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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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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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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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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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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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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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