Real truffles are among the most sought-after edible mushrooms and can achieve top prices of up to 10,000 €/kg with good quality. It is an ideal candidate for adulteration, which is why it was...

Ostrich
Our PCR team at AGROLAB LUFA in Kiel has developed two new animal species detections. We can now also detect more exotic poultry: Ostrich (Struthio camelus) and pheasant (Phasianus...

RASFF
Here you find a retrospective monthly summary of relevant notifications about MRLs exceeded reported in the European Rapid Alert System (RASFF) supplemented with remarkable results found in our own...

Analytics
Here we present a retrospective monthly summary of remarkable results from the residue analysis in fruit & vegetable performed in our own laboratories.   Here we present a retrospective...

Paragraf
The approval for the use of the active substance in Bromoxynil expires. The approval for Ethametsulfuron-methyl was denied. As a rule, the maximum residue limits are also subsequently reduced to the...

Rye, grain
In some regions in Germany, increased contents of the ergot fungus Claviceps purpurea could be detected in the grain of the 2020 harvest. In some regions in Germany, increased contents of the...

MOAH, mineral oil
“MOAH should not be present in infant formula and follow-on formula” is the conclusion of the EFSA Standing Committee in their latest risk assessment in February 2020. “MOAH should not be present...

GMO, STOP
From the beginning of 2021, international traders will have to prove that certain agricultural commodities are GMO-free before importing them. This has just been decreed by the Indian Food Safety...

alarm
In this section we repeated alert notices from the RASFF system of the European commission issued in the previous month, which we thought to be noteworthy and of interest to our clients. In this...

oil on a spoon
2-MCPD-, 3-MCPD- and glycidyl esters are formed during refinement of vegetable fats and oils. The esters are undesired contaminants as they bear a life-time health risk. Therefore an exposure in...

Milk churn
France-based dairy group Lactalis revealed an agreement to acquire a major part of Kraft Heinz’s cheese business in USA, Canada and for some products world-wide. France-based dairy group Lactalis...

Uncle bens
The brand „Uncle Ben’s“ for MARS rice products does no longer fit to their corporate identity and values. The brand „Uncle Ben’s“ for MARS rice products does no longer fit to their corporate...

Radar
Get curious with informative food industry headlines from all over Europe - in many languages...In this article we provide brief information on current topics: PAHs, DIN 10516 Lebensmitteshygiene,...

RASFF
Here you find a retrospective monthly summary of relevant notifications about MRLs exceeded reported in the European Rapid Alert System (RASFF) supplemented with remarkable results found in our own...

Analytics
Here we present a retrospective monthly summary of remarkable results from the residue analysis in fruit & vegetable performed in our own laboratories.   Here we present a retrospective...

Paragraf
The approval for the use of the active substance in nematicides expires. As a rule, the maximum residue limits are also subsequently reduced to the limit of determination. The approval for the...

Bread with olives Salmon horseradish
Foods rich in tryptophan act as natural antidepressants, producing an increase in serotonin, a neurotransmitter that acts at the brain level, increasing the feeling of happiness, well-being and...

Nutri score
The Nutri-Score labelling will probably be introduced in Germany in November. The Nutri-Score labelling will probably be introduced in Germany in November.   On 19th of August, the Federal...

radioactivity
With EU Regulation 2020/1158 of 05.08.2020, the EU Commission published new import conditions for food and animal feed originating in third countries on 06.08.2020. With EU Regulation 2020/1158...

alarm
In this section we repeated alert notices from the RASFF system of the European commission issued in the previous month, which we thought to be noteworthy and of interest to our clients. In this...

Radar
Get curious with informative food industry headlines from all over Europe - in many languages...In this article we provide brief information on current topics: optimization of official food control...

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