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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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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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L.A.B. achieves ENAC accreditation in juices, nuts, and oilseeds

L.A.B. | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico continues its commitment to quality and continuous improvement of all analytical services provided. In consequence, L.A.B. has extended the accreditation for multi-residue analysis methods for pesticides in juices, nuts, and oilseeds (Exp. No. 493/LE1019) with a flexible scope in matrices and pesticides. This scope complements in an excellent way the
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New test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in air

Madrid, Spain. Today, Laboratorio Contol provides a new analysis (PCR) to detect SARS-CoV-2 in air samples to all its customers. This service is a powerful tool for the early detection of possible outbreaks of COVID-19 in the population. The laboratory started its research when the WHO (World Health Organization) updated the latest findings on infectious
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Increasing controls in the online food trade

The demand for food in the online trade increases annually and since Corona even by a multiple. From June 2021, monitoring in online trading is also to be strengthened with the reform of the German Food and Feed Code (LFGB).   More obligations for online platforms   Platforms which sell food from different suppliers online
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Are disinfectant products really effective and what should be considered?

When speaking of the efficacy of a biocide (disinfectant) product, three variables have a fundamental influence: Degree of surface contamination. The biocide will always be more effective whether the surface of application is already clean, since organic matter interferes with its active ingredients, reducing its disinfectant power. That is why it is important to know
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Analyst supports Israeli Startups

Analyst Launches Q&C Plan to Support Young Israeli Start-Ups

Under the Quick & Clean (Q&C) Plan, Analyst Research Laboratories enables early-stage Israeli life-science companies to gain access to state of the art equipment and staff. Thus, even feasibility studies can be performed on qualified and highly reliable equipment with highly-trained staff, enabling companies to make more reliable Go/No Go decisions.   Frequently, young start-up companies
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Breakfast buns with mold toxins and inadequate sensory

The breakfast table is prepared and, of course, for many people fresh buns are essential. If you don’t want to go to the bakery in the morning, you can bake up buns in the oven and enjoy fresh, warm buns. Buns to bake are available frozen or unrefrigerated in a protective gas atmosphere. But in
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Be happy, eat spaghetti

Spaghetti are a classic pasta from Italy and can be found in every pantry. Spaghetti is defined as pasta made of hard wheat semolina, which has a round diameter and is about 25 cm long. They are a delicious dish, whether as bolognese, carbonara or with pesto. But the pesticide glyphosate and mold toxins reduce
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NEW: BAV Institute tests the marketability of cosmetic products

Before a cosmetic product is placed on the market or on the shelves, a so-called marketability test is often carried out and a corresponding marketability certificate is issued. All cosmetic products placed on the market in Germany and the EU must meet the strict requirements of Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 (EU Cosmetics Regulation). They must be
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New Management Board at Analytical Food Laboratories

Grand Prairie, Texas (USA) As of February 1, 2021, the management board at Analytical Food Laboratories will officially change. Colleen Villanueva will take over the role of CEO and President, supported by Charlotte Wilburn as Director of Operations. AFL, located in Grand Prairie, Texas has been providing quality analytical services to the pharmaceutical and food industry for
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Tentamus Donates to Berlin animal Shelter

Tentamus donates to Berlin animal shelter

The analysis, safety and quality of animal feed is not just a service for the laboratories of the Tentamus Group, but a matter of the heart. Therefore, the team around the CEO’s Abgar Barseyten and Dr. Jochen P. Zoller has decided to donate to the Animal Welfare Association for Berlin (Tierschutzverein für Berlin). The Tentamus
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