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What is dicamba and how can it be tested?

  Due to recent developments dicamba has making headlines as to whether or not it is safe for use for farmers across the US. According to Agriculture.com, on June 3, 2020, the 9th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals removed the registration for the following  dicamba-containing herbicides. Xtendimax (EPA Reg. No. 524-617) Engenia (EPA Reg. No.
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Dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in eggs

Dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) are chemical compounds that are ingested by humans primarily through animal foodstuffs. These substances accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and can thus cause long-term health damage.   For this reason, maximum levels for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs have been in force since 2006. According to Regulation (EC)
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Approval for COVID-19 Human Test – Tentamus Japan Laboratories

In these difficult days we are delighted to announce great news from Tentamus Japan. The laboratories are now approved for COVID-19 testing in humans. Tentamus Japan is already certified for testing of COVID-19 from surfaces, but now the laboratory is also approved for the more critical and essential test for COVID-19 in humans. The Tentamus
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Can fish products contain harmful pollutants?

Fish sticks taste great to young and old and are one of the most popular foods in Germany. But can the popular fish sticks also contain harmful substances?   Increased fat pollutants detected in fish products   In a test, elevated levels of the fat contaminant 3-MCPD were found in 5 of 12 samples. 3-monochloropropanediol
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New test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in air

The WHO (World Health Organization) updates, in a document dated 09.07.2020, the latest findings on the infectious routes with SARS-CoV-2. Through its coordinator of the infection prevention unit, Benedetta Allegranzi, recognizes the evidence that the coronavirus remains in the air. These infectious agents are transmitted in particular through airborne droplets and aerosols. At the beginning
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Oat drinks or oat milk?

Vegan plant drinks are trendy and not only for lactose intolerant people. To ensure that the start of the day with oat drinks is tasty and safe, bilacon analyses your products.   Which harmful substances may be contained?   Oat drinks can contain residues of heavy metals and pesticides The mycotoxins aflatoxins, huminosins, ochratoxin A,
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NEW „TentaSpeed L. mono“: Testing for Listeria spp. and Listeria monocytogenes in food in 6h!

With the new rapid method “TentaSpeed L. mono”, developed at the BAV INSTITUTE, low bacterial counts of Listeria spp. and/ or L. monocytogenes can be detected in food within only 6h. The process has been successfully tested for various food groups, such as meat and fish products, dairy products and cheese, salads, delicacies and convenience products. The detection limit is <
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Algae leaves with harmful substances & too high iodine content

The Asian cuisine can hardly be without algae leaves. Here, they are often used for sushi variations or as a spicy ingredient in soups and salads. The most frequently used varieties are Nori and Wakame. But algae absorb pollutants from the environment and accumulate them. The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
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Apple sauce or apple puree?

Apple puree enriches our lives in combination with potato pancakes, milk rice, yoghurt or simply pure to spoon.   But what is the difference between apple puree and applesauce?   Apple sauce contains no added sugar, it only contains the fruit sugar from the used apples. On the other hand, according to the guidelines for
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Tentamus laboratories offer air testing for SARS-CoV-2

WHO informs about the transmission routes of COVID-19 infections   In a current document dated 09.07.2020, the WHO (World Health Organization) updates the latest findings on infectious routes with SARS-CoV-2. These infectious agents are transmitted in particular via droplets and aerosols in the air. For this reason, several Tentamus laboratories offer tests to detect SARS-CoV-2
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Tentamus Watcher: Detecting & Monitoring Coronavirus in Wastewater

At Tentamus Group, we are happy to announce the launch of a new web tool capable of combining the results of the analysis of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in wastewater together with indicators of health evolution: TENTAMUS WATCHER. The software generates graphics and visual information about the evolution of the coronavirus in cities and municipalities. It
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