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L.A.B. expands its area of influence to Morocco

L.A.B. expands its area of influence to Morocco

Last week, we organized a technical seminar entitled: «EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY REQUIREMENTS» at the headquarters of our partner in Morocco, Qualiup, with the participation of Kenza ALOUANE Technical Director of Qualiup laboratories, Youness AALIOUA CEO of Qualiup laboratories, Prof. Dr. Ahmed ZOUAOUI technical expert of the qualiup group, Juan Ramirez CEO of L.A.B. and Fayna
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L.A.B. achieves a major extension of its ENAC scope

L.A.B. achieves a major extension of its ENAC scope

L.A.B. | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico achieves an important extension of its ENAC technical scope in different analytical methods. L.A.B. continues its commitment to quality and the continuous improvement of all its analytical services and, as a result, has recently obtained ENAC certification in new analytical methods developed by the different areas of the laboratory. In
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EU bans Indoxacarb, used as pesticide

New EU regulations affect the approval of Active Substances by Member States. On November 26, Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2081 was published, adopting the decision to NON renewal of approval of active substance Indoxacarb. In addition, it calls for the adoption of the corresponding transitional measures, whereby Member States withdraw the authorizations of plant protection products
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EU bans Phosmet, active ingredient used as insecticide

On January 24th, Regulation 94/2022 was published, whereby a decision was taken concerning the NON-RENEWAL of the approval of the active substance Phosmet. In addition, it calls for the adoption of the corresponding transitional measures, whereby Member States withdraw the authorizations of plant protection products containing the active substance Fosmet by 1 May 2022 at
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L.A.B. includes UK MRLs in its results reports

L.A.B. includes UK MRLs in its results reports

As of February 15, L.A.B. | Bioclinical Analytical Laboratory includes UK Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) in all its result reports, for its analytical services focused on the detection of pesticide residues in food and feed.   On 31 December 2020 Britain left the EU legal framework for pesticide residues in food and feed of plant
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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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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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