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Legionella Testing in Water

Protect your community and business against Legionaires’ disease outbreaks by monitoring water regularly for Legionella. Columbia Laboratories now offers ISO and TNI accredited Legionella testing in water. Columbia Laboratories offers a suite of water and environmental testing, and Legionella testing is key to continuing to protect communities. Should I test for Legionella? Any water system,
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Columbia Laboratories is CDPHE Certified!

After nearly a year of rigorous validations, on site audits and method review, Columbia Laboratories joined the short list of qualified testing laboratories. “Our Colorado clients have been very patient as we ensured proficiency and compliance while completing this accreditation process,” said Kelly O’Connor, sales director for Columbia Labs. “We made sure we have all
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Columbia earns Emerald Badges for Cannabis Testing Proficiency

2021 Fall Emerald badges are in, and Columbia Laboratories has seven new badges to add to their list of achievements. “It’s fantastic to see cannabis testing evolve for specificity and safety,” Derrick Tanner, GM of Columbia Laboratories. “We have always put consumer welfare at the forefront of our work and are glad to be able
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Cannabis Shelf/ Stability Studies

  Ensure shelf stability and longevity of your products with a shelf-life study at Columbia Labs! Shelf-life studies have been a staple of food safety in America for decades and are rising as a regulatory requirement across several emerging industries, especially cannabis and hemp-infused products needing to qualify for import, export and consumption. Columbia has
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Kratom Alkaloid Profile Expanded, Validated safety testing

Columbia Laboratories offers reliable, comprehensive contaminant and quality Kratom testing with an 8-business day turnaround time. Kratom Potency Testing Kratom quality, or “potency,” is measured by quantitation of distinct alkaloids. Kratom “potency” testing can be performed on a variety of matrices, from leaf material and extracts to tinctures and gummies. As of 2021, Columbia Labs
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Beta Glucans Testing is now available

Columbia Laboratories now offers quantitative testing for yeast and mushrooms! As the premier consumer safety laboratory in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years, Columbia Labs brings rock solid scientific fundamentals to the functional mushroom industry. “We are excited to offer this for our diverse clients who are pushing market doors open with innovative
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Plant Based Meat Alternatives- Testing considerations

With the rise of plant-based meats in the market, the team at Columbia Labs has compiled key considerations for safety and quality testing: Plant-based ingredients have different levels and forms of macronutrients than their animal counterparts Carbohydrates in milk is lactose, in meat is glycogen and in pea its soy. These different components affect spoilage
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New and Improved: Potato Pesticide Profile

Columbia Labs has updated their pesticide profile for potatoes to include more analytes with lower LOQ’s. The profile now includes pesticides that are allowed for use on potatoes in the U.S. Columbia Labs updated list meets U.S. CFR tolerance levels as well as many export countries in the EU with the updated Limits of Quantitation.
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Coming this month: Metals speciation for Inorganic Arsenic

There are two different forms of arsenic: organic and inorganic. Inorganic arsenic is highly toxic and is therefore a public health concern; the organic form (commonly found in fish and seafood) is less harmful. The main source of exposure to inorganic arsenic is food; particularly grain-based processed products such as wheat bread, rice, milk, dairy products, and
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VelaLabs supports biosimilar development with proliferation assay

Bevacizumab and its biosimilars – treating cancer

FACES OF CANCER Over 100 types of cancer – a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with potential of invading and spreading into other parts of the body – affect about 100 million people worldwide, with over 8 million deaths anually. The risk of cancer increases with age and is more likely in developed
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One in four pre-cut fruit salads has defects

Food business operators are responsible for the safety of their products. This includes complying with hygiene requirements during food production, processing, storage and distribution. The company has to ensure that the facilities and materials are clean, the fruit is washed before cutting, the cooling temperature is maintained and the employees are trained regularly. If these
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The New FCC Honey Identity Standard

Some experts claim that honey is the third most adulterated food in the world. As the conversation around honey authenticity becomes more prevalent, as well as legal action against those who allegedly participate in counterfeit operations, a standardized guide for honey is becoming increasingly important.   As of December 1, 2021, the new Honey Identity Standard
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Systems and procedure packs

How to pack medical packages Both the MDD 92/43/EEC and the MDR 2017/745 allow packages of different products that are combined in a meaningful context for a specific intended use to be placed on the market. According to the MDD, these must be CE-marked products. The MDR also allows non-CE marked devices if their presence
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Tentamus Group welcomes its first laboratory in Portugal!

Globalab, a laboratory specialized in microbiological analysis for the Environmental and Food industry, becomes the first Tentamus laboratory in Portugal. Based in Marinha Grande (Portugal), Globalab offers a wide range of microbiological analytical services focused on the agri-food and environmental sector. Globalab opened its doors in 2004 and has since become a reference laboratory in the
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Tentamus - Partnership with Horn & Company

Tentamus Group and Horn & Company enter into partnership

Combined expertise for retail & life science industry   The Tentamus Group, a global network of highly specialized laboratories in the life science sector, is pleased to announce the conclusion of a long-term cooperation with the top management consultancy Horn & Company. Both companies are already independently recognized as “hidden champions” in their respective industries. 
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Detection of eggs as an allergen

In the EU, 14 substances are defined that can cause allergies or intolerances when consumed. These substances are listed in Annex II of Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 and includes, among others, chicken eggs. Substances that may cause allergies or intolerances must be highlighted in the list of ingredients according to Article 21 of the Food
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SMS Expansion – Cosmetics Testing Services

Southern Microbiological Services (SMS Ltd.) has been offering UKAS accredited microbiological testing services to the food and drinks industries since it was established in 1987. Our laboratory is also RSA approved. Located near Wellington, Somerset, in the UK, SMS Labs is excited to be able to extend our offering to include cosmetic testing.   Sally
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A new laboratory is joining the Tentamus Group in Italy!

The Tentamus Group is proud to welcome C.A.I.M. Analysis Laboratory to its international network of laboratories and service providers.   Based in Follonica (Province of Grosseto, Italy), C.A.I.M. Laboratory offers chemical and microbiological analysis and consultation services, providing valuable support to companies operating in the agri-food, oenological and environmental sector.   C.A.I.M. is among the
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Analyst GMP Certification Extension

The Israeli MoH notified Analyst Research Laboratories that it has successfully passed its latest audit and has been rewarded with an extension of its GMP certification. The Israeli Institute for Standardization and Control of Pharmaceuticals operating under the Israeli MoH, is recognized by the European Commission under the Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of
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