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Detection of eggs as an allergen

In the EU, 14 substances are defined that can cause allergies or intolerances when consumed. These substances are listed in Annex II of Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 and includes, among others, chicken eggs. Substances that may cause allergies or intolerances must be highlighted in the list of ingredients according to Article 21 of the Food
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A new laboratory is joining the Tentamus Group in Italy!

The Tentamus Group is proud to welcome C.A.I.M. Analysis Laboratory to its international network of laboratories and service providers.   Based in Follonica (Province of Grosseto, Italy), C.A.I.M. Laboratory offers chemical and microbiological analysis and consultation services, providing valuable support to companies operating in the agri-food, oenological and environmental sector.   C.A.I.M. is among the
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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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EPA Revocation of Chlorpyrifos Tolerances

In April 2021 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the EPA must ban all uses of chlorpyrifos relating to food stuffs, allowing them to retain tolerances for only those uses that could be proven safe for children. In August of 2021 the EPA announced that due to the determination that “the current aggregate
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Selling food supplements – what do you have to pay attention to?

In order for you to safely market your dietary supplements, they must be analytically verified. This is how you ensure that your products are marketable – i.e. free of contaminants and residues, correctly labeled and that they contain the claimed contents of vitamins, for example. The Food Supplements Ordinance regulates the specifications for the labeling
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Use of Antibiotics on Citrus Crops from July 2021

In May 2017 the EPA issued a time-limited emergency exemption to allow the use of streptomycin and oxytetracycline in Florida citrus crops to battle citrus greening. As of 2021 the allowance of use of these antibiotics on citrus has been expanded to include Californian crops as well. This change was spurred by a major reduction
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Tentamus North America adds analysis for Aflatoxins

Tentamus North America continues to grow   Fredericksburg, Virginia – The team at Tentamus North America has been busy adding new testing methods to support your business. To aid companies in the food sector the laboratory has added HPLC analysis methods for Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2, and ELISA analysis for Aflatoxin M1.   Aflatoxins,
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