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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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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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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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New efficacy test for veterinary disinfectants

Laboratorio Control, a reference partner of numerous companies for the analysis of biocidal products, implements a new efficacy test for disinfectants used on the skin in the veterinary industry.   > NEW PHASE 2,2 SKIN TEST FOR VETERINARY INDUSTRY (PT3). PR standard NF EN 17422:2019. The launch of this new quantitative surface efficacy test focuses
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In which foods are furan and its methyl analogs present?

In a recent recommendation, the European Commission calls for the determination of furan and methylfurans. These are process contaminants that form in food during thermal treatment. Consumers ingest furan particularly through coffee and cereal-based foods, but young children are also exposed to furan through jarred or canned ready-to-eat foods. According to the European Food Safety
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Laboratorio Control expands ENAC scope in food and animal feed

Laboratorio Control continues with its work plan focused on offering a wide range of analytical services under ENAC accreditation.   On this occasion, Laboratorio Control expands the ENAC scope in food and feed with the accreditation of mould and yeast count by culture according to ISO 21527-1 and 21527-2. Moulds and yeasts are one of
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Adalimumab – blockbuster & never ending story

Resolved patent disputes With Abbvie and Alvotech having solved their patent disputes, market entry for new biosimilars for adalimumab applicable for various indications might speed up. The patent protection of the originator product  Humira ® has expired in the EU in 2017, though due to complex patent claim development and market launch of non-component material
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Shock for manufacturer of substance-based medical devices

Long awaited, widely feared and stunningly received: The newly published MDCG document 2022-05 poses already suspected and yet very considerable challenges to medical device manufacturers of substance-based medical devices. While the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) 2017 still supported and thus legitimised this type of medical device with the official designation of “substances and combinations of
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Available NOW: Metals speciation for Inorganic Arsenic

There are two different forms of arsenic: organic and inorganic- and Columbia Labs tests for both. Inorganic arsenic is highly toxic and is therefore a public health concern; the organic form (commonly found in fish and seafood) is less harmful. The main source of exposure to inorganic arsenic is food; particularly grain-based processed products such
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Updated Analysis: Allergen Testing: More Savings, More flexibility

Allergen testing at Columbia Labs just got more affordable. Columbia Laboratories now offers allergen testing as either qualitative or quantitative, to cut costs and encourage routine monitoring. Allergens infiltrate the food supply at several control points, so routine testing of products AND their environment is KEY to keeping them out of your product line. Allergens
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Infusion from coffee leaves – Authorization as novel food

On occasion of the current discussions in DIN Tea, we would like to inform about “coffee leaf tea”. In addition to coffee cherry pulp (see News from 02-2022), the European Union has authorized an infusion from coffee leaves as a novel food (traditional food from a third country) in the EU. This product can already
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