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Ethylene oxide alert in plant matrices

Origin of the alert The first ethylene oxide alert was published on 09-09- 2020 by Belgium on the RASFF – Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed website, concerning sesame seeds in which ethylene oxide was found in a concentration of 30.1 ± 8.7 mg/kg – ppm – with the threshold being 0.05 mg/ kg
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A new company is joining the Tentamus Group in Italy!

The Tentamus Group is proud to welcome ISEMED Srl to its international network of laboratories and service providers. ISEMED, based in Imola (BO), provides consulting services for the marketing market of medical devices, in vitro diagnostic medical devices, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics on the European and international market. The company’s customer group is made up of
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Reference values for the evaluation of microbiological results

In the food sector, microbiological analyses are part and parcel of the product verification and evaluation system as they provide useful information on hygiene in the production process, on the onset of potential health risks and on the healthiness of the final product. People working in the food sector need to monitor the hygienic-sanitary quality
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The New Issue of T – Magazine is now available online

Tentamus Group in Italy is carrying forward its editorial project, that aims to share know how, identify common points of interest and discussion related to technical, analytical, research and development matters. This commitment is considered crucial in a market in continuous change and that increasingly demands challenging requirements.   Enjoy!  
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Analysis of Fosetyl-Al in food using LC/MS/MS

Fosetyl-Al is a systemic fungicide widely used in fruit and vegetables crops, characterized by considerable mobility and able to quickly penetrate into the plant tissue. As soon as fosetyl-Al is applied, it rapidly degrades into ethyl phosphonic acid and phosphonic (phosphorous) acid molecules. Precisely due to the particular nature of this active substance, Regulation (EC) 396/2005 specifies
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A new Laboratory is joining the Tentamus Group in Italy!

The Tentamus Group is proud to welcome MK Analysis Laboratory to its international network of laboratories and service providers. Based in Città di Castello (Province of Perugia, Italy), the MK Laboratory offers services of chemical and microbiological analysis, consultancy and the design of thermal processes, guaranteeing valuable support to companies operating in the agri-food and
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A new laboratory is joining the Tentamus Group in Italy!

The Tentamus Group is proud to welcome C.A.I.M. Analysis Laboratory to its international network of laboratories and service providers.   Based in Follonica (Province of Grosseto, Italy), C.A.I.M. Laboratory offers chemical and microbiological analysis and consultation services, providing valuable support to companies operating in the agri-food, oenological and environmental sector.   C.A.I.M. is among the
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Laemmegroup opens a new operating site in Lombardia

Tentamus Group in Italy is increasingly widespread in the country and has just opened a new branch of Laemmegroup, located in Manerbio (BS) entirely focused on microbiology testing. The new office is located in an area of over 550 square meters and became also a logistics hub for all activities of storage and transit of
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Analysis of glyphosate, gluphosinate and AMPA in water using LC-MS/MS

The laboratory Tentamus Agriparadigma has developed and validated a method for the determination of residues of glyphosate, its metabolite AMPA and gluphosinate in water in accordance with ISO 17025. The method has been used for the analysis of groundwater samples collected within a European monitoring project. What is glyphosate? Glyphosate is the most widely used
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Sampling: the first step for a successful analytical process

The analytical outcome is the result of more or less complex multiple steps whose variables may affect the final result. The growing attention of the European Community towards problems linked to food health and hygiene experienced an important acceleration in the 90s. With the advent of the single market, a new European law on food
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The synthesis lab at aromaLAB GmbH is now DIN EN ISO 9001 accredited

  aromaLAB GmbH is proud to announce that aromaLAB’s synthesis department achieved a successful certification of DIN EN ISO 9001 for the development and production of unlabelled and isotopically labelled standards. These aroma standards are used for research and analytical purposes by well-known international food companies, breweries and universities. The ISO 9001 certification was a
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Authenticity of soluble coffee (“instant coffee”)

The authenticity of food is increasingly the focus of the food industry and third-party monitoring. The proof of an authentic food product is provided by a combination of different measures such as documentation along the supply chain, audits, risk analysis, avoidance strategies, but also by actual chemical analysis of products. For soluble coffee (“instant coffee”),
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Labocor Analítica expands its ENAC scope in food and feed

Labocor Analítica achieves an important extension of its ENAC scope in food and feed, as a result of its commitment to the continuous improvement of all its analytical services. Labocor Analítica has achieved the extension of its ENAC scope in the following tests: Fat by gravimetry for Feed and its raw materials, Cereals and derivatives,
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New developments in HACCP by the EC

The European Commission has issued a new communiqué which aims to lay the foundations and provide tools to instil a Food Safety Culture in the EEA, which goes beyond the simple implementation of a HACCP-based system. With the entry into force of COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2021/382 of 3/03/21 amending the Annexes to Regulation (EC) No
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New version of efficiency standard UNE EN 13624

On 27 July 2022, the new version of the efficiency standard UNE EN 13624 was published. This standard cancels and replaces Standard EN 13624:2013. Chemical antiseptics and disinfectants. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or levuricidal activity in medicine. Test method and requirements (phase2, step1)   The standard applies to products used in
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New RD on Legionella published

Laboratorio Control informs of the publication of the new Royal Decree which aims to prevent and control legionellosis by establishing new health measures to be applied in facilities susceptible to the proliferation and dissemination of Legionella. As reflected in the new Royal Decree 487/2022, published on 21 June, the main responsibility for compliance with the
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Cosmetic Products Should be tested for Bacteria, But if Not…

Most cosmetic and personal care manufacturers and brands want to keep their customers safe when using their products. A big part of that safety is the testing that’s run on each formula and batch of what they produce. It’s common to run standard Aerobic Plate Count (USP 61), Yeast and Mold (USP 61), and Pathogen
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Flavonoids in cocoa

Everyone likes chocolate, but it doesn’t necessarily contribute to health, or does it? Cocoa contains a high proportion of flavanols, a subgroup of naturally occurring polyphenols. Polyphenols are also found in other foods such as tea, wine or fruits. They are attributed positive effects on human health due to their prominent antioxidant properties. In September
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HHC-THC-O-Testing-Columbia

Chlorate testing discount offer

Chlorate Testing Discount: 10% off through Summer 2022 Due to the increasing regulations and demand for traceability of Chlorate, Columbia Laboratories is offering a 10% discount to Agriculture Industries and Hops Growers for Summer 2022. New regulations for residues of perchlorate and chlorate in food stuff have been published and will enter into force as
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