• Fredrik J√∂nsson joins Analytica Alimentaria

    Fredrik Jönsson joins Analytica Alimentaria

    With optimism and excitement, we would like to announce the beginning of a new stage in the evolution of ANALYTICA ALIMENTARIA, led by the new member of the management team, CEO, Fredrik J√∂nsson. Fredrik joins the company to bring his knowledge as Master of Science in Business Administration (University of Lund, Sweden) and MBA (Univeristy of Chicago) and his more than 15 years of experience in the management of international companies in the food chain services sector. The decision to look for a CEO is the natural outcome of a strategy initiated more than 2 years ago, when the… Read more

  • Cetrimonium chloride, pesticide or contaminant?

    Cetrimonium chloride, pesticide or contaminant?

    In April 2020, the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office (CVUA) Stuttgart published test results from 2019 for residues and contaminants in fruit. In addition to the expected "typical" pesticide findings, a maximum level exceedance for the substance cetrimonium chloride was also reported in grapes from Brazil. What is cetrimonium chloride? From a chemical point of view, cetrimonium chloride belongs to the quaternary ammonium compounds family (QACs), just like benzalkonium chloride. QACs have surface-active properties, which means that they can be used as biocides for… Read more

  • Analytica Alimentaria launches new website and would love for you to take a look!

    Analytica Alimentaria launches new website and would love for you to take a look!

    The goal of the new ANALYTICA ALIMENTARIA website is to express how important it is for everyone to have peace of mind in food consumption. The company also wants to highlight the values that hopes will help to achieve this goal and to continue to provide great service to its clients. Analytica Alimentaria hopes the new website will help you get to know the company better. Please reach out with feedback or to let us know about any of your food safety needs. Read more

  • Analytica Alimentaria protection measures for CoVid-19

    Analytica Alimentaria protection measures for CoVid-19

    Esteemed customers and providers, We hope you are well and can continue being active in the food safety service, including in this very particular and difficult situation caused by the Coronavirus crisis. We are known as a reliable service provider in the field of food safety, and we feel committed not only to our clients coming from private industry, but also to consumers and, thereby, public institutions. This is the reason that in the past we have maintained a constructive relationship of complete confidence. Read more

  • Etephon degradation in grapes

    Etephon degradation in grapes

    Ethephon (2-chloroethylphosphonic acid), is an ethylene-releasing agent used as growth regulator and ripening agent for many crops. For table grapes, Ethephon is mainly used to accelerate the ripening process and to improve the color uniformity in red varieties. The European Commission has fixed the residue concentration at 1.00 mg/kg, but some retailers set own limits of e.g. 1/3 of the MRL. Mediterranean growers, cannot comply with the 1/3 of EU MRL, despite the fact that they strictly adhere to the recommended application doses and the pre-harvest intervals established in the framework of… Read more

  • Early detection of Cucurbitacin in commercial varieties

    Early detection of Cucurbitacin in commercial varieties

    Cucurbitacin is a toxin generated naturally in species of the Cucurbitaceae family. The chains of supermarkets register claims on the part of the consumers when detecting bitter flavor in pumpkins and zucchini, even after their cooking. High doses of consumption can cause food poisoning. The most serious case occurred in Germany with the death of a man by eating zucchini. Read more

  • Sampling for risk-control

    Sampling for risk-control

    Sampling is the first step of the analytical control strategies ‚Äď before carrying out the analysis. A sample is a representative quantity of the total of the unit it belongs to (e.g. a lot, a traceability, a plot or a homogeneous delivery) and, as a consequence, it is the element which helps to take decisions. On this basis we can say that a wrong sample or a wrong sampling-method can make the control-strategy fail. Samples are thus one of the most relevant tools for evaluating and quantifying hazards of food safety, because they help to avoid that hazards convert themselves into risks… Read more

  • Extension of the multi-method polar substances

    Extension of the multi-method polar substances

    The more substances are routinely checked, the higher the food safety. In 2017 ANALYTICA ALIMENTARIA introduced the first multi-method for critical polar substances to provide greater safety in routine pesticide residue controls. The active ingredients ethephon, fosetyl-Al, phosphonic acid, chlorate and perchlorate could now be determined together instead of in individual methods, and the corresponding cost savings made it possible to check them in routine. This offer has been accepted by the majority of our customers, becoming a standard order for about 50% of all our residue tests. Read more

  • Analytica Alimentaria will give a keynote-speech on IAS webinar about food security

    Analytica Alimentaria will give a keynote-speech on IAS webinar about food security

    In the framework of the World Accreditation Day, our international accreditation body IAS will be holding a free webinar conference about food safety on JUNE 9 @ 18:00 PM ‚Äď 19:00 PM. Together with Chris Priddy, JD (International Relations Specialist, U.S. Embassy New Delhi ‚Äď Food & Drug Administration), Dr. Mustafa Gassem (Executive Director at Integrated Modern Scientific Supplies (IMSS) and Dimitrios Katsieris‚Äď International Manager Europe / Middle East, IAS, ANALYTICA ALIMENTARIA General Director, Udo Lampe, will make a speech about ‚ÄúHow accreditation improves food safety‚ÄĚ. Read more

  • GMOs ‚Äď Analytica Alimentaria commitment to the consumer

    GMOs ‚Äď Analytica Alimentaria commitment to the consumer

    The food-products we currently consume is in constant evolution. There is a great variety of food-products on the market, which didn‚Äôt even exist a few years ago. Since food is supposed to be available throughout the whole year, it became necessary to create new crops, which are resistant to both adverse weather conditions as well as pests and diseases. And, at the same time, food must nowadays fulfil the requirements of nutritional quality. This was the moment when genetic improvement came onto the stage, based upon the creation of high genetic variability with the aim of selecting the… Read more