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Analysis of Berries for Residues and Contaminants (January to August 2016)

23.11.2016 Report from a day in the lab: Summer is so delicious! Sweet fruits such as strawberries, raspberries and also currants are loved by consumers for their fruity, fresh taste and versatility.

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Poisonous Weeds Among Salad Leaves? Ragwort Found in Arugula

07.11.2016 Report from a day in the lab: Much that nature provides us with must be enjoyed with caution. Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), a poisonous weed, has yet again been found in a package of arugula (rocket  ...

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Decorations that Look Like Food – Potential Danger for Children

08.09.2016 Report from a day in the lab: In 2015 CVUA Stuttgart carried out two projects on decorative articles that, in appearance, could be confused with items of food. The articles were analyzed relative t ...

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Plasticizers in Toys and Body Contact Materials, 2015

01.09.2016 Report from a day in the lab: In 2015 the focus of our investigations was, among others, erasers, swim shoes, massage rollers, small toys from 1-Euro stores, children’s wrist watches, Halloween mas ...

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Silicone Mold, Grater, Pasta Press – the Name of an Object Doesn’t Begin to Express its Suitability

29.08.2016 Report from a day in the lab: In 2015 kitchen utensils investigated in the lab were found not to function as promised on the packaging. The grater couldn’t grate, the pasta machine couldn’t mak ...

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Kinetic Sand – Baking Sand Cakes at Home

25.08.2016 Report from a day in the lab: With names such as Magic Sand, Kinetic Sand, or Crazy Sand a new type of play sand is being offered for children’s playrooms. Also ideal for the coffee break at the of ...

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EU Reference Laboratory for Residue of Pesticides (Single Residue Methods)

In 2006 CVUA Stuttgart was designated as the EU Reference Laboratory for pesticide residues requiring single residue methods for analysis. This field of work is highly challenging, as the compounds are very difficult to analyze due to their physicochemical characteristics; they cannot be analyzed using existing multi-residue methods. In addition to state-of-the-art equipment, this field of work requires a high level of analytical competence and skill.

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Pesticides-Online is an Internet-based platform that was designed with the aim of providing laboratories with easy access to information from the field of pesticide residues. The data can be specifically and systematically accessed with the help of search masks.

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