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Oregano – Still a Loaded Culinary Herb?

13.05.2022 Report from a day in the lab
High levels of harmful pyrrolizidine alkaloids, pesticide residues, and myriad cases of adulterated plant material – dried oregano has had several problematic areas in t ...

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Pilot Monitoring Project on Infant Formulae gives the All Clear for Highly Toxic Pesticides

06.05.2022 Report from a day in the lab
Babies are best breast-fed during their first six months of life according to the WHO, but in some situations it is necessary to rely on infant formulae as an alternativ ...

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Residues and Contaminants in Fresh Vegetables from Conventional Culture, 2021

01.04.2022 Report from a day in the lab
Pesticide contamination of conventionally grown fresh vegetables has remained largely constant over previous years, also in 2021. Due to newly established maximum residu ...

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Pomegranates – the Land of Origin Matters

25.03.2022 Report from a day in the lab
Pomegranates find ever more uses, also outside our kitchens. Besides turning them into juice, syrup (grenadine) and smoothies or pepping up our food dishes with them, th ...

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Chemicals Rather than Bacteria? – Neither is Permitted in the EU

20.08.2021 Hot topic
Part 3: Instant Noodles – Asian: also fumigated with ethylene oxide! In August 2020 high amounts of ethylene oxide in sesame seeds from India were reported in Belgium an ...

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