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...

Fruits
Several regulation changes have been reported and were set in force during the past weeks that we like to point your attention to. Several regulation changes have been reported and were set...

fruits
Several regulation changes have been reported and were set in force during the past weeks that we like to point your attention to. For details please refer to the original sources via the links...

Obst
Several regulation changes have been reported and were set in force during the past weeks that we like to point your attention to. For details please refer to the original sources via the links...

smoothy
Mike Doyle, director of University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Center for Food Safety reminded in a contribution on the university web site, that raw fruit and...

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Beim Treffen der Deutschen Laborgemeinschaft Obst und Gemüse (DeLOG) am 1.3. in Bonn, in der auch die LUFA-ITL vertreten ist, wurden u.a. die beiden folgenden Themen diskutiert: Beim Treffen der...

Mycotoxins
As the European Food Safety Autority (EFSA) reports, the increase in temperature and CO2 concentration in the air and an altered distribution of rainfall promote the spread of moulds (especially in...

The EU Commission Notice on the application of the principle of quantitative ingredients declaration (QUID) has been published in November. The EU Commission Notice on the application of the...

Meet us
As one of the leading conferences RAFA (Recent Advances In Food Analysis) took place from 7th – 10th of November in Prague (Czech Republic), presenting latest developments in food analysis. As...

Fries
COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2017/2158 was set in force and will become valid on April 11th, 2018, establishing mitigation measures and benchmark levels for the reduction of the presence of acrylamide...

Perchlorate
Perchlorate is an ion, derived from salts of perchloric acid, which is found naturally in the environment. In addition to fertilizers, two other possible sources of perchlorate are soils and...

tomato
After decrees with respect to durum wheat, milk and rice a further decree on mandatory origin labelling for tomatoes in tomato products has also been adopted now and Italy may not comply with the EU...

Chinese Food
China issued the draft Administrative Measures on General Certification of Imported Food for the so-called “Harmonized certificate” in order to allow export of food products from other countries to...

Filth test
R&C LAB has a ten-year experience in the analyses of solid impurities in foodstuffs, performing official methods for which it is also accreditated (17025). R&C LAB has a ten-year...

Noodle soup
The Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) has published its risk assessment with respect to the Fipronil findings in egg products and chicken meat from hens that got in touch with Fipronil...

egg
Meanwhile we have tested more than 1.500 samples mainly eggs, and egg products for Fipronil, when another suspicious active Amitraz caused some attention. Meanwhile we have tested more than 1.500...

vegetables
The European food and drink industry (represented by FoodDrinkEurope) and the European vegan and vegetarian movement (represented by the European Vegetarian Union (EVU)) proposed a wording for a...

chemicals
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...

Cheese
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...

Chicken
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...

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