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Carnival – we make jelly doughnuts safe

Carnival is approaching fast, and with the fifth season there is also a lot of feasting. Jelly doughnuts are a traditional staple of carnival. To guarantee that carnival remains fun, bilacon test jelly doughnuts to ensure that the carnival season can be celebrated safely.   Jelly doughnuts may contain unhealthy substances, which are usually formed
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Chlorpyrifos – Ban across the EU

The insecticide chlorpyrifos may no longer be used in the entire European Union from the end of January 2020.   Chlorpyrifos is one of the most commonly used pesticides in agriculture, killing lice, fruit flies and other pests, and is used in fruit and cereal crops. Chlorpyrifos has been suspected of influencing human brain development
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bilacon has received GMP+ certification

bilacon, located in Berlin is now a registered GMP+ laboratory (GMP+ certification number: GMP0505128).  GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practice and GMP+ was introduced to ensure reliable laboratory analysis within the feed chain. From 01 January 2020, only GMP+ registered laboratories may carry out the analysis of critical contaminants in feed. bilacon has received the
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Ensuring Safe Food Products in Germany

Currently, recalls of food are becoming more frequent. Consumers are becoming increasingly insecure. Food safety is decisive for the reputation of a company. and bilacon helps you to bring safe food onto the market, because Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 Art. 14 (1) states: “Foods that are not safe must not be placed on the market.
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Pollutants in baby formula

From the age of 6 months, babies can be fed with milk and cereal formula. This should provide children with sufficient dietary fibre, calcium and protein for a good development. However, it is possible that the formula can contain critical substances that are harmful to health.   Unwanted substances discovered in baby formula   Stiftung
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Listeria monocytogenes in Food – Challenge Testing

Repeatedly, public recalls of food occur by the qualitative detection of Listeria monocytogenes. The legal basis for these recalls is Regulation (EC) No. 2073/2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs. Chapter 1 lays down food safety criteria for ready-to-eat foods which may favour the reproduction of Listeria monocytogenes and which are not intended for infants or
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Pyrrolizidine alkaloid contents in dried and frozen herbs too high

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) are secondary plant constituents that have been detected in over 350 different flowering plants to date. The PA are formed by the plants as protection against predators. In nature, PA is mainly found in the plant genera Boraginaceae, Asteraceae and Fabaceae. In high concentrations PA, especially the 1,2-unsaturated PA, have a hepatotoxic
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Cannabis Products – What do Manufacturers have to consider?

Food from the hemp plant is strongly in the trend. Since the ban on the cultivation of hemp, Cannabis sativa L., was lifted in 1996, numerous products have come onto the market and are enjoying great popularity. Here one finds among other things hemp seeds, hemp protein powder or also hemp tea.   To use
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EU will not extend approval of Chlorpyrifos

The approval of chlorpyrifos, an insecticide, expires in January 2020. Chlorpyrifos has not been approved since 2009 in eight EU member states, including Germany, and products treated with it may not be placed on the market. Although the EU Commission’s peer review process is still ongoing, Efsa was asked to comment on the substance. Concerns
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Dog food tested – almost 1/3 inadequate

According to Regulation (EC) No. 767/2009, complete pet food must provide dogs with all necessary nutrients so that no additional feeding with other products is necessary. In June 2019, however, an examination of numerous pet food products revealed that almost one third of the products failed because they contained too small amounts of vitamins and
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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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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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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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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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Olive Oil

Authenticity Testing of Olive Oil

New method for determining the origin of olive oil   Olive oil is becoming more and more popular and enjoys the reputation of being particularly healthy for both young and old. Italy is the first country that comes to mind when it comes to high-quality, natural, authentic olive oil. However, olive oil labels do not
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