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.
We support with new Corona Test Center
The ifp Institute for Product Quality contributes to the fight against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. ifp has many years of experience in the field of molecular biology & PCR as well as a manufacturer of real-time PCR test kits for rapid pathogen detection in food.
Fish fillets contaminated with chlorate
In the recent past, increased levels of chlorate residues in fish products, such as pangasius fillets, have been repeatedly detected. Due to the level of the residues, health impairments, especially in persons with thyroid diseases, cannot be ruled out, which is why affected products must be recalled as a precautionary measure.
Vital 3.0 - Updated Set of Reference Doses
The widely recognized Australian/New Zealand Vital 2.0 concept ("Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling") for the voluntary labelling of unintentional traces of allergens in food gets an Update on 28 October 2019.
Listeria and listeria infections from sausage products
Listeria can be found in food. Recently, findings have been increasing in many food groups.