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Fake honey and what you can do about it

Honey adulteration is a major issue and the fight against fake honey will be a long and arduous one, but let’s start at the beginning.   How is commercial honey produced? Honey bees and a few other related insects are responsible for making the sweet, viscous food substance that is mostly produced by secretions, regurgitation,
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New developments in HACCP by the EC

The European Commission has issued a new communiqué which aims to lay the foundations and provide tools to instil a Food Safety Culture in the EEA, which goes beyond the simple implementation of a HACCP-based system. With the entry into force of COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2021/382 of 3/03/21 amending the Annexes to Regulation (EC) No
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New version of efficiency standard UNE EN 13624

On 27 July 2022, the new version of the efficiency standard UNE EN 13624 was published. This standard cancels and replaces Standard EN 13624:2013. Chemical antiseptics and disinfectants. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or levuricidal activity in medicine. Test method and requirements (phase2, step1)   The standard applies to products used in
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New RD on Legionella published

Laboratorio Control informs of the publication of the new Royal Decree which aims to prevent and control legionellosis by establishing new health measures to be applied in facilities susceptible to the proliferation and dissemination of Legionella. As reflected in the new Royal Decree 487/2022, published on 21 June, the main responsibility for compliance with the
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Cosmetic Products Should be tested for Bacteria, But if Not…

Most cosmetic and personal care manufacturers and brands want to keep their customers safe when using their products. A big part of that safety is the testing that’s run on each formula and batch of what they produce. It’s common to run standard Aerobic Plate Count (USP 61), Yeast and Mold (USP 61), and Pathogen
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Flavonoids in cocoa

Everyone likes chocolate, but it doesn’t necessarily contribute to health, or does it? Cocoa contains a high proportion of flavanols, a subgroup of naturally occurring polyphenols. Polyphenols are also found in other foods such as tea, wine or fruits. They are attributed positive effects on human health due to their prominent antioxidant properties. In September
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Chlorate testing discount offer

Chlorate Testing Discount: 10% off through Summer 2022 Due to the increasing regulations and demand for traceability of Chlorate, Columbia Laboratories is offering a 10% discount to Agriculture Industries and Hops Growers for Summer 2022. New regulations for residues of perchlorate and chlorate in food stuff have been published and will enter into force as
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New efficacy test for veterinary disinfectants

Laboratorio Control, a reference partner of numerous companies for the analysis of biocidal products, implements a new efficacy test for disinfectants used on the skin in the veterinary industry.   > NEW PHASE 2,2 SKIN TEST FOR VETERINARY INDUSTRY (PT3). PR standard NF EN 17422:2019. The launch of this new quantitative surface efficacy test focuses
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In which foods are furan and its methyl analogs present?

In a recent recommendation, the European Commission calls for the determination of furan and methylfurans. These are process contaminants that form in food during thermal treatment. Consumers ingest furan particularly through coffee and cereal-based foods, but young children are also exposed to furan through jarred or canned ready-to-eat foods. According to the European Food Safety
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Laboratorio Control expands ENAC scope in food and animal feed

Laboratorio Control continues with its work plan focused on offering a wide range of analytical services under ENAC accreditation.   On this occasion, Laboratorio Control expands the ENAC scope in food and feed with the accreditation of mould and yeast count by culture according to ISO 21527-1 and 21527-2. Moulds and yeasts are one of
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