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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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Coffee sensory kit with typical coffee flavours and off-flavours

coffee sensory kit – now available

The popularity of coffee – beverage and natural stimulant all in one – is not only due to its capability to keep us awake and productive during a long day. Equally important for its triumphant success around the world is its characteristic, rich flavour, which is one of its most important quality features. Consequently, coffee
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TentaConsult Pharma & Med

Tentamus Group founds Pharma-Consulting Company

TentaConsult Pharma & Med   Münster, 06.07.2020 The Tentamus Group is expanding its business portfolio by launching a new company which will focus on consulting for pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The new company TentaConsult Pharma & Med GmbH will have its headquarters in Münster, Germany, and will start its business as of today. Ralf Sibbing,
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Ethoxyquin in Salmon

Antibiotics & Contaminant Ethoxyquin In Farmed Salmon

Samples from farmed salmon show increased levels of the contaminant ethoxyquin. The formerly used plant protection product is still allowed as a preservative in animal feed, but there are fixed maximum limits for ethoxyquin in food. In so-called aquacultures, fish such as salmon are bred to reduce overfishing of wild stocks. Ethoxyquin is often added
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Self-monitoring-spices

Call for increased self-monitoring of spices

In recent years, the legal maximum levels for heavy metals, mycotoxins and pesticides in spices have frequently been exceeded. Therefore the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) is calling on importers and manufacturers to carry out more checks themselves.   How do heavy metals, mycotoxins or pesticides get into spices?   Mycotoxins
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Fc Receptor Testing – A VelaLabs “Let’s Talk About” for Download

July 2020: VelaLabs again offers you a free download entitled “Fc Receptor Testing – a Useful Tool for Assessment of Monoclonal Antibodies“. It gives a short overview about types of Fc receptors and  their physiological role as well as strategies for the assessment of antibody-FcR interactions. Further information can be found by following link: Fc
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Analysis of cannabis extracts according to DAB monograph

Change of the analysis of cannabis extracts according to DAB monograph

On 1 June 2020, the long-awaited monograph “Cannabis exractum normatum” in the German Pharmacopoeia (DAB) came into force. This monograph provides the basis for a variety of THC and/or CBD cannabis extracts and allows the use of different carrier oils. The monograph “C-054 Adjusted, refined cannabis oil resin” in the German Drug Codex (DAC), which
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Testing the in-use stability of medicinal products

Testing the in-use stability of medicinal products

Your product is in good hands – we test for shelf-life after opening (in-use stability) The shelf life of a medicinal product is indicated by the expiry date. For tablets in blister, the shelf life corresponds to the expiry date indicated on the outer packaging. The situation is different for drugs in containers with the
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Chlorate-Perchlorate-fruit-vegetable_residue

Mandatory maximum residue levels for chlorate and perchlorate

On 04.06.2020, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2020/749 amending Annex III of Regulation (EC) No. 396/2005. According to this regulation, new maximum residue levels for chlorate in food will apply starting from 28.06.2020 without transitional regulation. Chlorate is the salt of chloric acid. It is released as a by-product when disinfectants are used and
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Product recalls

Product recalls – how can they be prevented?

Food products may only be placed on the market if they are safe for consumption. If they are unsafe, it leads to product recalls. The most common reason for recalls are microbiological contaminations such as harmful bacteria, mould and germs occurring in the food. Furthermore, products are often recalled as a result of foreign particles
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New GMO accreditations for Laemmegroup

Moncalieri, Italy, June 24, 2020: Laemmegroup is proud to announce the completion of the accreditation process related to the detection of all authorized GMO in food and feed for soy, corn, rapeseed, sugar beet and in animal feed for cotton, that are listed in the latest updated European Register dated 02/08/2019. The entire accreditation process
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Pesto

Pesto: Testing the Italian classic

When it comes to Italian staple foods, pesto is one of the first that comes to mind. Unfortunately, recent tests of 20 pesto products sold by supermarkets have shown that foreign substances are common, with only two pesto products in this sample being marked as satisfactory. More than half of the tested pesto products contained
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