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New maximum allowable levels for Lead and Cadmium in foodstuffs

We inform our customers about the upcoming amendments to EU Regulation 1881/2006 amending the maximum levels for Lead and Cadmium in foodstuffs. The Commission has recently published two amendments to Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006, introducing new maximum values for lead and cadmium in food. These Regulations are, respectively: COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2021/1317 of 9 August
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L.A.B. tunes an analysis method for ethylene oxide in foodstuff

L.A.B. | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico, fulfilling its commitment to its clients to improve analytical services, and as a result of the alerts and recalls of food products due to the presence of ethylene oxide, has developed and validated the method for its analysis.   Ethylene oxide is widely used to sterilize materials and instruments used
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L.A.B. introduces in its multi-residue analysis the active ingredient Karanjin

L.A.B. | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico, fulfilling its commitment to its clients to improve its analytical services and in response to the recent requirement of the main supermarket chains and intermediaries, has introduced the active ingredient Karanjin in its multi-residue analysis.   Karanjin is a type of flavonoid obtained from the seeds of the karanja tree
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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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More time to be ready for IVDR?

About 90 % of all in vitro diagnostic (IVD) manufacturer cannot benefit from transition period laid down in Article 110 of Regulation (EU) 2017/746 (IVDR) and must be ready for IVDR in May 2022. The new Regulation will replace the current Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro diagnostic medical devices from 26 May 2022. The main
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VELTIA Labs for Life Cyprus has updated its Scope of Accreditation!

“Your life’s quality, our top priority” – VELTIA Cyprus is committed to VELTIA LABS FOR LIFE’s motto and has set a clear target for 2021. The goal was to upgrade its nutritional lab and provide its clients the services of one “stop-care lab”. “After a successful 4-day-audit conducted by CYS-CYSAB (Cyprus Accreditation Body) we are
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Foundation of Tentamus Pharma & Med Deutschland GmbH

Formation of a new company out of BLS-Analytik GmbH, TentaMedix GmbH and DSIpharm Oldenburg The Tentamus Group pleased to inform you that BLS Analytik GmbH, TentaMedix GmbH and DSIpharm Oldenburg have merged as one company with immediate effect as Tentamus Pharma & Med Deutschland GmbH. The company’s headquarters are located in Bad Kissingen, Columbiastraße 14
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Laboratorio Control extends its ENAC scope in Feed, Food and Food Additives

Committed to the continuous improvement of its analytical services, Laboratorio Control extends its ENAC (National Accreditation Body) accreditation in the Food and Animal Nutrition sectors.   The Molecular Biology Department of the laboratory has successfully passed the ENAC audit which focused on the evaluation of the analytical method for the detection of Salmonella spp. and
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Laboratorio Tello at EXPOLIVA 2021

Once again, the team of Laboratorio Tello did not miss one of the main events of the olive oil sector at international level: EXPOLIVA 2021, International Fair of Olive Oil and Related Industries, which ended 25th of September at the Provincial Exhibition and Conference Centre (IFEJA) in Jaén. Despite the exceptional situation due to the
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BAV Institute extends its scope of accreditation

The BAV Institute from Offenburg is pleased to announce that the recently conducted eight-day audit within the scope of accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 was passed successfully again. A special highlight is that also the culture media production and testing according to DIN EN ISO 11133 has been successfully assessed and will be
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Analytical Food Laboratories offers first ever PCR Cyclospora testing platform

Grand Prairie, Texas: Analytical Food Laboratories motto is keeping people safe since 1992 using integrated solutions, technical expertise, local approach, global results, and quick response times. AFL is a true one-stop full-service lab that provides tailored interpretation and consultative approach to deliver measurable results. All departments are housed in one location, and all services are
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Ethylene oxide is detected in more and more food products!

In the recent past, numerous products containing sesame seeds, locust bean gum, xanthan gum and thickeners were recalled from the market because the maximum residue levels for ethylene oxide were exceeded. In the EU, food business operators are responsible for having their products tested for residues as part of their own inspections. According to Regulation
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Drug-Device-Combinations acc. to article 117 MDR

With the entry into force of the Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/745 (MDR) at the end of May 2021, there have not only been many new and mostly more complex requirements for manufacturers of medical devices. Article 117 MDR also amends Annex I of the Medicinal Products Directive 2001/83/EC on so-called drug-device combinations to the
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