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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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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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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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Making of VelaLabs new Cleanroom

VelaLabs integrated the laboratory LABH in 2020. The laboratory space for microbiology and sterility was reconstructed with Cleanroom Technology Austria. With this brand new facilities and equipment VelaLabs is able to offer a wide range of microbiological services at the highest standards. Watch and see the reconstruction in our video. You want to know more
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4 Food Labelling Challenges Since Brexit

Since Brexit, the UK is now considered a third country. This means that companies exporting from UK to the European Union will have to face different compliance challenges from now on.   Here are 4 challenges to consider:   1. Address on the Label   When exporting to countries within the European Union, it is
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Vegetable baby food tested

The first complementary food is given to babies after about four to seven months, because from this point on milk is no longer sufficient for an optimal nutrition. With vegetable baby food babies get important fiber, vitamins and minerals to help them grow big and strong.   Furan is not part of a healthy diet
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New progress on the stability indexes for EVOOs

Jaén, Spain  Laboratorio Tello together with L.A.B. (both part of Tentamus Group) and the University of Granada, continue to advance in the development of stability indices on extra virgin olive oils and other vegetable oils.   Since 2018, Laboratorio Tello and L.A.B. are working on the public research project CASEITE of the call “RETOS Colaboración 2017″ next to the Analytical Chemistry Research Group FQM-232 (Analysis in Food and Environment of UGR)
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Thiamethoxam banned for use in the UK

Thiamethoxam, a neonicotinoid pesticide, was banned for use by both the UK and the EU back in 2018 due to the adverse effects on bee populations and other pollinators. In recent years it had been approved in the UK for emergency use due to the presence of yellow virus.   Growers of sugar beet in
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Potential dangers of Nitrosamines in Rifampin and Rifapentine

Rifampin and Rifapentine are antibiotics used to treat and prevent tuberculosis or meningococcal disease. The FDA became aware and subsequently released guidance on August 26, 2020, about the potential of nitrosamine impurities in certain samples of Rifampin and Rifapentine. The nitrosamines in question are 1-methyl-4-nitrosopiperazine (MNP) for Rifampin and 1-cyclopentyl-4-nitrosopiperazine (CPNP) for Rifapentine. Both MNP and
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Salmonella in herb mixtures

Recently, Salmonella was detected in several frozen herb mixtures. Salmonella are motile, gram-negative rods that can be consumed by humans through foods. The consumption of food contaminated with salmonella can lead to salmonellosis. Symptoms of salmonellosis are: Diarrhea Abdominal pain Headache Malaise Vomiting Mild fever Foods such as eggs, egg products, ice cream and raw
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