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Analysis of Phosphine in food and feed via Headspace-GC-PFPD

Tentamus Agriparadigma, Laboratory based in Ravenna (Italy), has been active for over 30 years in the analysis of pesticide residues in food and feed. In April 2020 the laboratory started a full revision of its method for the analysis of phosphine (phosphane and phosphide salts) in food and feed through the use of the most
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Tentamus Agriparadigma – Company Prolife

Two minutes would definitely not be enough to fully tell the story and show the experience and professionalism of an analysis laboratory that has been operating in the food safety sector since 1987. However, with this short video we have tried to tell you where we got to today: we have three sites located in
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The new release of T – Magazine is available on line

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. The new edition covers several topics, including
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SARS-CoV2 detection on surface testing

Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 o 2019-nCoV) is proved to be persistent for even more than nine days on inanimate surfaces such as metal, glass and plastic, but it can be effectively inactivated through appropriate sanitisation (Kampf G. et al. Persistent of coronaviruses on inanimates surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents. Review. Journal of Hospital Infection.
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Tentamus Agriparadigma double service for dioxin analysis

Tentamus Agriparadigma is proud to announce the completion of an important enhancement program related to the “Dioxin Project”. Thanks to its new equipment, Tentamus Agriparadigma has doubled dioxin testing capacity from 100 to more than 200 samples processed per month. The laboratory of Tentamus Agriparadigma, which is based in Ravenna (Italy), has more than ten
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Lactose analysis in the control of delactosed and lactose-free products

Lactose is a complex sugar (i.e. disaccharide) composed of two simple sugars (otherwise called monosaccharides): glucose and galactose. Lactose is naturally present only in milk and its derivatives. In milk, lactose is the main sugar (about 98% of the sugar composition) and it is not only present in cow’s milk, but also in milk from
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Adamson increased the Scope of Accreditation

Adamson Analytical Laboratories is always working to find ways to better serve our clients. Therefore, we are proud to announce the successful completion of the A2LA evaluation process and addition to our ISO/IEC 17025:2017 scope of accreditation for personal care products, food, dietary supplements, and raw materials.   Accreditation scope has been increased for:  
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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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