Accreditation for testing of medical devices according to ISO 17025

ifp Institut für Produktqualität has received accreditation according to ISO/IEC 17025 and directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC for microbiological testing of medical devices.


Germany specifies action value for chlorate

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture has encouraged the relevant authorities to apply the provisional values for chlorate suggested by the EU Commission in June.


ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation for hygiene and allergen inspection services

ifp Institut für Produktqualität has received the ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation, which puts it in a position to offer hygiene and allergen management inspections to the food, hotel and restaurant industry as an accredited service.


New draft ordinance on mineral oils

The Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection has presented a new draft ordinance on mineral oils.


GMO pollen in honey not required to be declared

Following directive 2014/63/EU of 15 May 2014 amending honey directive 2001/110/EC, pollen is not defined as an ingredient, but as a natural constituent of honey. This amendment overturns a decision of the European Court of Justice of 2011 which had defined pollen as an ingredient.