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Validation and accreditation of new methods

Tentamus Agriparadigma has validated and accredited 3 new methods of particular interest to public health and to control plant protection products residues and impurities.   Analysis of phosphine (hydrogen phosphorus) residue in food and feed – Limit of quantification: 0.003 mg/kg Phosphine is one of the most widely used fumigants worldwide. European legislation provides for
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Fosetyl-Al: current legislation and interpretation of analytical results

Fosetyl-Al is a systemic fungicide with protective action against the development of fungi and some plant pathogenic bacteria in a wide range of fruit, vegetables and ornamental crops. The use of fosetyl-Al is authorised in all EU countries – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/421 – and the authorisation for use is valid until 30/04/2021. Read
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The new issue of T – Magazine is now 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. Enjoy!
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Screening for pathogenic microorganisms in food

The Tentamus Agriparadigma Laboratory in Syracuse is further developing rapid screening methods for the search of pathogens such as Salmonella spp., Listeria spp. and monocytogenes. According to the 2017 annual RASFF report (Rapid Alert System on Food and Feed), Salmonella is the most important pathogen in the list of European alerts on food and feed. It is an extraordinarily widespread enterobacteriaceae,
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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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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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Laboratorio Kudam obtains Norovirus and Hepatitis A analyses accreditation

Laboratorio Kudam obtains ENAC accreditation for Norovirus and Hepatitis A testing in certain foods and bottled water. Tests are performed using the real-time PCR technique. Laboratorio Kudam continues its commitment to quality and the continuous improvement of all its analytical services and has therefore extended its ENAC accreditation for the following microbiological tests in food
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New Management at bilacon GmbH

For more than 30 years, bilacon has been supporting customers in the field of food, feed, food supplements and cosmetics with an extensive, accredited analytical spectrum. bilacon combines the competences of sensory, instrumental, chemical-physical, and microbiological analysis under one roof and answers all questions concerning the safety of your products. In April 2022, the management
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Fumigants – a more curse than a blessing? Are there alternatives?

The use of ethylene oxide in cereal products and spices repeatedly leads to massive recalls in the international trade. Due to the strict requirements regarding phytosanitary import controls, fumigants are currently the only effective alternative to prevent the introduction and spread of pests from importing countries. Thus, fumigation of containers for shipment, as well as
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Laboratorio Kudam expands ENAC scope in food, fertilisers and soils

Laboratorio Kudam makes a significant expansion in its scope of accreditation for physicochemical testing and pesticide residue analysis in wines and soils, focusing on quality and continuous improvement of all its analytical services: Pesticides, Nutritional, Allergens and PCR. For this reason, the following tests have recently been accredited (Exp. No. 324/LE670): Microbiological: Detection of Norovirus
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L.A.B. achieves a major extension of its ENAC scope

L.A.B. achieves a major extension of its ENAC scope

L.A.B. | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico achieves an important extension of its ENAC technical scope in different analytical methods. L.A.B. continues its commitment to quality and the continuous improvement of all its analytical services and, as a result, has recently obtained ENAC certification in new analytical methods developed by the different areas of the laboratory. In
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VelaLabs announces GLP extension

VelaLabs has successfully been granted the extension of its GLP certification.   Klaus Hajszan, Head of Quality and Test Site Manager, about this important step: “We have been GLP certified in 2020 for the first time and since then have continuously improved and strengthened our testing processes to ensure safety and quality”. The team responsible
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non renewal of indoxacarb

EU bans Indoxacarb, used as pesticide

New EU regulations affect the approval of Active Substances by Member States. On November 26, Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2081 was published, adopting the decision to NON renewal of approval of active substance Indoxacarb. In addition, it calls for the adoption of the corresponding transitional measures, whereby Member States withdraw the authorizations of plant protection products
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EU bans Phosmet, active ingredient used as insecticide

On January 24th, Regulation 94/2022 was published, whereby a decision was taken concerning the NON-RENEWAL of the approval of the active substance Phosmet. In addition, it calls for the adoption of the corresponding transitional measures, whereby Member States withdraw the authorizations of plant protection products containing the active substance Fosmet by 1 May 2022 at
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