New Opinion from BfR - Infant nutrition: Health risks due to erucic acid are not to be expected

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has published the statement No 017/2021. Erucic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid and occurs, among other things, in oleaginous seeds of cruciferous vegetables (rape) and their processed products such as rape oil.


Maximum levels for the addition of vitamins and minerals in food supplements and fortified foods

At both national and European level, there are currently no binding maximum levels for the addition of vitamins and minerals in food supplements and fortified foods. Nevertheless, it must be ensured that the majority of the population, with a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet, is protected from an oversupply of nutrients.


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.


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.


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).