• Analysis finds undeclared hazelnut in fake Wonka Bar

    A business owner from Huddersfield, who's been trading in Barnsley, has pleaded guilty for selling counterfeit products with incorrect labelling and allergy advice. Nathan Bennett, 33, of Leeds Road, Huddersfield, pleaded guilty at Barnsley Magistrates Court on Monday 4 April 2022 to Food Safety, Labelling and Trademarks charges. The case was adjourned until Tuesday 26 April to allow for the completion of pre-sentencing reports. In August 2021, following a complaint from a member of the public, a Trading Standards Officer visited his premises in the Alhambra Centre in Barnsley and got a sample of what appeared to be a counterfeit Wonka Bar. The sample was submitted to Public Analyst Dr Duncan Campbell for analysis.

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    Glasgow Scientific Services is looking to recruit a highly motivated team player with a flair for development within the areas of food, agriculture and water chemistry. You will join the laboratories management team and contribute to shaping the future direction of the laboratory. The role requires an individual with an attention to detail and a flexible management style that can tailor their approach to bring out the best within their team. You will be required to offer support and advise our extensive client base ensuring that their various needs are met as well as explore new markets for development. You will be responsible for the development and management of the food, water and microbiology sections of the laboratory in conjunction with the sectional team leaders. You will also take the lead in developing and maintaining the LIMs system.

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