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bilacon offers new limit of quantitation for glyphosate in beer

Glyphosate is a crop protection active ingredient for the control of weeds, which is approved in the EU until 2022. According to the World Health Organization’s Cancer Agency, glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic” to humans. However, the BfR assesses glyphosate as non-carcinogenic when used correctly.   Glyphosate in beer   During a review, low levels of
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Apple juice – Germany’s sweetheart

With an annual per capita consumption of 6.8 litres, apple juice is one of the most popular juices in Germany. For the production of 1 litre of apple juice, approx. 1.5 kg of apples are needed. After pressing, the juice is naturally cloudy, i.e. with fruit flesh. By centrifuging and filtering the juice, it finally
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bilacon launches new technical center to support zoonosis monitoring

In the past, public food recalls have been increasingly frequent due to the qualitative detection of Listeria monocytogenes. Regulation (EC) No 2073/2005 sets out the microbiological criteria for foodstuffs. For L. monocytogenes a distinction is made between two cases: 100 CFU/g are not exceeded until the end of the expiration date No L. monocytogenes are
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Rice: Staple food may not always be safe

Rice is a staple food in many regions of the world and it is available in many different varieties. Whether whole grain, round grain or long grain rice, all varieties have one thing in common: the way they are grown. Rice is mainly grown in fields that are completely under water. As a result, the
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Flour – A staple food in the test

Flour has been one of the most important staple foods since the Stone Age. At that time it was mainly used to make a bread-like flat cake, today flour is mainly used to bake bread and cakes, for making pasta or Christmas cookies. Flour is the main ingredient of many food products. Wheat, spelt or
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Shandy - Labelling - Analysis

Labelling, sensory analysis & quality of mixed beer beverages

Beer is one of the Germans’ favourite drinks and in 2019 the consumption per person was 99.7 litres. In a test 50 different types of shandys were tested and evaluated. A shandy is a mixed beer drink made of 50% beer and 50% lemonade, although the exact mixing ratio is not defined by law.  
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Analysis Cat Food

How well are cats supplied with complete food?

In German households there are about 14.7 million cats that want to be well cared for. But how healthy and nutritious are complete wet feeds on the market?   Without harmful substances   In a test 30 varieties of complete feed for cats were examined. In none of them harmful substances such as arsenic, lead,
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Can fish products contain harmful pollutants?

Fish sticks taste great to young and old and are one of the most popular foods in Germany. But can the popular fish sticks also contain harmful substances?   Increased fat pollutants detected in fish products   In a test, elevated levels of the fat contaminant 3-MCPD were found in 5 of 12 samples. 3-monochloropropanediol
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Oat drinks or oat milk?

Vegan plant drinks are trendy and not only for lactose intolerant people. To ensure that the start of the day with oat drinks is tasty and safe, bilacon analyses your products.   Which harmful substances may be contained?   Oat drinks can contain residues of heavy metals and pesticides The mycotoxins aflatoxins, huminosins, ochratoxin A,
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Algae leaves with harmful substances & too high iodine content

The Asian cuisine can hardly be without algae leaves. Here, they are often used for sushi variations or as a spicy ingredient in soups and salads. The most frequently used varieties are Nori and Wakame. But algae absorb pollutants from the environment and accumulate them. The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
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Wildfires and Smoke Taint Impact on Grapes and Wine

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, wildfires have also been a catastrophic force in Northern and Southern California burning almost 4 million acres to date. Wildfires are adverse ecological disturbances, with the global geographic distribution being heavily dependent upon three major factors- frequency of ignitions, availability of vegetative resources, as well as
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New capacity increase to conduct stability studies at Labofine

Critical for Quality, Therapeutic Activity and Safety   Labofine – a Tentamus company has announced today that it has added state-of-the-art, fully mapped walk-in stability chambers in its new Montreal area location, situated at 5600 Trans-Canada Hwy, Quebec, Canada. “This is welcome news for our local and international clients”, said Dr. M. Mancini, Labofine’s Director
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Performance of 1st and 2nd party audits by Quant Qualitätssicherung

Who hasn’t experienced this? You, as a manufacturer or retailer are looking to select a supplier who could be also located in another country or continent and is GFSI certified. But can you really trust them? To ensure this, many companies carry out additional audits at the suppliers site to verify this.   Quant Qualitätssicherung
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Uncovered: Manipulations of Olive Oil & Vanilla

The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) announced that manipulations of olive oil and vanilla have been detected within the project OPSON IX.   Olive oil   Olive oil is one of the most frequently adulterated foods. According to Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007, three grades of olive oil are permitted in the
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KEYBIO rejoint le Réseau Tentamus

Marseille, le 31 août 2020   Tentamus se réjouit d’accueillir KEYBIO au sein de son groupe   Christine Lens, présidente de KEYBIO, est très enchantée: “notre souhait était de trouver un partenaire stratégique et international avec le même esprit entrepreneurial que le nôtre. Tentamus répond parfaitement à cette attente. Nous allons pouvoir désormais accélérer notre
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KEYBIO joins the Tentamus Network!

Marseille, 31.08.2020   Tentamus is excited to welcome KEYBIO   Christine Lens, CEO of KEYBIO is excited: “it was our goal to find a strategic and international partner who follows a similar entrepreneurial spirit as we do. With Tentamus we found exactly that, which enables us to grow even faster now and support our customers’
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Tentacontrol is an approved inspection body of Initiative Tierwohl

The animal welfare initiative „Initiative Tierwohl“ supported by the Company for the Promotion of Animal Welfare in Livestock Production Ltd, is already planning the 3rd programme phase for 2021 to 2023. As part of the animal welfare initiative “Initiative Tierwohl” companies and associations from agriculture, the meat sector and grocery retail have together made it
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COVID-19: FDA introduces new risk assessment system for inspections

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing to resume domestic inspections with a new risk assessment system. Due to the corona pandemic, restrictions have been in place since March. In order to continue to bring safe products onto the market or to monitor them on a risk-based and qualitative basis, guidelines and processes
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Dioxins in Eggs

Dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in eggs

Dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) are chemical compounds that are ingested by humans primarily through animal foodstuffs. These substances accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and can thus cause long-term health damage.   For this reason, maximum levels for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs have been in force since 2006. According to Regulation (EC)
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