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The 2016 Government Chemist Review

Volume 628: debated on Tuesday 12 September 2017

The 20th annual review of the Government Chemist has been received. The review will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses and those of the devolved Administrations in Wales and Northern Ireland. The review will also be laid before the Scottish Parliament.

The Government Chemist is the referee analyst named in Acts of Parliament. The Government Chemist’s team carry out analysis in high-profile or legally disputed cases. A diverse range of referee analysis work was carried out during 2016, including measurement disputes relating to mycotoxins, authenticity, protein allergens and sulphites.