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Pixis Labs / Columbia Food Laboratories merge names to become Columbia Laboratories

Please welcome Columbia Laboratories as the Pacific Northwest’s latest brand for high quality analytical testing. Formerly known collectively as “Pixis Labs” and “Columbia Food Laboratories,” our new name more accurately reflects our consolidated mission to support public health and safety though expanded testing options.

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Pesticides & Residues

Helping farmers maintain safe usage of these chemicals during every phase of the growing process. … more

Nutrition

Testing for a wide variety of needs from nutrition parameters and quality to contaminants and preservatives. … more

Microbiology

Microbiological analyses for common food-borne human pathogens, food spoilage organisms, mycotoxins, etc. … more

Cannabis & Hemp

ORELAP accreditation means our laboratory has both the quality systems and technical capabilities to perform required testing. … more

Honey

Specializing in honey authentication and adulteration. Using the most up-to-date methods for SCIRA, pesticides, antibiotics, and others. … more

Environmental

Accurate, reliable and on time reporting to help you keep your system healthy, safe and in compliance. … more

Latest News

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Rice: Staple food may not always be safe

Rice is a staple food in many regions of the world and it is available in many different varieties. Whether whole grain, round grain or long grain rice, all varieties have one thing in common: the way they are grown. Rice is mainly grown in fields that are completely under water. As a result, the ... Continued
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New capacity increase to conduct stability studies at Labofine

Critical for Quality, Therapeutic Activity and Safety   Labofine – a Tentamus company has announced today that it has added state-of-the-art, fully mapped walk-in stability chambers in its new Montreal area location, situated at 5600 Trans-Canada Hwy, Quebec, Canada. “This is welcome news for our local and international clients”, said Dr. M. Mancini, Labofine’s Director ... Continued
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Flour - A staple food in the test

Flour has been one of the most important staple foods since the Stone Age. At that time it was mainly used to make a bread-like flat cake, today flour is mainly used to bake bread and cakes, for making pasta or Christmas cookies. Flour is the main ingredient of many food products. Wheat, spelt or ... Continued
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Performance of 1st and 2nd party audits by Quant Qualitätssicherung

Who hasn’t experienced this? You, as a manufacturer or retailer are looking to select a supplier who could be also located in another country or continent and is GFSI certified. But can you really trust them? To ensure this, many companies carry out additional audits at the suppliers site to verify this.   Quant Qualitätssicherung ... Continued
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Uncovered: Manipulations of Olive Oil & Vanilla

The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) announced that manipulations of olive oil and vanilla have been detected within the project OPSON IX.   Olive oil   Olive oil is one of the most frequently adulterated foods. According to Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007, three grades of olive oil are permitted in the ... Continued
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KEYBIO rejoint le Réseau Tentamus

Marseille, le 31 août 2020   Tentamus se réjouit d’accueillir KEYBIO au sein de son groupe   Christine Lens, présidente de KEYBIO, est très enchantée: “notre souhait était de trouver un partenaire stratégique et international avec le même esprit entrepreneurial que le nôtre. Tentamus répond parfaitement à cette attente. Nous allons pouvoir désormais accélérer notre ... Continued

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