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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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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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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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Precision Analysis NW - A Tentamus Company

Precison Analysis NW LTD joins the Tentamus Network!

Liverpool   Together, Precision Analysis NW Ltd (Precision) and the Tentamus Group (Tentamus) are excited to announce the acquisition of Precision by Tentamus. Tentamus is thrilled to welcome Precision as its newest member to the global network of laboratories, on the 15th of March 2021. “Precision widens the northern UK expansion in the food and environmental
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Fruits and vegetables in a bottle – Testing smoothies

The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends eating at least five portions of fruits and vegetables a day. To meet this requirement, consumers are increasingly opting for smoothies from supermarkets. These drinks are made of fruit and vegetables, which are obtained from whole fruits (usually without peel and core). Conveniently carried in a bottle, they are
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