23.02.2021

5'- Mononucleotides

Nucleotides are composed of a base moiety (purine or pyrimidine) and a pentose whose 5'-position is phosphorylated.

They are components of various coenzymes and thus involved in the regulation of numerous metabolic processes. Furthermore, they form the building blocks of nucleic acids, RNA as well as DNA.

26.01.2021

Allergen analytics

Allergen analysis has a special status at ifp. We are not only an analytical service provider in the field of allergen analysis according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018-03 , but we also conduct active research in the field of method development in the field of immunological (protein / antibody-based), molecular biological (DNA-based) and mass spectrometric (protein / peptide-based) allergen analysis.

26.01.2021

Foreign body analytics

In food production, all kinds of foreign body contamination can occur due to a wide variety of incidents in food. Causes range from e.g. direct entry via raw materials (e.g. wood particles, insect parts), internal production processes (e.g. foil residues), damage to production equipment (e.g. metal abrasion, plastic parts), employee errors (e.g. cloths, metal parts) to manipulated consumer complaints (e.g. broken teeth, dental fillings).

26.01.2021

Amendment to Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels for 3-MCPD and 3-MCPD fatty acid esters and glycidol fatty acid esters in certain foodstuffs

Since 01.01.2021, in addition to the existing maximum quantity regulations for hydrolysed vegetable proteins and soy sauce, maximum quantity regulations have applied for the first time with regard to 3-MCPD and its fatty acid esters (FSE) in certain foods.

17.11.2020

Ethylene

Ethylene oxide is an active ingredient in crop protection products that is not permitted in the EU and has been used to disinfect spices, among other things. In Germany, its use in the food sector has been prohibited since 1981, as both ethylene oxide and its degradation product 2-chloroethanol are classified as toxic and mutagenic. Foodstuffs containing residues of ethylene oxide must therefore be classified as unsafe for health.