Mineral oils in advent calendars: LGL Bayern investigates MOSH/MOAH

In recent years, the issue of mineral oils in advent calendars has come into focus increasingly often, due to the work of Stiftung Warentest, among others. Now the Bavarian Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit (LGL) has investigated advent calendars for mineral oil contamination. Five different articles were analysed, with attention being paid to both the packaging and the chocolate. The results were published at the request of Foodwatch.


New production facility: ifp Berlin reunited

At the end of September, the production division of ifp moved to the new company headquarters in Adlershof, Berlin. The production division, which produces test kits developed by ifp (rapid allergen tests, ELISA’s, vitamin tests, enzyme kits and PCR kits), was the last department to have been left behind at the company’s former location on Teltowkanalstraße in Steglitz, Berlin.


Carolin Poweleit made second general manager

We are very pleased to be able to announce that Carolin Poweleit is our new second general manager. This development fulfills the needs of the company at the management level, needs which have grown, just as the business has, over the past several years. A long-standing member of staff, Ms Poweleit combines specialist knowledge with leadership experience.


Genetically modified wheat discovered in USA

A farmer discovered 22 plants of the genetically engineered wheat event MON 71700 on an unplanted field in Washington, USA. The wheat is resistant to the herbicide glyphosate.


Christmas outlook: donations instead of customer presents

Although December is not here yet, the countdown for organising Christmas is running already in many companies. This year ifp will not send Christmas cards or presents to customers.