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).
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.
Current tests for pesticide residues
At the end of March, the CVUA Stuttgart presented an evaluation of the analysis results from the year 2020 with regard to the current substances in conventional fresh fruit. The samples were routinely analysed using both the QuEChERS Multi method and the QuPPe method for very polar substances.
Opinion of the 116th meeting of the ALS
The opinions of the 116th meeting of the ALS (Working Group of Food Chemistry Experts of the Federal States and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety) have been published on the website of the BVL (Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety) and in the Journal for Consumer Protection and Food Safety. The ALS opinions are not legally binding, but represent an important interpretation aid for food law regulations.