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Flavonoids in cocoa

Everyone likes chocolate, but it doesn’t necessarily contribute to health, or does it? Cocoa contains a high proportion of flavanols, a subgroup of naturally occurring polyphenols. Polyphenols are also found in other foods such as tea, wine or fruits. They are attributed positive effects on human health due to their prominent antioxidant properties. In September
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In which foods are furan and its methyl analogs present?

In a recent recommendation, the European Commission calls for the determination of furan and methylfurans. These are process contaminants that form in food during thermal treatment. Consumers ingest furan particularly through coffee and cereal-based foods, but young children are also exposed to furan through jarred or canned ready-to-eat foods. According to the European Food Safety
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Infusion from coffee leaves – Authorization as novel food

On occasion of the current discussions in DIN Tea, we would like to inform about “coffee leaf tea”. In addition to coffee cherry pulp (see News from 02-2022), the European Union has authorized an infusion from coffee leaves as a novel food (traditional food from a third country) in the EU. This product can already
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Cascara – approval as a novel food

The European Union has approved Cascara as a novel food (traditional from third countries). Dried pulp of coffee cherry (cascara) and its infusion can be placed on the market in the EU from 4th February 2022. The authorization, specifications as well as conditions of use are set in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/47 of 13th
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Pyrrolizidine alkaloids – Maximum Levels as of July 01, 2022

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids have been an important topic in plant-based foods and honey for years. Until now, there have been no legal maximum levels for pyrrolizidine alkaloids in food, but recommendations of the BfR and EFSA, which evaluates the toxicological significance, as well as the exposure through food. The most recent risk assessment of the BfR
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Oxymatrine – since 1st July 2021 classified as pesticide in the EU

Since the beginning of 2019, the scope of the comprehensive pesticide screening by GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS (> 600 parameters) at QSI (outsourced within Tentamus Group to bilacon GmbH, lab codes 88500, 88550) also includes matrine and oxymatrine. Both substances are alkaloids that occur naturally in plants of the Sophora family. Sophora is a genus of about
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NMR Honey ProfilingTM Update Version 3.0

In recent years, reliable and sensitive NMR analysis of honey has gained tremendous importance worldwide and has firmly established itself as a powerful tool in quality control and for authenticity testing of honey. In addition to the sensitive detection of foreign sugars (targeted/non-targeted), NMR analysis can be efficiently used to confirm the variety and geographical
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Analysis of heavy metals and trace elements

Contaminants such as heavy metals are not purposely added to a food product, they are considered impurities. Heavy metals get into our food through various ways, e.g. they are assimilated by plants and animals from the environment or represent an undesirable side effect in the processing of food. Many heavy metals can be harmful to
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