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Risk evaluation of nitrosamines in pharmaceuticals

As of October 2020, EMA and the national competent authorities are asking marketing authorisation holders for metformin-containing medicines to test their medicines before releasing them onto the market. The risk evaluation for chemical medicines should be completed at the latest by 31 March 2021 and 1 July 2021 for biological medicines. If a risk is
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Ethylene oxide residues still found in sesame seeds

Sesame seeds and sesame products have been recalled from the market many times in the recent past due to ethylene oxide residues. In a recent test, sesame seeds and foods containing sesame were tested and elevated levels of ethylene oxide were still detected in four of 44 products. Ethylene oxide is a pesticide used to
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Possible faults in vegan minced meat

Worldwide, more and more people live vegan, i.e. they avoid all animal products for various reasons. Therefore, the market for vegan meat alternatives such as vegan minced meat is booming, so that a bolognese or a chili can also be prepared vegan.   Mineral oil components do not taste vegan as well   In a
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How to Collect Samples for Pesticide Residue Testing

Now, before you even get to collecting itself, you will need to prepare adequately for it. Here are some of the things that you should consider. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Since there is a very high chance of personal contamination, you will need to protect yourself by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, including masks, gloves, and
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New Pollen analysis – Judgement according to variable literature

The judgement of unifloral honey by pollen analysis is done in accordance with the requirements of EC honey directive (2001/110/EC) according to which unifloral honeys must have certain microscopic, physical-chemical and organoleptic characteristics. In Germany many unifloral honeys are regulated in the German Guideline for honey in more detail. Beside the minimum pollen content, the
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L.A.B. achieves ENAC accreditation in juices, nuts, and oilseeds

L.A.B. | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico continues its commitment to quality and continuous improvement of all analytical services provided. In consequence, L.A.B. has extended the accreditation for multi-residue analysis methods for pesticides in juices, nuts, and oilseeds (Exp. No. 493/LE1019) with a flexible scope in matrices and pesticides. This scope complements in an excellent way the
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New test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in air

Madrid, Spain. Today, Laboratorio Contol provides a new analysis (PCR) to detect SARS-CoV-2 in air samples to all its customers. This service is a powerful tool for the early detection of possible outbreaks of COVID-19 in the population. The laboratory started its research when the WHO (World Health Organization) updated the latest findings on infectious
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Increasing controls in the online food trade

The demand for food in the online trade increases annually and since Corona even by a multiple. From June 2021, monitoring in online trading is also to be strengthened with the reform of the German Food and Feed Code (LFGB).   More obligations for online platforms   Platforms which sell food from different suppliers online
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Novel Food: CBD Products

Foods containing hemp have experienced a renaissance in recent years. While products from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa L. such as hemp seeds or edible oil derived from it have been used as food for a long time, a consumption of cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids in appreciable amounts before 15.05.1997 could not be proven
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Are disinfectant products really effective and what should be considered?

When speaking of the efficacy of a biocide (disinfectant) product, three variables have a fundamental influence: Degree of surface contamination. The biocide will always be more effective whether the surface of application is already clean, since organic matter interferes with its active ingredients, reducing its disinfectant power. That is why it is important to know
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