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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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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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Systems and procedure packs

How to pack medical packages Both the MDD 92/43/EEC and the MDR 2017/745 allow packages of different products that are combined in a meaningful context for a specific intended use to be placed on the market. According to the MDD, these must be CE-marked products. The MDR also allows non-CE marked devices if their presence
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Tentamus Group welcomes its first laboratory in Portugal!

Globalab, a laboratory specialized in microbiological analysis for the Environmental and Food industry, becomes the first Tentamus laboratory in Portugal. Based in Marinha Grande (Portugal), Globalab offers a wide range of microbiological analytical services focused on the agri-food and environmental sector. Globalab opened its doors in 2004 and has since become a reference laboratory in the
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Tentamus - Partnership with Horn & Company

Tentamus Group and Horn & Company enter into partnership

Combined expertise for retail & life science industry   The Tentamus Group, a global network of highly specialized laboratories in the life science sector, is pleased to announce the conclusion of a long-term cooperation with the top management consultancy Horn & Company. Both companies are already independently recognized as “hidden champions” in their respective industries. 
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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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SMS Expansion – Cosmetics Testing Services

Southern Microbiological Services (SMS Ltd.) has been offering UKAS accredited microbiological testing services to the food and drinks industries since it was established in 1987. Our laboratory is also RSA approved. Located near Wellington, Somerset, in the UK, SMS Labs is excited to be able to extend our offering to include cosmetic testing.   Sally
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