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Free Well Water Testing For Oregonians Impacted by Wildfires

Get your OHA Voucher and submit well-water samples to Columbia Laboratories for safety testing. From now until May 15th, Oregon Health Authority is issuing vouchers for well water testing to qualified residential well owners who have been impacted by the 2020 wildfires. Residents may apply for a well water testing voucher on the Oregon Health
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Mycotoxins Poison Pet Food: Test for Toxins and Protect the Pets.

One of the largest US recalls of pet food was carried out in January, but not before nearly 100 dogs consumed fatal levels of Aflatoxins and got ill or died. https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/outbreaks-and-advisories/fda-alert-certain-lots-sportmix-pet-food-recalled-potentially-fatal-levels-aflatoxin “This is an avoidable tragedy,” said Jennifer Rowe, Microbiology Manager at Columbia Laboratories. “Testing for toxins early in the supply chain protects the consumer
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Tentamus donates to Berlin animal shelter

The analysis, safety and quality of animal feed is not just a service for the laboratories of the Tentamus Group, but a matter of the heart. Therefore, the team around the CEO’s Abgar Barseyten and Dr. Jochen P. Zoller has decided to donate to the Animal Welfare Association for Berlin (Tierschutzverein für Berlin). The Tentamus
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Did you know? Columbia Laboratories tests water for Oregon based companies! From R&D pre-screens and drinking water to NPDES storm/wastewater permits, we have you covered.

There are many reasons to test your water. Columbia Labs empowers companies to effectively monitor the environment with results they can trust. 1. Screening for contaminants: Test water sources before using in your production system. This step is paramount to limit contaminant introduction that can harm your products, and those who consume them. Heavy Metals
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Lessons Learned: Avoid Recall and Protect the Pups! Test for Toxins for all Pet Products with Columbia Labs.

One of the largest US recalls of pet food was carried out in January, but not before nearly 100 dogs consumed fatal levels of Aflatoxins and got ill or died. The CBD-infused pet food industry can and should learn from this recall and include mold and mycotoxin testing in their raw materials vetting process. https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/outbreaks-and-advisories/fda-alert-certain-lots-sportmix-pet-food-recalled-potentially-fatal-levels-aflatoxin
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Next Day Pathogen Results and Aspergillus Testing Now Available at Columbia Laboratories with State-Of-The-Art PCR

Next Day Pathogen Results and Aspergillus Testing Now Available at Columbia Laboratories with State-Of-The-Art PCR

Columbia Laboratories welcomes the new “Gene-UP PCR” by Biomeriuex to the microbiology department as of December 2020. “We are keeping prices level while offering faster services and expanded methodology,” said Jennifer Rowe, Microbiology Lab Manager. “This suite of testing applies to any HACCP or cGMP outline in several industries we serve.” The following pathogen tests
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Comprehensive Drinking Water Tests Available Now at Columbia Laboratories

Comprehensive Drinking Water Tests Available Now at Columbia Laboratories

Columbia Laboratories adds Trihalomethanes, and Haloacetic Acids Testing to Drinking Water Certification, rouding out the full suite of testing for safe drinking water. Certified by ORELAP What are Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids? Haloacetic acids are “chemical compounds that contain chlorine and bromine.” They are formed when the chlorine used to treat drinking water reacts with
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Risk evaluation of nitrosamines in pharmaceuticals

As of October 2020, EMA and the national competent authorities are asking marketing authorisation holders for metformin-containing medicines to test their medicines before releasing them onto the market. The risk evaluation for chemical medicines should be completed at the latest by 31 March 2021 and 1 July 2021 for biological medicines. If a risk is
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Ethylene oxide residues still found in sesame seeds

Sesame seeds and sesame products have been recalled from the market many times in the recent past due to ethylene oxide residues. In a recent test, sesame seeds and foods containing sesame were tested and elevated levels of ethylene oxide were still detected in four of 44 products. Ethylene oxide is a pesticide used to
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Possible faults in vegan minced meat

Worldwide, more and more people live vegan, i.e. they avoid all animal products for various reasons. Therefore, the market for vegan meat alternatives such as vegan minced meat is booming, so that a bolognese or a chili can also be prepared vegan.   Mineral oil components do not taste vegan as well   In a
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How to Collect Samples for Pesticide Residue Testing

Now, before you even get to collecting itself, you will need to prepare adequately for it. Here are some of the things that you should consider. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Since there is a very high chance of personal contamination, you will need to protect yourself by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, including masks, gloves, and
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New Pollen analysis – Judgement according to variable literature

The judgement of unifloral honey by pollen analysis is done in accordance with the requirements of EC honey directive (2001/110/EC) according to which unifloral honeys must have certain microscopic, physical-chemical and organoleptic characteristics. In Germany many unifloral honeys are regulated in the German Guideline for honey in more detail. Beside the minimum pollen content, the
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L.A.B. achieves ENAC accreditation in juices, nuts, and oilseeds

L.A.B. | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico continues its commitment to quality and continuous improvement of all analytical services provided. In consequence, L.A.B. has extended the accreditation for multi-residue analysis methods for pesticides in juices, nuts, and oilseeds (Exp. No. 493/LE1019) with a flexible scope in matrices and pesticides. This scope complements in an excellent way the
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New test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in air

Madrid, Spain. Today, Laboratorio Contol provides a new analysis (PCR) to detect SARS-CoV-2 in air samples to all its customers. This service is a powerful tool for the early detection of possible outbreaks of COVID-19 in the population. The laboratory started its research when the WHO (World Health Organization) updated the latest findings on infectious
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Increasing controls in the online food trade

The demand for food in the online trade increases annually and since Corona even by a multiple. From June 2021, monitoring in online trading is also to be strengthened with the reform of the German Food and Feed Code (LFGB).   More obligations for online platforms   Platforms which sell food from different suppliers online
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Novel Food: CBD Products

Foods containing hemp have experienced a renaissance in recent years. While products from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa L. such as hemp seeds or edible oil derived from it have been used as food for a long time, a consumption of cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids in appreciable amounts before 15.05.1997 could not be proven
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Are disinfectant products really effective and what should be considered?

When speaking of the efficacy of a biocide (disinfectant) product, three variables have a fundamental influence: Degree of surface contamination. The biocide will always be more effective whether the surface of application is already clean, since organic matter interferes with its active ingredients, reducing its disinfectant power. That is why it is important to know
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