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Residues and Contaminants in Fresh Fruit from Conventional Cultivation, 2016

27.07.2017 Report from a day in the lab: In 2016 a total of 853 samples of fresh fruit from conventional culti-vation were analyzed by CVUA Stuttgart for residues of over 700 different pesticides, pesticide m ...

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Residues and Contaminants – How We Assess

10.07.2017 Report from a day in the lab: CVUA Stuttgart has been publishing its reports on pesticide residues in plant-based foods on the Internet since 2003. These reports have often occasioned commentary an ...

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Is Vegan Food Also Free of Residues?

05.07.2017 Hot topic: Vegan foods are currently very much in trend – the shelves of many German supermarkets boast of vegan products. Vegan foods contain no animal parts, and are often grow ...

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Aloe Leaves – The Self Preparation of Aloe Gel at Home is Risky

01.06.2017 Report from a day in the lab: Currently whole aloe leaves are on offer in shops. According to the labeling, these leaves are from the species “aloe vera barbadensis miller”. The gel-like inner part ...

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Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids on Everyone’s Lips – in Mead, too?

31.05.2017 Report from a day in the lab: The fact that high amounts of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) contained in tea, herbs and honey can cause health problems has been known for a long time. But what about  ...

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Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Culinary Herbs – Take Caution with Borage-Containing Herbal Mixes

22.05.2017 Report from a day in the lab: Reports of findings of liver-damaging pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), especially in herbal and rooibos teas, have become commonplace. With this in mind, in 2015 and 201 ...

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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

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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