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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 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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Signa – A strategic outpost

In 2019 Tentamus Agriparadigma decided to broaden its horizons and renew its commitment by opening a new laboratory in Signa, in the outskirts of Florence. This new laboratory joins the other two operational sites in Ravenna and Syracuse. The laboratory mainly performs microbiological tests, with accredited methods, on food, water and surfaces. We also deal
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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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Preservation Challenge Tests Cosmetics Tentamus

Preservation Challenge Tests for Cosmetics according to ISO 11930

How can we ensure that a cosmetic product remains stable against microbiological influences?   Preservation challenge tests represent a fundamental building block for evaluating the microbiological safety of cosmetic products. The test is intended to confirm that the cosmetic product prevents germ multiplication when used as intended and is therefore microbiologically stable. The ISO 11930
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Fragrances Cosmetics Tentamus

New Regulations for Fragrances in Cosmetics

The field of analysis and declaration of allergenic fragrances in cosmetics is currently in a state of flux. In general, certain fragrances a certain amount in cosmetics have to be declared above (according to Annex III of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009: 10ppm for leave-on products, 100ppm for rinse-off products), the use of individual fragrances is even
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New Method: Analysis of amino acids in feed and food via LC-LRMS/MS

For a healthy diet and the functionality of biological processes, humans and animals need amino acids. Laboratories often face the problem of challenging analysis when determining the correct content of amino acids in food and feed. Amino acids (AA) are organic molecules that contain both a carboxylic -COOH and an amino -NH2 functional group. In
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Our Pet Food Passion!

Here at Tentamus, we see pets as companions, friends. Just like our human families we want to make sure our animal family is on a natural, healthy diet. Though many people may not realize it, pet food has many similar aspects to human food. Pet food should have a guaranteed analysis of protein, fiber, fat,
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Analysis of ethylene oxide in Rotterdam

The number of recalls for products in which ethylene oxide residues and 2-chloroethanol are detected is increasing every day. In 2020, residues were found in sesame and sesame products, and now ethylene oxide is being detected in locust bean gum, xanthan gum and thickeners. Ethylene oxide is a gaseous disinfectant used to kill fungi and
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Lambda Científica: New member of the Tentamus Group

Lambda Científica, a leading analytical laboratory in the pharmaceutical sector in Mexico with a history of more than 48 years in the industry, enters into a significant alliance with Tentamus Group. Lambda is an independently owned laboratory providing microbiological and chemical analyses for the pharmaceutical industry, in particular supporting their customers in drug analysis, analysis
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Investigational New Drug Approval of Potential COVID-19 Medication by FDA

Highland Park, NJ — Global Coronaviruses (Covid-19) deadly infection has urged the world’s pharmaceutical scientists and global health professionals to accelerate the Covid-19 treatment and vaccine development. EuTech Scientific Services, Inc.’s (EuTech) experienced team has worked hand-in-hand with IHP Therapeutics (IHP) to perform a complete characterization of their biological drug IHP-009 to ensure that it meets FDA regulations.
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EU: New maximum levels for lead and cadmium in food

The European Union has defined new mandatory maximum levels for lead and cadmium in food. Both heavy metals pose a health risk for humans and have therefore been re-evaluated as part of the “Europe against Cancer” program. Regulation (EC) 2021/1317 regulates the maximum levels for lead in various foods and is valid since Aug. 30,
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Mineral oil components in peanuts

Peanuts do not belong botanically to the group of nuts as you might suspect – but they are definitely tasty! And they are also healthy, because they provide magnesium and protein. However, in a recent test, mineral oil components were found in three samples. Specifically, MOSH was detected, which can accumulate in organs, especially in
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