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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.
We are delighted to announce that Bia Analytical has been named as a regional finalist for InterTradeIreland’s Seedcorn Investor readiness Competition 2021.
Bia Analytical Ltd. now adds Coriander to their rapidly expanding authenticity testing portfolio. Building upon a successful year of product launches, the company now offers a range of 10 herbs and spice authenticity tests to help in the fight against food fraud.
Belfast, Northern Ireland based Bia Analytical Ltd. adds White Pepper to their rapidly expanding portfolio of authenticitytesting. The company now offers a range of 9 herbs and spice authenticity tests to help in the fight against food fraud.
Building upon their recent launch of paprika and turmeric authenticity tests, Belfast, Northern Ireland based Bia Analytical Ltd. now offers an additional three new tests for garlic, cumin and ginger authenticity. This extends the start-up companies offering to 8 tests and the team are working to extend their product portfolio to twenty-five models by the end of 2021.
The board, fellow investors and staff at Bia Analytical are sad to hear the news that Co Down businessman Denis Lynn has tragically passed away following an accident at his home on the Finnebrogue estate on Sunday evening.
Belfast, Northern Ireland based Bia Analytical Ltd has developed a rapid and robust screening technique to detect economically motivated adulteration in paprika using our innovative and leading laboratory-based food authenticity testing services.
Belfast, Northern Ireland based Bia Analytical Ltd has expanded its laboratory-based food authenticity testing services with two additional spices, black pepper and turmeric. The company now offers rapid authenticity testing for four herbs and spices – oregano, sage, black pepper and turmeric. In addition, the company will also start providing bespoke model development services for customers with specific authenticity testing needs.
The majority of scientific testing for food safety and food authenticity purposes in feeds and foods requires samples to be collected from various points in the supply chain and dispatched to laboratories. This is how it has been done for a long time, but there is a growing need and demand from industry to move to more on-site testing.
McCormick’s VP welcomes investigation into sage fraud and celebrates its own clean results whilst reminding consumers that not all sage is equal.
Following on from the concerning report published by Which in July 2015 that focused on the likelihood of adulterated oregano appearing in the spice racks of UK consumers, a follow-on study has now been undertaken that highlights similar concerns linked to Sage.
BELFAST food testing specialist Cibus Analytical (now t/a Bia Analytical) has completed a £570,000 seed funding round which it will use to help tackle food contamination and adulteration at a time when fraud is costing the UK food and drink industry £12 billion a year.
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