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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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frozen peas residues

Frozen peas: Free from pesticides and lead

Frozen peas make our lives easier because they are healthy and very quick to prepare. Whether in a soup, as a side dish or in a casserole – nothing can go wrong with frozen peas. But in addition to the simple preparation and quick availability, the taste and especially the harmlessness in terms of contaminants
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VelaLabs supports biosimilar development with proliferation assay

Bevacizumab and its biosimilars – treating cancer

FACES OF CANCER Over 100 types of cancer – a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with potential of invading and spreading into other parts of the body – affect about 100 million people worldwide, with over 8 million deaths anually. The risk of cancer increases with age and is more likely in developed
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Legionella Testing in Water

Protect your community and business against Legionaires’ disease outbreaks by monitoring water regularly for Legionella. Columbia Laboratories now offers TNI accredited Legionella testing in water. Columbia Laboratories offers a suite of water and environmental testing, and Legionella testing is key to continuing to protect communities. Should I test for Legionella? Any water system, with the
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Columbia Laboratories is CDPHE Certified!

After nearly a year of rigorous validations, on site audits and method review, Columbia Laboratories joined the short list of qualified testing laboratories. “Our Colorado clients have been very patient as we ensured proficiency and compliance while completing this accreditation process,” said Kelly O’Connor, sales director for Columbia Labs. “We made sure we have all
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One in four pre-cut fruit salads has defects

Food business operators are responsible for the safety of their products. This includes complying with hygiene requirements during food production, processing, storage and distribution. The company has to ensure that the facilities and materials are clean, the fruit is washed before cutting, the cooling temperature is maintained and the employees are trained regularly. If these
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The New FCC Honey Identity Standard

Some experts claim that honey is the third most adulterated food in the world. As the conversation around honey authenticity becomes more prevalent, as well as legal action against those who allegedly participate in counterfeit operations, a standardized guide for honey is becoming increasingly important.   As of December 1, 2021, the new Honey Identity Standard
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Cannabis Shelf/ Stability Studies

  Ensure shelf stability and longevity of your products with a shelf-life study at Columbia Labs! Shelf-life studies have been a staple of food safety in America for decades and are rising as a regulatory requirement across several emerging industries, especially cannabis and hemp-infused products needing to qualify for import, export and consumption. Columbia has
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Kratom Alkaloid Profile Expanded, Validated safety testing

Columbia Laboratories offers reliable, comprehensive contaminant and quality Kratom testing with an 8-business day turnaround time. Kratom Potency Testing Kratom quality, or “potency,” is measured by quantitation of distinct alkaloids. Kratom “potency” testing can be performed on a variety of matrices, from leaf material and extracts to tinctures and gummies. As of 2021, Columbia Labs
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Beta Glucans Testing is now available

Columbia Laboratories now offers quantitative testing for yeast and mushrooms! As the premier consumer safety laboratory in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years, Columbia Labs brings rock solid scientific fundamentals to the functional mushroom industry. “We are excited to offer this for our diverse clients who are pushing market doors open with innovative
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