Functional foods are those that, in addition to their usual nutritional effects, have biological compounds (nutrients or non-nutrients), with positive effects on one or more functions of the...

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated the reference values for riboflavin (vitamin B2) as part of the review of its scientific recommendations on nutrient consumption. Riboflavin...

The Italian AGROLAB subsidiary for food analysis, “R&C Lab”, successfully took part in the QS round robin test. The test involved a performance assessment in the domain of residue monitoring. 9...

Determination of plant-available phosphorus in the soil (“Pt”): Revised and substantiated methods protocol for Denmark - established in collaboration with AGROLAB Agrar und Umwelt GmbH in...

Fipronil  - an active substance of the group of phenyl pyrazoles – is a strong contact poison active against ektoparasites like e.g. fleas, lice and mites. Fipronil  - an active substance of...

There is almost no more difficult matrix for the analyst than black and white pepper, due to its high content of natural compounds, especially piperin. Setting up a robust analytical method for...

Food fraud is the intentional breach of the food law of products in which a quality or quantity is declared inferior or different from the real, for profit, so that it infringes on Intellectual...

The spring 2017 ring test among QS accepted laboratories for pesticide residue analysis in fruit and vegetables was passed with best result by our lab team in Poland. AGROLAB Polska in Deblin is...

Within a few years the price for vanilla raised from 30 €/kg to nowadays 500 €/kg for this valuable aroma. This triggers the creativity for illegal manipulation. Illustration: © IMPRINT...

Antioxidants are responsible for balancing the concentration of free radicals. They protect the body from oxidative stress, thus preventing damage to a wide range of cellular structures including...

A Help-Function where you can get a tour through ALOORA is already available in our online customer portal. Furthermore AGROLAB now introduces the FAQ for ALOORA. A Help-Function where you can...

In order to simplify the process of an additional order on a sample, AGROLAB has again developed the ALOORA customer platform. The new feature is now available for our customers. In order to...

Lactitol is a disaccharide polyol derived from lactose, used as an artificial sweetener, with a sweetness profile similar to sugar. Lactitol is a disaccharide polyol derived from lactose, used...

We were regularly asked to provide information about the LOD (limit of detection) for the detection of ingredients that might derive from GMO (genetically modified organisms) in complex food (and...

27 February 2017 in the Official Journal of the European Union was published the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2017/335 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and...

After extensive investment in new analytical instruments AGROLAB laboratory Dr. A. Verwey in Rotterdam proudly announced having obtained the “flexible” accreditation for pesticide residue analysis...

The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU C 482) of 23 December 2016 has published the European Parliament resolution, of 14 January 2014, about the food crisis, the fraud in the food chain...

Following the successful introduction of the environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001, AGROLAB has now successfully attained ISO 50001 certification. AGROLAB thus further...

Chia, Quinoa, Teff are capturing supermarket shelves and win average consumer’s favour. What looks like “novel” food for Europeans are grains eaten in South America and Africa for thousands of...

AGROLAB features in the MSG TOP 100 for the 6th time, reaching the TOP 20 for the first time. In doing so, the company has proven its consistent performance which can be built on in the...

Following a request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published on 9th November 2016 a scientific opinion on the risks for animal and human health related...

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