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NEW: BAV Institute tests the marketability of cosmetic products

Before a cosmetic product is placed on the market or on the shelves, a so-called marketability test is often carried out and a corresponding marketability certificate is issued. All cosmetic products placed on the market in Germany and the EU must meet the strict requirements of Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 (EU Cosmetics Regulation). They must be
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Toast-Analysis-Acrylamide

Toast – Testing the daily bread

Toast is generally understood to be a white bread which is toasted with a toaster. Nearly no breakfast table can be without the warm bread, which can be prepared quickly and easily. But what was the result of a recent test of various toasts?   Contamination with mineral oil   In eight out of 20
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EPL Bio Analytical Services

New Management Board at EPL Bio Analytical Services

Decatur, IL (USA)   As of November 1, 2020 the management board at EPL Bio Analytical Services officially changed. Katie Merry took over the role of General Manager, supported by Dr. Dilini Ranasinghe as Business Development Director.   EPL, located in Decatur, Illinois has been providing quality analytical services to the Agrosciences industry for over
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New FDA Draft Guidance On Sesame Labeling

In November 2020 the FDA issued a draft guidance regarding the voluntary disclosure of sesame as an allergen following its evaluation of public information; including scientific and clinical data, a 2014 citizen petition requesting the disclosure of sesame by the common or usual name in ingredients, and over 4,800 responses from a notice published in
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Analysis of Glyphosate residues in our daily Products

Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide used since 1974 in numerous countries worldwide. Lately, there is an emotional discussion in the media and consequently the number of reports on residues of glyphosate in food have increased substantially. Due to the high polarity of glyphosate it is not possible to analyze it together with the other pesticides
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Delicious pre-Christmas season with red cabbage

Red cabbage or blue cabbage? Depending on the growing region, the pH-value of the soil and also the method of preparation, it is called differently, but it is always the same vegetable. Also, the colder and more uncomfortable the weather becomes, the more you want a hearty meal with red cabbage as a side dish.
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Are You Prepared for FSMA’s Future?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was enacted in 2011, but to allow time for both food producers and US government agencies to get all aspects up-to-date the final compliance deadlines for the various rules were set for dates that span from 2015 through 2024. Under FSMA, the FDA is encouraging a more proactive and
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Ethylene oxide – toxic gases in sesame products

Ethylene oxide is a gas that is used in many countries for the disinfection of heat-sensitive foodstuffs. As it has a toxic effect and, in high doses, can cause seizures and even coma, it has not been authorised for use in the food industry in Europe since 1981.   Product recalls due to too high
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Nutri Score Germany

Nutri-Score: From November on in Germany

On October 9, 2020, the German Bundesrat decided to voluntarily introduce the NUTRI-SCORE food traffic light. The 5-segment traffic light system is intended to simplify food labelling for consumers and help them to eat healthier. From November 2020, food manufacturers will thus be able to label their food with the Nutri-Score on the front of
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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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