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Treforest explosion victim named as Celtic Food Labs chief

The sole victim of the major explosion on a South Wales industrial estate has been identified as the founder of the testing laboratory Celtic Food Labs.

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Food forensics: how AI can smell authentic olive oil

Extra virgin olive (EVO) oils are highly complex. Here, Prof Chiara Cordero discusses the application of an AI smelling machine to analyse, qualify, categorise, and authenticate olive oil and counter…

Comment And Analysis

Outsmarting contaminants

Time-consuming off-site manual testing is being supplanted in many areas by faster and greater capacity digital 24/7 field versions. James Flewellen details how one new collaboration could overhaul t…


We’ll drink to that

Dr Leonardo Chiappisi and Dr Isabelle Grillo are fascinated with the popular Italian liquor limoncello and its distinct milky appearance. But how, exactly, could this help them develop speciality che…

Focal Point

Pork tapeworm

This coloured scanning electron micrograph of the head of a pork tapeworm – Taenia solium – shows the hooks it uses to cling to its host.