New reference values for perchlorate

The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed has specified new reference values for perchlorate. Based on a risk assessment issued by the EFSA, the EU Commission had previously submitted a draft on reducing the current reference values.


Traces of non-declared allergens (peanut, almond) found in spices

The European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) and the US FDA have issued several allergen warnings in response to the detection of non-declared almond and peanut traces in spices and convenience foods.


ifp has moved to a new location

We are happy to announce that we successfully moved to our new company building at the end of last year. The new address for correspondence as well as for sending in samples for analysis is:


Allergen labelling of non-prepacked (loose) foods

After the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) had in July submitted a draft implementing ordinance to bring national legislation into line with the EU Regulation on the provision of food information, the German Federal Council passed a revised version on November, 28th.


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.