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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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Sample preparation in laboratory for food analysis

Performance of official controls in the field of organic production based on the Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 in conjunction with Regulation (EU) No 2017/625

The EU Control Regulation (EU) 2017/625, which will mainly apply from 14 December 2019, lays down the basic requirements for the structure and implementation of official food and feed controls within the EU in a binding manner. According to Article 37 of Regulation (EU) No. 2017/625, the competent authorities designate official laboratories which shall analyse
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Maximum Residue Limits for Chlorate

Introduction of Maximum Residue Limits for Chlorate in Food

Chlorate and perchlorate are salts of chloric acid which may be present in cleaning agents or disinfectants and therefore may enter food stuff during processing or production. In contrast to chlorate, perchlorate is also used in fertilizers, industrial chemicals and fireworks. As a result, plants can be exposed to higher levels of exposure due to
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QSI Analyses in the Tentamus - Online Shop

Analyses now also available in our Online Shop

QSI now offers a selection of the most popular analyses in the Tentamus Online Shop. Browse through our offers and order our analyses easily online. After a successful order, pack your food in a clean container and send it to us as a package including the order confirmation. We will carry out your analysis within
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Beeswax

Beeswax in general Beeswax is a natural product that is produced by special wax-secreting glands of bee workers to build their comb. As a valuable raw material it is used in candle, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries (E901) as well as essential raw material for the production of honeycombs. Despite of over 300 different single
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Gaschromatography for food analysis

Coronavirus Update – QSI and DSI-pharm remain open

We are pleased to announce that QSI and DSI-pharm will remain open & operational despite the current Corona Pandemic. Our work is vital for the food and pharmaceutical supply chain. Therefore we have taken several safety measures to ensure that our customers can rely in our quality and services. Some of these safety measures taken
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Rice: Staple food may not always be safe

Rice is a staple food in many regions of the world and it is available in many different varieties. Whether whole grain, round grain or long grain rice, all varieties have one thing in common: the way they are grown. Rice is mainly grown in fields that are completely under water. As a result, the
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Labofine

New capacity increase to conduct stability studies at Labofine

Critical for Quality, Therapeutic Activity and Safety   Labofine – a Tentamus company has announced today that it has added state-of-the-art, fully mapped walk-in stability chambers in its new Montreal area location, situated at 5600 Trans-Canada Hwy, Quebec, Canada. “This is welcome news for our local and international clients”, said Dr. M. Mancini, Labofine’s Director
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Flour – A staple food in the test

Flour has been one of the most important staple foods since the Stone Age. At that time it was mainly used to make a bread-like flat cake, today flour is mainly used to bake bread and cakes, for making pasta or Christmas cookies. Flour is the main ingredient of many food products. Wheat, spelt or
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Performance of 1st and 2nd party audits by Quant Qualitätssicherung

Who hasn’t experienced this? You, as a manufacturer or retailer are looking to select a supplier who could be also located in another country or continent and is GFSI certified. But can you really trust them? To ensure this, many companies carry out additional audits at the suppliers site to verify this.   Quant Qualitätssicherung
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Uncovered: Manipulations of Olive Oil & Vanilla

The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) announced that manipulations of olive oil and vanilla have been detected within the project OPSON IX.   Olive oil   Olive oil is one of the most frequently adulterated foods. According to Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007, three grades of olive oil are permitted in the
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KEYBIO rejoint le Réseau Tentamus

Marseille, le 31 août 2020   Tentamus se réjouit d’accueillir KEYBIO au sein de son groupe   Christine Lens, présidente de KEYBIO, est très enchantée: “notre souhait était de trouver un partenaire stratégique et international avec le même esprit entrepreneurial que le nôtre. Tentamus répond parfaitement à cette attente. Nous allons pouvoir désormais accélérer notre
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KEYBIO joins the Tentamus Network!

Marseille, 31.08.2020   Tentamus is excited to welcome KEYBIO   Christine Lens, CEO of KEYBIO is excited: “it was our goal to find a strategic and international partner who follows a similar entrepreneurial spirit as we do. With Tentamus we found exactly that, which enables us to grow even faster now and support our customers’
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Shandy - Labelling - Analysis

Labelling, sensory analysis & quality of mixed beer beverages

Beer is one of the Germans’ favourite drinks and in 2019 the consumption per person was 99.7 litres. In a test 50 different types of shandys were tested and evaluated. A shandy is a mixed beer drink made of 50% beer and 50% lemonade, although the exact mixing ratio is not defined by law.  
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Tentacontrol is an approved inspection body of Initiative Tierwohl

The animal welfare initiative „Initiative Tierwohl“ supported by the Company for the Promotion of Animal Welfare in Livestock Production Ltd, is already planning the 3rd programme phase for 2021 to 2023. As part of the animal welfare initiative “Initiative Tierwohl” companies and associations from agriculture, the meat sector and grocery retail have together made it
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Analysis Cat Food

How well are cats supplied with complete food?

In German households there are about 14.7 million cats that want to be well cared for. But how healthy and nutritious are complete wet feeds on the market?   Without harmful substances   In a test 30 varieties of complete feed for cats were examined. In none of them harmful substances such as arsenic, lead,
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