Protecting the Integrity of the Global Feed-food Supply Chain: Detecting and Preventing Chemical Contamination

Impact: Health Impact, Economic Impact


This research has culminated in a unique risk-based collaborative system enabling industry to prevent supply chain contamination. Elliott’s team leads international work developing and implementing innovative methods to detect multiple chemical contaminants in food and feed, one of the greatest challenges facing industry and regulators worldwide due to global supply chains. Elliott’s research resulted in the worldwide implementation of multiple ISO accredited procedures; detection systems based on this research are sold in >50 countries. The outcomes include enhanced protection of consumer health, greater business income and improved reputations of industry and regulators globally. Licensing/royalties streams support translational research in the Institute (~£200,000).
Impact statusOngoing
Category of impactHealth Impact, Economic Impact