30.01.2013

ifp offers testing for dicyandiamide (DCD) in milk powder

ifp Institut für Produktqualität now also offers analytical services for the detection of dicyandiamide (DCD) in milk powder. The company is doing this in response to the recent discovery of DCD traces in New Zealand milk powder.

04.03.2013

Along with horsemeat ifp also testing for donkey meat

The molecular biological laboratory at ifp is equipped not only to detect horsemeat but also to test for contamination of meat products with donkey meat. This will provide meat processing companies and meat traders with additional assurance concerning the quality and purity of their merchandise.

12.03.2013

Perchlorate in fruit and vegetables – testing done at ifp

There have been various reports on the discovery of perchlorate in a variety of fruit and vegetables (source: BMU - German Federal Ministry for the Environment).

13.05.2013

Temporary EU ban on three pesticides: ifp offers neonicotinoid analytics

The European Commission has decided to temporarily ban three pesticides. A simple majority of the EU member states had voted in favour of this decision in the Appeal Committee on 20 April 2013.

12.07.2013

ifp establishes MALDI-TOF technology for identification of microorganisms

In the field of microbiology, ifp has established MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization - Time of Flight) as a method for the identification of bacteria, yeasts and moulds.