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Insect Spray as Contaminant in Food: Incidence and Legal Assessment

18.10.2019 Report from a day in the lab
Two of the most effective artificial ingredients in insect repellents have been the focus of investigations by the pesticide laboratory at CVUA Stuttgart for 10 years: d ...

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Oregano – an Aromatic, but Loaded Culinary Herb. Part II: Pesticides and Olive Leaves

19.08.2019 Hot topic
In a special project conducted between November 2018 and June 2019, CVUA Stuttgart analyzed commercial, crushed oregano with regard to a number of different issues. Pa ...

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Oregano – an Aromatic but Loaded Culinary Herb. Part I: Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids

15.08.2019 Hot topic
Earlier investigations at CVUA Stuttgart have already shown that kitchen herbs can occasionally be contaminated with pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Due to the health risks o ...

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Perchlorate in Plant-Based Foods: a Follow-up

13.08.2019 Report from a day in the lab
Perchlorate is an unwanted substance in food that causes reversible inhibition of iodine absorption in the thyroid. No maximum limit has thus far been established for  ...

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Residues and Contaminants in Fresh Vegetables from Conventional Culture, 2018

15.04.2019 Report from a day in the lab
Pesticide contamination of conventionally grown fresh vegetables remained unchanged. The German-grown vegetables showed the best results. Every 20th sample was in viol ...

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