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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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Oxymatrine – since 1st July 2021 classified as pesticide in the EU

Since the beginning of 2019, the scope of the comprehensive pesticide screening by GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS (> 600 parameters) at QSI (outsourced within Tentamus Group to bilacon GmbH, lab codes 88500, 88550) also includes matrine and oxymatrine. Both substances are alkaloids that occur naturally in plants of the Sophora family. Sophora is a genus of about
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Health risk from PFAS in food

PFAS accumulate in the environment and can therefore be found in food and in our food chain. Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of substances with more than 4700 substances. They are carbon chains, i.e. organic compounds, and the hydrogen atoms are either perfluorinated or polyfluorinated. They are thus completely or partially
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New in-house method for peptides from allergic proteins

Allergens and alimentary intolerances are a worldwide food safety issue with an increasing prevalence and number of allergens identified. This is a troublesome task for both consumers and food manufacturers as they produce an adverse reaction. Food labelling must be clear and reliable to ensure consumer rights and safety recording to Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011.
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Tentamus facilitates Global Hemp Commerce with consistent, validated testing

Consistent Methods and Regional Regulations open market doors. Tentamus Labs offers robust analysis of hemp and hemp-based products in USA, Europe, Asia and Israel. This global group of experts provides unparalleled knowledge and consult on different market requirements. With the support of Tentamus, clients from around the world can enter different markets for hemp products
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AOAC-approves Rapid Yeast and Mold testing

Columbia Laboratories offers AOAC approved rapid yeast and mold testing for hemp and cannabis.   The following six tests were granted PTM status in June: Neogen Soleris® Direct Yeast and Mold 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate 3M™ Petrifilm™ Yeast and Mold Count Plate bioMerieux s.a. TEMPO Yeast and Mold Nissui Pharmaceutical Company
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Preharvest Testing for Oregon Hemp Farmers

Columbia Laboratories offers trusted testing for ODA compliance. This year, we are teaming up with Cannabis Sampling Labs to offer state-wide certified environmental sampling, as well as quality analysis. To schedule sampling with CS LABs and testing through CL labs: sampling.cfl@tentamus.com For pricing, regulation references and service information: Preharvest_2021_Columbia Labs
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aromaLAB online shop – SALE

  After the incredibly hard past 18 months where both workers and the economy struggled, we hope that this finds you all well and safe.  We have one important question: Have you checked out our online shop before or recently (https://shop.aromalab.de/)? We are constantly updating the shop and have a variety of new products on
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Conycal joins Tentamus Group!

Conycal, specialized in the Food and Environmental Sector, becomes part of Tentamus Group’s international network of laboratories. Conycal operates nationwide from its two locations (Oviedo and Ciudad Real), offering a wide range of analytical services and technical advice to numerous companies related to the field of agri-food and the environment. Among the most demanded services
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NMR Honey ProfilingTM Update Version 3.0

In recent years, reliable and sensitive NMR analysis of honey has gained tremendous importance worldwide and has firmly established itself as a powerful tool in quality control and for authenticity testing of honey. In addition to the sensitive detection of foreign sugars (targeted/non-targeted), NMR analysis can be efficiently used to confirm the variety and geographical
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