Sesame Seeds
Dr. A. Verwey has developed a highly sensitive assay to detect and quantify ethylene oxide/2-chloro-ethanol traces in seeds and nuts. Dr. A. Verwey has developed a highly sensitive assay to...

wallaby, kangoroo
Our PCR team at AGROLAB LUFA in Kiel has developed a new animal species detection. We can now also detect kangaroo (family: Macropodidae). Our PCR team at AGROLAB LUFA in Kiel has developed a new...

minced meat, onion
AGROLAB LUFA GmbH has changed its microbiological methods for the detection and quantification of Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria spp in food to the RAPID`L.mono® technology. AGROLAB LUFA...

RASFF
Here you find a retrospective monthly summary of relevant notifications about MRLs exceeded reported in the European Rapid Alert System (RASFF) supplemented with remarkable results found in our own...

Analytics
Here we present a retrospective monthly summary of remarkable results from the residue analysis in fruit & vegetable performed in our own laboratories.   Here we present a retrospective...

Paragraf
Authorisations for the following chemical active substances have been extended in Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1511 of 16 October 2020: Authorisations for the following chemical...

Paragraf
The authorisation for the use of the active substance thiophanate-methyl has expired and, as a rule, the maximum residue limits are also subsequently reduced to the limit of determination. The...

fruit basket
Up-to-date information on changes to MRLs will be compiled here following their publication. However, we do not announce any EU projects of this kind. Up-to-date information on changes to MRLs...

minced meat, tartar
In the current report of the BVL (Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety) and the RKI (Robert Koch Institute) on food-borne outbreaks in Germany in 2019, bacterial infections are...

report
The European Commission has published the Annual Report for 2019 on the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). The European Commission has published the Annual Report for 2019 on...

Food supplements, Corona
One manufacturer thought he had found a new marketing trick and advertised food supplements with the promise that they would provide protection against infection with the coronavirus. One...

Radar
Get curious with informative food industry headlines from all over Europe - in many languages...This month our short notes are about new EU-Organic law, MRL acrylamide in infant formulae, Human...

Real truffles are among the most sought-after edible mushrooms and can achieve top prices of up to 10,000 €/kg with good quality. It is an ideal candidate for adulteration, which is why it was...

Ostrich
Our PCR team at AGROLAB LUFA in Kiel has developed two new animal species detections. We can now also detect more exotic poultry: Ostrich (Struthio camelus) and pheasant (Phasianus...

RASFF
Here you find a retrospective monthly summary of relevant notifications about MRLs exceeded reported in the European Rapid Alert System (RASFF) supplemented with remarkable results found in our own...

Paragraf
The approval for the use of the active substance in Bromoxynil expires. The approval for Ethametsulfuron-methyl was denied. As a rule, the maximum residue limits are also subsequently reduced to the...

Rye, grain
In some regions in Germany, increased contents of the ergot fungus Claviceps purpurea could be detected in the grain of the 2020 harvest. In some regions in Germany, increased contents of the...

MOAH, mineral oil
“MOAH should not be present in infant formula and follow-on formula” is the conclusion of the EFSA Standing Committee in their latest risk assessment in February 2020. “MOAH should not be present...

GMO, STOP
From the beginning of 2021, international traders will have to prove that certain agricultural commodities are GMO-free before importing them. This has just been decreed by the Indian Food Safety...

oil on a spoon
2-MCPD-, 3-MCPD- and glycidyl esters are formed during refinement of vegetable fats and oils. The esters are undesired contaminants as they bear a life-time health risk. Therefore an exposure in...

Milk churn
France-based dairy group Lactalis revealed an agreement to acquire a major part of Kraft Heinz’s cheese business in USA, Canada and for some products world-wide. France-based dairy group Lactalis...

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