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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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Fake honey and what you can do about it

Honey adulteration is a major issue and the fight against fake honey will be a long and arduous one, but let’s start at the beginning.   How is commercial honey produced? Honey bees and a few other related insects are responsible for making the sweet, viscous food substance that is mostly produced by secretions, regurgitation,
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Wildfires and Smoke Taint Impact on Grapes and Wine

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, wildfires have also been a catastrophic force in Northern and Southern California burning almost 4 million acres to date. Wildfires are adverse ecological disturbances, with the global geographic distribution being heavily dependent upon three major factors- frequency of ignitions, availability of vegetative resources, as well as
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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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4 Food Labelling Challenges Since Brexit

Since Brexit, the UK is now considered a third country. This means that companies exporting from UK to the European Union will have to face different compliance challenges from now on.   Here are 4 challenges to consider:   1. Address on the Label   When exporting to countries within the European Union, it is
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Vegetable baby food tested

The first complementary food is given to babies after about four to seven months, because from this point on milk is no longer sufficient for an optimal nutrition. With vegetable baby food babies get important fiber, vitamins and minerals to help them grow big and strong.   Furan is not part of a healthy diet
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New progress on the stability indexes for EVOOs

Jaén, Spain  Laboratorio Tello together with L.A.B. (both part of Tentamus Group) and the University of Granada, continue to advance in the development of stability indices on extra virgin olive oils and other vegetable oils.   Since 2018, Laboratorio Tello and L.A.B. are working on the public research project CASEITE of the call “RETOS Colaboración 2017″ next to the Analytical Chemistry Research Group FQM-232 (Analysis in Food and Environment of UGR)
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Thiamethoxam banned for use in the UK

Thiamethoxam, a neonicotinoid pesticide, was banned for use by both the UK and the EU back in 2018 due to the adverse effects on bee populations and other pollinators. In recent years it had been approved in the UK for emergency use due to the presence of yellow virus.   Growers of sugar beet in
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Salmonella in herb mixtures

Recently, Salmonella was detected in several frozen herb mixtures. Salmonella are motile, gram-negative rods that can be consumed by humans through foods. The consumption of food contaminated with salmonella can lead to salmonellosis. Symptoms of salmonellosis are: Diarrhea Abdominal pain Headache Malaise Vomiting Mild fever Foods such as eggs, egg products, ice cream and raw
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Extension and conversion of accreditation

For many years, QSI GmbH holds an accreditation as a testing laboratory for the analysis of food and pharmaceutical raw materials. Regular inspections by the independent German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) provide evidence of the competence of our expert staff, the quality of our analytical results and the suitability of our laboratory equipment. In 2020, the
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Precision Analysis NW - A Tentamus Company

Precison Analysis NW LTD joins the Tentamus Network!

Liverpool   Together, Precision Analysis NW Ltd (Precision) and the Tentamus Group (Tentamus) are excited to announce the acquisition of Precision by Tentamus. Tentamus is thrilled to welcome Precision as its newest member to the global network of laboratories, on the 15th of March 2021. “Precision widens the northern UK expansion in the food and environmental
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Fruits and vegetables in a bottle – Testing smoothies

The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends eating at least five portions of fruits and vegetables a day. To meet this requirement, consumers are increasingly opting for smoothies from supermarkets. These drinks are made of fruit and vegetables, which are obtained from whole fruits (usually without peel and core). Conveniently carried in a bottle, they are
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Total Organic Carbon analysis

VelaLabs offers Total Organic Carbon analysis (TOC)

March 2021: VelaLabs offers Total organic carbon analysis The concentration of organic carbon (TOC) in samples is an important parameter for example in the analysis of pharmaceutical waters. Key Facts – TOC Measurements: Rapid sample processing timely results accurate analysis results in mg/l validated in accordance with EP 2.2.44. Device: TOC-LCPH / CPN of the
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