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Food authenticity testing and the detection of adulterants – insights into analytical methods

Important information about Campden BRI events

All on-site training courses and seminars due to be held between 23rd March and 31st July are being rescheduled for August onwards. You can still register interest and we will notify you of rescheduled dates. You will not be charged until the event takes place. For enquiries please contact +44(0)1386 842104


10 June 2020



Members - £680 + VAT
Non-members - £885 + VAT


Campden BRI, Chipping Campden

Benefits of attending

Benefits of attending
The one day course offered by Campden BRI is designed to give delegates an understanding of analytical methods associated with food authenticity testing and the detection of adulterants.

The course is primarily aimed at those who are involved with:
• Adulteration and fraud vulnerability assessment with respect to raw materials and ingredients
• Analysis of food and who have an interest in learning more about techniques
• Managers, quality control and technical staff who are requesting authenticity testing to be carried out

Training Course content

• A general overview of techniques used to detect adulterants and determine authenticity in a wide range of food types
• Genomic and proteomic methods to detect species
• Use of non-targeted DNA approach such as DNA profiling and next generation sequencing
• Spectroscopy screening methods (NIR, FT-IR, Raman)
• Chromatography and mass-spectrometry approaches (LC-MS, GC-MS etc)
• Techniques involved with food origin testing
• Rapid methods suitable for in-house testing

The course will involve use of case study examples where possible and it is anticipated that some rapid methods will be demonstrated. There will also be an opportunity for delegate specific problems to be discussed.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course delegates will have an understanding of
• What analytical methods are appropriate for specific authenticity or adulteration issues
• The pros and cons of the techniques
• The costs involved with this type of testing

In addition they will:
• Gain information to enable development of a meaningful testing plans
• Improve their ability to interact with analysts in discussions about authenticity testing

Event Director - Steve Garrett

Further information

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