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Coconut blossom sugar – a new sweetener

Coconut blossom sugar is obtained from nectar of the coconut palm and has become increasingly popular in recent years. This leads to increased demand and quality control. The popularity of coconut blossom sugar can be traced back to its lower glycemic index compared to conventional household sugar. The glycemic index indicates how quickly the blood
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Global Tea Testing by Tentamus

The primary source of tea is in Asia, but enjoyed worldwide. To ensure that the tea is also safe, Tentamus Group provides you with tea testing and consulting services in 3 continents: Asia, Europe and North America. You can choose testing at origin or point of export, or indeed for import and local area conformity.
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Extension and conversion of accreditation

For many years, QSI GmbH holds an accreditation as a testing laboratory for the analysis of food and pharmaceutical raw materials. Regular inspections by the independent German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) provide evidence of the competence of our expert staff, the quality of our analytical results and the suitability of our laboratory equipment. In 2020, the
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Rapid and reliable detection of chlorpyrifos

Thanks to our in-house method for the determination of chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl, we can carry out the analysis of these two parameters in teas, herbal teas and fruit teas as an express order within 32 hours. With Regulation (EU) 2020/1085, the maximum residue limits (MRL) for chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl were reduced as of 13 November
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we audit your HACCP system and check whether the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 on food hygiene are met

Publications about Authenticity

Economically motivated adulterations are a worldwide problem for the food trade. High-quality raw materials are stretched with inferior goods, the real origins are obscured or in the case of honey and agave syrup diluted with industrially produced syrups in such a way that determining the authenticity of the product becomes more difficult. High-quality coffee qualities,
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New Pollen analysis – Judgement according to variable literature

The judgement of unifloral honey by pollen analysis is done in accordance with the requirements of EC honey directive (2001/110/EC) according to which unifloral honeys must have certain microscopic, physical-chemical and organoleptic characteristics. In Germany many unifloral honeys are regulated in the German Guideline for honey in more detail. Beside the minimum pollen content, the
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Novel Food: CBD Products

Foods containing hemp have experienced a renaissance in recent years. While products from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa L. such as hemp seeds or edible oil derived from it have been used as food for a long time, a consumption of cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids in appreciable amounts before 15.05.1997 could not be proven
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NGS – Confirming Authenticity of Tea, Herbs and Spices

How Next Generation Sequencing helps you to find the unknowns It is getting cold outside and Christmas is coming closer every day. Many of us will enjoy a cup of hot tea here and some cookies there. Typical Christmas spices like cinnamon, cardamom, anise and others will see their yearly peak in popularity. Unfortunately, the
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Using molecular masses to detect honey adulteration

A laboratory comparison between FoodQS GmbH and QSI GmbH High-resolution mass spectrometry coupled to liquid chromatography (LC-HRMS) is increasingly being used to investigate the authenticity of food. The great advantage of this technique is the ability to detect even novel adulterations. This is necessary because adulterators are constantly learning and adapting their adulterations to the
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Is there a health risk from pesticide residues on cut flowers?

To prevent cut flowers from being eaten by pests while they are still growing in the fields or greenhouses, they are often treated with pesticides to protect them. The use of pesticides is permitted. But what does this mean for consumers who have such flowers at home?   New evaluations from the BfR have been
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Techni’Sens joins the Tentamus Network!

La Rochelle, 03.05.2021 (Please find here the french version)   Tentamus is thrilled to welcome Techni’Sens as its newest member of the global network of laboratories.   Jérémy Picherit, CEO of Techni’Sens is excited: “it was our goal to find a strategic and international partner who follows a similar entrepreneurial spirit as we do. With
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How do Salmonella get into food supplements?

Food supplements based on plants can be contaminated with salmonella. Recently, food supplements were recalled from the market because of a possible contamination with salmonella and that poses a health risk to the consumer.   What are the symptoms?   A salmonella infection often leads to the following symptoms: diarrhoea, abdominal pain, headache, vomiting, malaise
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Testing water quality is essential after 6 months lockdown

Due to the Corona measures hotels and accommodation establishments were closed over the last 6 months, in some areas even longer. Rooms, gyms, spas were not used and therefore water outlets were not rinsed regularly. Water tests are essential in safety concepts As a result, both in hot and cold water, germ reproduction occurs, especially
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Basics: Food Allergens in the US

Update: Joe Biden signed a law on April 23, 2021 that makes sesame the ninth major food allergen Each year, millions of people around the world have allergic reactions, caused by wrong labelled food. As a result, food labels help allergic consumers identifying these foods and ingredients.   Most common food allergens   The following foods
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World laboratory day – visit VelaLabs labs

We want to thank all our laboratory staff today! Thank you for working hard and committed supporting the long process of medication and vaccine development for better health treatment.  Take a look into the laboratories of VelaLabs where research is supported tirelessly. Click HERE for further information on our lab services. Contact us – we
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Incorrect allergen labelling can be life-threatening

Certain foods are triggers for allergies or intolerances. According to Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011, there are 14 triggers for allergies or intolerances in the EU. These include: gluten crustaceans eggs fish peanuts soy milk nuts celery mustard sesame seeds sulfur dioxide and sulphites lupins molluscs Consumption of or contact with these can cause symptoms such
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Testing red lentils: pesticide and mineral oil residues found

Especially for health-conscious, vegetarian, or vegan consumers, red lentils are used increasingly during cooking. They are rich in trace elements, dietary fiber, and vegetable protein and thus a good source of nutrients. As a result of the growing demand, the supply of lentil products has also increased in recent years.   Red lentils under the
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L.A.B. introduces in its multi-residue analysis the active ingredient Karanjin

L.A.B. | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico, fulfilling its commitment to its clients to improve its analytical services and in response to the recent requirement of the main supermarket chains and intermediaries, has introduced the active ingredient Karanjin in its multi-residue analysis.   Karanjin is a type of flavonoid obtained from the seeds of the karanja tree
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Chicken thighs: pathogens spoil the pleasure

Chicken thighs should taste moist, aromatic and tender so that the consumption is a pleasure and not a disappointment. In a recent test, 17 different products were tested and only five were able to convince.   Campylobacter, salmonella, pseudomonads and antibiotic-resistant germs were found   Various pathogens (e.g. Campylobacter) were detected, which cannot be identified
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