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Brexit – finding the right partner

By early November 2020, the aim of the UK Government and the EU is to have an agreement in place on the future relationship between both sides. As all industry insiders know, having the capability to cost effectively manage QC Batch release of drug product can be a costly and time-consuming process especially given such
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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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Tentamus QTS Analytical Sponsors Local Football Team

Tentamus QTS Analytical is proud to announce they have sponsored FC Canterbury Toon As a company, QTS believes in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and an inclusive environment. It is no secret that active involvement in a team sport provides a multitude of health benefits, both physical and mental – which is one of
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Aflatoxin in Dog Food. Being Proactive is Best

In recent news with the major recalls of many pet food brands due to concerns of potentially elevated levels of aflatoxin, it is important that pet food manufacturers stay ahead of the curve and implement a robust aflatoxin testing program. According to the FDA, no illnesses have been reported yet but aflatoxin is a major
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Mould Toxins & Nickel in Oat Flakes

Oat flakes are often an essential part of breakfast, whether in porridge, muesli or yogurt, oat flakes are versatile and healthy. Oat flakes contain vitamin B1 and B6 as well as protein and are therefore ideal for starting the day. It is therefore all the more important to carry out regular checks to ensure the
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Labocor Analítica joins Tentamus Group

The Tentamus Group is excited to announce that Labocor Analítica, a laboratory specialising in animal feed, is now part of the international network of laboratories. Based in Madrid, Labocor Analítica has more than 25 years of experience in which it has consolidated its position as a reference laboratory in the analysis of products related to
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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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Fake honey and what you can do about it

Honey adulteration is a major issue and the fight against fake honey will be a long and arduous one, but let’s start at the beginning.   How is commercial honey produced? Honey bees and a few other related insects are responsible for making the sweet, viscous food substance that is mostly produced by secretions, regurgitation,
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Tomato juice – a pleasure not only above the clouds

Many people find tomato juice tastes better up in the air. This is due to the low air pressure high above the clouds. However, even if you don’t fly, tomato juice doesn’t only taste good as Bloody Mary. In order to ensure a carefree enjoyment of tomato juice, 20 different juices made from tomato concentrate
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Screening for pathogenic microorganisms in food

The Tentamus Agriparadigma Laboratory in Syracuse is further developing rapid screening methods for the search of pathogens such as Salmonella spp., Listeria spp. and monocytogenes. According to the 2017 annual RASFF report (Rapid Alert System on Food and Feed), Salmonella is the most important pathogen in the list of European alerts on food and feed.
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