Analytics meets technology – ifp and DIL agree on cooperation

ifp Institut für Produktqualität (Berlin) and the German Institute for Food Technology (DIL) in Quakenbrück have agreed to more closely synchronise their services in the fields of food analysis and technology consulting.


BfR publishes study on peanut cross-contacts in packaged products based on ifp’s test kits

A team of researchers at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES) has published the results of a study on peanut traces in packaged products1. The analytical methods used also included a lateral flow rapid test and ELISA developed by ifp.


Phosphonic acid / fosetyl Al in nuts: prolonged higher maximum residue level (MRLs) planned

The temporary raise of the maximum residue level (MRL) for fosetyl Al (sum of fosetyl plus phosphonic acid and its salts, expressed as fosetyl) in certain products, such as fruits and nuts, to 75 mg/kg, as specified by Regulation (EU) No. 991/2014, expires on 31 December 2015.


Sterility testing of medicines and medicinal products

ifp Institut für Produktqualität now offers sterility testing of pharmaceutical and medicinal products manufactured under aseptic conditions. According to Ph. Eur. 2.6.1 we examine sterile products under for compliance with the Pharmacopoeia.


New maximum allowed concentrations for lead and a planned revision of maximum mercury concentrations

On 16. July 2015 Regulation (EC) 2015/1005 amending Contaminant Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 regarding maximum levels of lead in certain foods came into force. Some of the existing maximum levels will be lowered and others will be raised, while additional maximum concentrations will be introduced for further product categories. The amended and new maximum levels will be valid as of 1 January 2016.