ECJ: GMO provisions also apply to new techniques

Food genetically modified through targeted mutagenesis falls within the scope of the provisions of EU law on genetically modified organisms (GMO). The ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) of 25 July 2018 in case C-528/16 to this effect is thus a groundbreaking decision in the field of genetic engineering.


GC×GC-TOF method for the determination of mineral oil constituents in complex mixtures

Research expertise and accredited service combined: The ifp Institut für Produktqualität now offers a highly selective method which uses ifp's own GC×GC-TOF for the characterisation and quantification of mineral oil constituents in complex matrices.


ifp and MQD create joint venture in Güstrow

ifp Institute for Product Quality and MQD Güstrow have created a joint venture in Güstrow (federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania): MQD Institut für Analytik, Hygiene und Produktqualität GmbH.

01.08.2017 / Update 09.08.2017

Eggs contaminated with fipronil recalled – take precautions

In the Netherlands, several million eggs were recalled from sale. The reason for this was contamination with the insecticide fipronil, which is used against fleas, lice, ticks, cockroaches and mites, amongst other pests. Furthermore, more than ten million of the affected eggs were delivered to Germany. In the interim, ALDI removed the eggs entirely from sale – the only supermarket chain to do so.


Gluten-labelling practices in the USA examined

The American company Gluten Free Watchdog has investigated the gluten content of 101 different foodstuffs whose list of ingredients did not mention gluten-containing grains. The aim was to test whether and to what extent labelling practices offer coeliac sufferers enough relevant and reliable information in an everyday context. The results of this study have been published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.