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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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GMP Storage at VelaLabs with 24/7 Call on Duty

January 2021: VelaLabs offers safe and convenient long-term storage of any type of your samples under GMP conditions including also MCBs/ WCBs. The storage of any type of samples such as master cell banks (MCB), working cell banks (WCB), antibodies or small molecules is kept at the highest GMP standard. Furthermore, our on-site storage facility
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Brexit // Where do we go from here?

A cautious agreement has been reached for the future relationship between the European Union and Great Britain. Here are some facts about the given Brexit scenario regarding the pharmaceutical and pharmacy sector: The agreement contains specific provisions for both the pharmaceutical and pharmacy sectors, which are not as comprehensive as hoped: There will be separate
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Megsan Labs Pvt Ltd notified as cGMP Compliant by Health Canada

Megsan Labs is delighted about the receipt of the GMP Compliance Notification from Health Canada. Based on the assessment of the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) evidence available for the inspection conducted by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) at Megsan Labs from 29 Oct 2019 to 01 Nov 2019, Health Canada has announced that
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VelaLabs Operates State-of-the-art HPLC Systems

January 2021:  VelaLabs state-of-the-art high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems from Agilent and Thermo allow a multitude of different separation techniques. HPLC is an automated high throughput analysis for critical quality attributes of pharmaceuticals. With our optimized analytical HPLC separation techniques such as RPC, IEX, SEC, HILIC, mixed mode, and affinity we offer reproducible detection
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Disinfectants found in fish

During the Corona times, we all learned to use disinfectants more in our private lives, but they are also used in the food industry unrelated to Corona. In the case of fish, process water with disinfectant is used during various processing steps such as skinning and gutting in the industry. In addition, surfaces and equipment
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Toast – Testing the daily bread

Toast is generally understood to be a white bread which is toasted with a toaster. Nearly no breakfast table can be without the warm bread, which can be prepared quickly and easily. But what was the result of a recent test of various toasts?   Contamination with mineral oil   In eight out of 20
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Baby food tested – Only the best for the little ones

When babies are growing up, the phase comes when they start to eat solid food. This is usually started with baby food from a glass bottle, which is available in a wide variety of flavors. From pasta and rice to vegetables and meat, there is a glass for every taste. In addition to taste, it
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Free of gluten, but with arsenic, mold toxins and glyphosate

More and more people suffer from celiac disease, also called gluten intolerance, and therefore have to avoid many foods in their daily lives. Gluten is a protein that is present in various cereals: wheat, rye, spelt, barley, etc. People with an intolerance to gluten get symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea and headaches from consuming
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Laboratorio KUDAM – Experts in detection of COVID-19 in water

Kudam Laboratory is the Tentamus Group’s reference laboratory for coronavirus PCR analysis (SARS-CoV-2) in wastewater. These analyses have become a fundamental early warning epidemiological tool for the early identification of the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in different communities and populations. Due to the impact that the analytical results can have on the decision-making of the different
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Megsan & Tentamus Group begin new Indian project within the human diagnostics market

Hyderabad, 21. December 2020   Megsan Diagnostics –the human diagnostics laboratory service provider by Megsan and Tentamus   “Megsan Diagnostics” stands as a joint-venture between Tentamus Group, the global product and safety group, and the team of Megsan, which share their expertise in the field of laboratories and diagnostics. Through this collaboration, Megsan Diagnosatics started
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