector in detecting food fraud by providing ISO 17025 accredited authenticity testing services. ISO/IEC 17025 enables laboratories like ours to demonstrate that we operate competently and generate valid results. It also helps facilitate cooperation between our laboratory and other bodies by generating wider acceptance of results.

Accurately tracing the authenticity of food products

We maintain close ties to the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS), and we continue to operate out of the ASSET (Assured, Safe and Traceable) laboratory within IGFS giving us access to cutting edge technologies. We recently secured funding worth over £550K to launch our lab-based food fraud detection services and continue research into the development of our portable food authenticity platforms.

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Academically led scientific research

  • Based at QUB with access to IGFS world class labs, research & testing capability
  • IGFS is part of food authenticity network, NML, IAEA Centre of Excellence
  • Extensively developed protocols and methods
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Best strategic partner to food & testing industries

  • Best in class network across leading companies in each sector
  • Unique position operating across the two sectors
  • Continually reviewing supply chain issues via AI – highlighting areas of concern
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Trusted partner in commercialising new food testing solutions

  • Delivering quality assured results
  • Attentive to clients needs, with lab & cloud-based services
  • Bespoke solution provider
  • Reliable & confidential
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Innovation beyond the laboratory

  • Taking lab-based methods into the supply chain
  • Supply chain cloud-based service
  • Scoping of cutting edge technologies
  • AI interpretation of Big Data to forward

As a company, Bia Analytical was established in June 2020 to support the food sector in detecting food fraud by providing ISO 17025 accredited authenticity testing services. Bia Analytical has been operating since 2018 at Queen’s University’s Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) in Belfast.

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