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Gas Permeability Tests on Plastic Films and Packages

Today it is important to evaluate the properties of the gas barrier (oxygen, water vapor and carbon dioxide) to characterize the performance of plastic films and containers to preserve the quality and safety of the product. Neotron test methods covers a procedure for determination of the steady-state rate of transmission of various gas (Oxygen, Steam […]

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Determination of Polyphenols

Polyphenols represent a group of chemical substances common in plants,with an important role in the prevention of degenerative diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Polyphenols have been recognised for their antioxidant properties and they are mostly present in fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, herbs, cocoa products (e.g. dark chocolate), wholegrain products, tea and […]

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MOSH&MOAH

Within the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed Section Novel Food and Toxicological Safety of the Food Chain 21 April 2022 you can find the Draft joint statement of the Member States regarding the presence of Mineral Oil Aromatic Hydrocarbons (MOAH) in food, including food for infants and young children that reads as […]

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The entire organic food world, live at BIOFACH 2022

The BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade show for organic food, will be taking place as a one-time Summer Edition from July 26 – 29, 2022 in Nürnberg. Neotron expertise will welcome you in Hall 5  booth 5-287! Contact us for a code to get your ticket or buy it here 

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Food supplements

Food supplements are concentrated sources of nutrients or other substances with a nutritional or physiological effect such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fibre, enzymes, various plants and herbal extracts. Dietary supplements are marketed in forms such as tablets, capsules, pills, powders, and liquids in measured doses Food supplements are intended to correct nutritional deficiencies, maintain […]

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VI International Congress on Food Quality and Safety

Place: Madrid– Faculty of Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) Date: June 15, 16 and 17, 2022 The  Association of Consultants and Trainers of Spain in Food Quality and Safety  (ACOFESAL,  www.acofesal.org  ), organizes, every two years, a meeting between all the entities and agents involved in the  Food Quality and Safety Sector , exercising center of confluence of […]

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Mercury in foodstuffs: new limits

Mercury is a metal that is released into the environment from both natural and anthropogenic sources. The critical target for toxicity is the kidney and other targets include the liver, nervous system, immune system, reproductive and developmental systems Neotron performs the analysis of mercury by ICP-MS technique, in compliance with Commission Regulation (EC) 2022/617 of […]

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Vitafoods Europe 2022

​From 10-12th May, the Neotron team will be participating at Vitafoods Europe 2022, an international exhibition dedicated to the world of nutraceuticals, held in Geneva, Switzerland. Our team is waiting to meet you at our stand #K210 and will be delighted to introduce you to our ingredient and finished product testing services. If you’re not able to come you can […]

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Detection of plant glycoalkaloids in potatoes and processed potato products

The plant glycoalkaloids are toxic steroidal glycosides and the most relevant to food safety are those occurring in the potato. Following ingestion they can produce gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea Neotron performs the analysis of glycoalkaloids by LC-MS/MS technique, permitting to detect the residues of α-solanine and α-chaconine in potatoes and […]

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Determination of Alternaria toxins in food

Alternaria toxins are mycotoxins produced by Alternaria species that cause plant diseases on many crops. They are the principal contaminating fungi in wheat, sorghum and barley, and have also been reported to occur in oilseeds such as sunflower and rapeseed, tomato, apples, citrus fruits, olives and several other fruits and vegetables. Neotron performs the analysis […]

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