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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
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?
Bia Analytical Ltd. have added Mint to their growing authenticity testing portfolio, offering a range of herbs and spice authenticity tests to help in the fight against food fraud.
Bia Analytical spice up their portfolio with the addition of Chilli Powder and Rosemary authenticity testing methods to help fight food fraud.
From mixing oregano with olive leaves to using molecular science to counterfeit precious saffron, fraud gangs are cashing in – and messing with our meals
Bia Analytical Ltd. adds Cinnamon to their growing authenticity testing portfolio, offering a range of herbs and spice authenticity tests to help in the fight against food fraud.
Bia Analytical Ltd. increases their authenticity testing portfolio to include Basil and Fennel Seeds, enhancing their expanding range of herbs and spice authenticity tests to help fight food fraud.
Bia Analytical Ltd. have added Parsley to their growing authenticity testing portfolio, offering a range of herbs and spice authenticity tests to help in the fight against food fraud.
Bia Analytical Ltd. have added Thyme to our expanding authenticity testing portfolio. Building upon a successful year of product launches, we now offer a range of herbs and spice authenticity tests to help in the fight against food fraud.
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.
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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