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#HappyEaster

We wish you and your loved ones a joyful #Easter. 🐰🌷 We hope you enjoy the Easter #holidays and have a good rest. Stay healthy everyone!
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Tentamus Agriparadigma is the Official Partner of ProAgroTalk

Tentamus Agriparadigma is the Official Partner of ProAgroTalk – “A new technological paradigm in agriculture. Experience of Italy and Russia”. On 26th February, Paolo Pucci, Sales Area Manager of Tentamus Agriparadigma, will speak about the role of analytical laboratories in control and certification systems of products deriving from organic farming. For all details please visit
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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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4 Food Labelling Challenges Since Brexit

Since Brexit, the UK is now considered a third country. This means that companies exporting from UK to the European Union will have to face different compliance challenges from now on.   Here are 4 challenges to consider:   1. Address on the Label   When exporting to countries within the European Union, it is
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Vegetable baby food tested

The first complementary food is given to babies after about four to seven months, because from this point on milk is no longer sufficient for an optimal nutrition. With vegetable baby food babies get important fiber, vitamins and minerals to help them grow big and strong.   Furan is not part of a healthy diet
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New progress on the stability indexes for EVOOs

Jaén, Spain  Laboratorio Tello together with L.A.B. (both part of Tentamus Group) and the University of Granada, continue to advance in the development of stability indices on extra virgin olive oils and other vegetable oils.   Since 2018, Laboratorio Tello and L.A.B. are working on the public research project CASEITE of the call “RETOS Colaboración 2017″ next to the Analytical Chemistry Research Group FQM-232 (Analysis in Food and Environment of UGR)
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Thiamethoxam banned for use in the UK

Thiamethoxam, a neonicotinoid pesticide, was banned for use by both the UK and the EU back in 2018 due to the adverse effects on bee populations and other pollinators. In recent years it had been approved in the UK for emergency use due to the presence of yellow virus.   Growers of sugar beet in
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Potential dangers of Nitrosamines in Rifampin and Rifapentine

Rifampin and Rifapentine are antibiotics used to treat and prevent tuberculosis or meningococcal disease. The FDA became aware and subsequently released guidance on August 26, 2020, about the potential of nitrosamine impurities in certain samples of Rifampin and Rifapentine. The nitrosamines in question are 1-methyl-4-nitrosopiperazine (MNP) for Rifampin and 1-cyclopentyl-4-nitrosopiperazine (CPNP) for Rifapentine. Both MNP and
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Salmonella in herb mixtures

Recently, Salmonella was detected in several frozen herb mixtures. Salmonella are motile, gram-negative rods that can be consumed by humans through foods. The consumption of food contaminated with salmonella can lead to salmonellosis. Symptoms of salmonellosis are: Diarrhea Abdominal pain Headache Malaise Vomiting Mild fever Foods such as eggs, egg products, ice cream and raw
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Extension and conversion of accreditation

For many years, QSI GmbH holds an accreditation as a testing laboratory for the analysis of food and pharmaceutical raw materials. Regular inspections by the independent German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) provide evidence of the competence of our expert staff, the quality of our analytical results and the suitability of our laboratory equipment. In 2020, the
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Precision Analysis NW - A Tentamus Company

Precison Analysis NW LTD joins the Tentamus Network!

Liverpool   Together, Precision Analysis NW Ltd (Precision) and the Tentamus Group (Tentamus) are excited to announce the acquisition of Precision by Tentamus. Tentamus is thrilled to welcome Precision as its newest member to the global network of laboratories, on the 15th of March 2021. “Precision widens the northern UK expansion in the food and environmental
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Fruits and vegetables in a bottle – Testing smoothies

The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends eating at least five portions of fruits and vegetables a day. To meet this requirement, consumers are increasingly opting for smoothies from supermarkets. These drinks are made of fruit and vegetables, which are obtained from whole fruits (usually without peel and core). Conveniently carried in a bottle, they are
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