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Detection of genetically modified pollen in honey

On 6 September 2011, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) passed a judgement on the subject of pollen from genetically modified plants (C-442/09). In…

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Detecting EHECs in foodstuffs

In Germany, at least 1,000 people have been infected with deadly EHECs. Health experts suspect that raw vegetables may be the source of the infection.…

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Basis for evaluating mineral oils in foodstuffs and packaging materials

For ecological reasons, cardboard packaging cartons are manufactured using a high proportion of recycled paper. Tests have shown that recycled…

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Mineral oils in foodstuffs and packaging materials – Summary

Mineral oils and mineral oil hydrocarbons migrate from packaging material (especially recycled cardboard) to foodstuffs. The origin of mineral oils in…

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Growth regulators

Growth regulators

Determining chlormequat and mepiquat in foodstuffs using HPLC-MS/MS

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Analysis of foreign bodies

Knowing what shouldn’t be in there…

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Coumarin

Coumarin

Determining coumarin in foodstuffs using HPLC-UV

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Ergosterol

Ergosterol

Determining free and esterified ergosterol in tomato products using HPLC-UV

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3-MCPD ester

3-MCPD ester

Determining 3-MCPD ester in foodstuffs using GC/MS

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L-carnitine

L-carnitine

Determining free and bound L-carnitine in foodstuffs using HPLC-MS/MS

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