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Benzene in Cosmetics – Where Is It Coming From?

The summer of 2021 has been clouded by negative press about Benzene residues in cosmetic products which have then been followed by product recalls.   What is Benzene? According to the American Cancer Society, although Benzene is among the 20 most widely used chemicals in the United States, benzene is known to cause cancer and the
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Analytical Methods to Demonstrate Positive (Healthy/Antioxidant) Properties of Botanical Products

Introduction Natural antioxidants, in botanical products (like fruits and vegetables), have gained increasing interest because epidemiological studies have indicated that frequent consumption of natural antioxidants is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer[1]. The defensive effects of natural antioxidants are related to three major groups: vitamins, (poly)phenols, and carotenoids. Vitamins like ascorbic
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Chlorpyrifos Dangers

The Dangers of Chlorpyrifos

Chlorpyrifos is an insecticide used to control pests, like termites, mosquitoes, and roundworms. Its scientific name is an organophosphate. So, How People Are Exposed? It has been determined that If you live or work near an agricultural area, chlorpyrifos particles can drift from nearby fields into your location by just a mere breeze.  Dangers of
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Potential dangers of Nitrosamines in Rifampin and Rifapentine

Rifampin and Rifapentine are antibiotics used to treat and prevent tuberculosis or meningococcal disease. The FDA became aware and subsequently released guidance on August 26, 2020, about the potential of nitrosamine impurities in certain samples of Rifampin and Rifapentine. The nitrosamines in question are 1-methyl-4-nitrosopiperazine (MNP) for Rifampin and 1-cyclopentyl-4-nitrosopiperazine (CPNP) for Rifapentine. Both MNP and
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Adamson Analytical Press Release 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Adamson Analytical Expands Wine, Pesticides, and Cosmetic Testing Capabilities Peter VanCouvering Adamson Analytical Laboratories 220 Crouse Dr. Corona, CA 92879 Email: peter.vancouvering@tentamus.com   Corona, CA – March 8, 2021 – Adamson Analytical has been diligently at work to meet client needs in an unpredictable and ever-changing environment. This past year was especially
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How to Collect Samples for Pesticide Residue Testing

Now, before you even get to collecting itself, you will need to prepare adequately for it. Here are some of the things that you should consider. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Since there is a very high chance of personal contamination, you will need to protect yourself by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, including masks, gloves, and
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Pesticides In California – Which Fruits and Vegetables have the most?

According to the 2018 California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) survey, 95 percent of all the 3666 produce samples collected had no detectable pesticide residues or were below levels allowed by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. The produce was only tested for about 400 pesticides. A small percentage of Beet Tops, Bok Choy, and Kale had illegal
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What is Pesticide Drift?

Consumers are constantly looking for healthier food options and are a lot more conscious about what they put in their bodies. Products labeled as “Organic” “Non-GMO” or “Pesticide-Free” are becoming the first choice when compared to products without them. The use of pesticides has become somewhat of a controversial topic with advocates on both sides
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Soil Sampling and Testing for Lead Contamination

The real estate market is booming as many purchases and renovations are taking place. If you are planning to upgrade the look of your older building or dwelling, you may want to consider implementing a soil sampling and testing program as a part of your renovation budget. According to the EPA, if your home was
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Aflatoxin in Dog Food. Being Proactive is Best

In recent news with the major recalls of many pet food brands due to concerns of potentially elevated levels of aflatoxin, it is important that pet food manufacturers stay ahead of the curve and implement a robust aflatoxin testing program. According to the FDA, no illnesses have been reported yet but aflatoxin is a major
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Preservation Challenge Tests Cosmetics Tentamus

Preservation Challenge Tests for Cosmetics according to ISO 11930

How can we ensure that a cosmetic product remains stable against microbiological influences?   Preservation challenge tests represent a fundamental building block for evaluating the microbiological safety of cosmetic products. The test is intended to confirm that the cosmetic product prevents germ multiplication when used as intended and is therefore microbiologically stable. The ISO 11930
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Fragrances Cosmetics Tentamus

New Regulations for Fragrances in Cosmetics

The field of analysis and declaration of allergenic fragrances in cosmetics is currently in a state of flux. In general, certain fragrances a certain amount in cosmetics have to be declared above (according to Annex III of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009: 10ppm for leave-on products, 100ppm for rinse-off products), the use of individual fragrances is even
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New Method: Analysis of amino acids in feed and food via LC-LRMS/MS

For a healthy diet and the functionality of biological processes, humans and animals need amino acids. Laboratories often face the problem of challenging analysis when determining the correct content of amino acids in food and feed. Amino acids (AA) are organic molecules that contain both a carboxylic -COOH and an amino -NH2 functional group. In
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Our Pet Food Passion!

Here at Tentamus, we see pets as companions, friends. Just like our human families we want to make sure our animal family is on a natural, healthy diet. Though many people may not realize it, pet food has many similar aspects to human food. Pet food should have a guaranteed analysis of protein, fiber, fat,
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Analysis of ethylene oxide in Rotterdam

The number of recalls for products in which ethylene oxide residues and 2-chloroethanol are detected is increasing every day. In 2020, residues were found in sesame and sesame products, and now ethylene oxide is being detected in locust bean gum, xanthan gum and thickeners. Ethylene oxide is a gaseous disinfectant used to kill fungi and
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Lambda Científica: New member of the Tentamus Group

Lambda Científica, a leading analytical laboratory in the pharmaceutical sector in Mexico with a history of more than 48 years in the industry, enters into a significant alliance with Tentamus Group. Lambda is an independently owned laboratory providing microbiological and chemical analyses for the pharmaceutical industry, in particular supporting their customers in drug analysis, analysis
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Investigational New Drug Approval of Potential COVID-19 Medication by FDA

Highland Park, NJ — Global Coronaviruses (Covid-19) deadly infection has urged the world’s pharmaceutical scientists and global health professionals to accelerate the Covid-19 treatment and vaccine development. EuTech Scientific Services, Inc.’s (EuTech) experienced team has worked hand-in-hand with IHP Therapeutics (IHP) to perform a complete characterization of their biological drug IHP-009 to ensure that it meets FDA regulations.
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EU: New maximum levels for lead and cadmium in food

The European Union has defined new mandatory maximum levels for lead and cadmium in food. Both heavy metals pose a health risk for humans and have therefore been re-evaluated as part of the “Europe against Cancer” program. Regulation (EC) 2021/1317 regulates the maximum levels for lead in various foods and is valid since Aug. 30,
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Mineral oil components in peanuts

Peanuts do not belong botanically to the group of nuts as you might suspect – but they are definitely tasty! And they are also healthy, because they provide magnesium and protein. However, in a recent test, mineral oil components were found in three samples. Specifically, MOSH was detected, which can accumulate in organs, especially in
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