food safety
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...

Test tube
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...

Vanilla
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...

Update
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...

pizza
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...

Stevia
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...

Analytik
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...

oilives
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...

Chia seeds
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...

Bread
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...

labeling
If you haven’t reviewed and adapted your food labels until now, you might run into trouble very soon. Although in fact it is too late, you should contact us asking for a conformity check, if you are...

qs
After the latest revision of the Guideline “Residue monitoring” in fruit, vegetables and potatoes by the German QS Organisation the laboratories will have to fulfil stricter requirements than...

Norovirus
We have successfully established and validated qRT-PCR test for virus detection in fruit and vegetables in our AGROLAB laboratory Dr.Blasy- Dr.Busse. The test can be ordered through all food...

cow
AGROLAB LUFA has been carrying out the Hohenheim gas test at its own laboratory for some time. The parameter can be analysed in co-operation with the Christian Albrecht University in Kiel, which...

Vanilla
AGROLAB presents a new, cost-efficient analytical test procedure to determine the source and origin Vanillin in raw materials and final products, which is offered through our partner lab-IMPRINT...

Olive oil
Yes it happened again! Acc. to an actual test report by the German Consumer protection association  “Stiftung Warentest” on olive oils showed an alerting presence of MOSH/MOAH  even in oils from...

Groundnuts
With the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/24, the Commission reinforced the conditions for the import of the following products:   Groundnuts from Brazil (food and animal feed) Capsicum annuum...

Mineral oil
Contamination of vegetable oils/fats with mineral oil can have several causes, e.g. previous cargo of the ship’s tank or tank truck if not well cleaned, spillage of lubricating oil during transport...

Only a handful laboratories are allowed to analyse under the VERNOF conditions.   Dr. A. Verwey, Rotterdam, member of AGROLAB GROUP, has acquired the Vernof recognition since October 2015. Only...

Analytic
In October 2015 Dr. A. Verwey B.V., Rotterdam, member of AGROLAB GROUP, has again extended its scope of accredited analyses and product groups to match changing customer and market demands. In...

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