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The Food Chain Newsletter

The Food Chain newsletter is published three times a year and distributed in both print and PDF format.

Welcome to Issue 21 of The Food Chain (PDF, opens in new window), a newsletter for everyone working in food safety or related industry areas. We hope you enjoy this latest issue, and we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a line to

In this issue:

  • Scientists Lucas Westphal and Dan Hall at Campden BRI in the United Kingdom look at how we can reduce food waste while maintaining food safety in food businesses.
  • We meet Adrienne Shaw, Technical Manager of the Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory
  • Professor Colin Fricker, microbiologist and Chief Scientific Officer at Oculer Ltd discusses problem solving and the ongoing threat of foodborne infections
  • Have a look at the new resources protecting your food business from food fraud collated by safefood, in association with the Institute for Global Food Security in Queen’s University Belfast.
  • Catch up on all the safefood Knowledge Network news, food safety podcasts and virtual events.
  • And be in with a chance to win a luxury hamper: simply answer some food-related quiz questions and send your answers to

Would you like us to feature your research or industry sector? What else would you like us to cover in the world of food safety? Send your article ideas, feedback and suggestions to

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