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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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Chrome-VI in Leather Products Still a Major Issue

11.05.2017 Report from a day in the lab: Investigatory results from 380 samples of consumer goods such as clothing, shoes and jewelry accessories analyzed in the years 2015 and 2016 show that contamination wi ...

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Moringa Leaf Powder – Pesticide Residues and Dishonest Advertising Continue

21.03.2017 Report from a day in the lab: The results from moringa leaf powder analyses conducted in 2016 revealed no improvements in either the residue situation or the misleading advertisements, in compariso ...

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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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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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