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New test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in air

Madrid, Spain. Today, Laboratorio Contol provides a new analysis (PCR) to detect SARS-CoV-2 in air samples to all its customers. This service is a powerful tool for the early detection of possible outbreaks of COVID-19 in the population. The laboratory started its research when the WHO (World Health Organization) updated the latest findings on infectious
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Are disinfectant products really effective and what should be considered?

When speaking of the efficacy of a biocide (disinfectant) product, three variables have a fundamental influence: Degree of surface contamination. The biocide will always be more effective whether the surface of application is already clean, since organic matter interferes with its active ingredients, reducing its disinfectant power. That is why it is important to know
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Possible faults in vegan minced meat

Worldwide, more and more people live vegan, i.e. they avoid all animal products for various reasons. Therefore, the market for vegan meat alternatives such as vegan minced meat is booming, so that a bolognese or a chili can also be prepared vegan.   Mineral oil components do not taste vegan as well   In a
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How to Collect Samples for Pesticide Residue Testing

Now, before you even get to collecting itself, you will need to prepare adequately for it. Here are some of the things that you should consider. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Since there is a very high chance of personal contamination, you will need to protect yourself by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, including masks, gloves, and
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New Pollen analysis – Judgement according to variable literature

The judgement of unifloral honey by pollen analysis is done in accordance with the requirements of EC honey directive (2001/110/EC) according to which unifloral honeys must have certain microscopic, physical-chemical and organoleptic characteristics. In Germany many unifloral honeys are regulated in the German Guideline for honey in more detail. Beside the minimum pollen content, the
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L.A.B. achieves ENAC accreditation in juices, nuts, and oilseeds

L.A.B. | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico continues its commitment to quality and continuous improvement of all analytical services provided. In consequence, L.A.B. has extended the accreditation for multi-residue analysis methods for pesticides in juices, nuts, and oilseeds (Exp. No. 493/LE1019) with a flexible scope in matrices and pesticides. This scope complements in an excellent way the
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Increasing controls in the online food trade

The demand for food in the online trade increases annually and since Corona even by a multiple. From June 2021, monitoring in online trading is also to be strengthened with the reform of the German Food and Feed Code (LFGB).   More obligations for online platforms   Platforms which sell food from different suppliers online
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Novel Food: CBD Products

Foods containing hemp have experienced a renaissance in recent years. While products from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa L. such as hemp seeds or edible oil derived from it have been used as food for a long time, a consumption of cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids in appreciable amounts before 15.05.1997 could not be proven
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Analyst supports Israeli Startups

Analyst Launches Q&C Plan to Support Young Israeli Start-Ups

Under the Quick & Clean (Q&C) Plan, Analyst Research Laboratories enables early-stage Israeli life-science companies to gain access to state of the art equipment and staff. Thus, even feasibility studies can be performed on qualified and highly reliable equipment with highly-trained staff, enabling companies to make more reliable Go/No Go decisions.   Frequently, young start-up companies
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Breakfast buns with mold toxins and inadequate sensory

The breakfast table is prepared and, of course, for many people fresh buns are essential. If you don’t want to go to the bakery in the morning, you can bake up buns in the oven and enjoy fresh, warm buns. Buns to bake are available frozen or unrefrigerated in a protective gas atmosphere. But in
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Be happy, eat spaghetti

Spaghetti are a classic pasta from Italy and can be found in every pantry. Spaghetti is defined as pasta made of hard wheat semolina, which has a round diameter and is about 25 cm long. They are a delicious dish, whether as bolognese, carbonara or with pesto. But the pesticide glyphosate and mold toxins reduce
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NEW: BAV Institute tests the marketability of cosmetic products

Before a cosmetic product is placed on the market or on the shelves, a so-called marketability test is often carried out and a corresponding marketability certificate is issued. All cosmetic products placed on the market in Germany and the EU must meet the strict requirements of Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 (EU Cosmetics Regulation). They must be
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