Highlights

“NDELA” Nitrosamine in pharma products

Pharmaceutical companies, involved in the production of finished pharmaceutical products, such as topical creams or foams, following the risk assessment envisaged by EMA guidelines, must investigate the presence of any traces of N-Nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA) in their finished products. Learn more

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LIMITS FOR ERGOT ALKALOIDS IN CEREAL AND PROCESSED CEREAL BASED FOOD FOR INFANTS

Ergot alkaloids (EAs) are a group of mycotoxins produced from a fungus of the genus Claviceps, in particular by Claviceps purpurea, which infects cereals, cereal-based products, feed and food for infants. The European Commission has published REGULATION (EU) 2021/1399 amending Regulation (EC) no. 1881/2006 as regards the maximum levels of sclerotia of Claviceps spp. and […]

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Neotron @ Vitafoods Europe

From Tuesday 5 October to Thursday 7 October, we are waiting for you at our stand K245 at Vitafoods Europe, the international exhibition dedicated to the world of nutraceuticals, where our team will be delighted to introduce you to our ingredient and finished product testing services. Neotron @ Vitafoods Europe The world nutriceutical events STAND […]

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Determination of cadmium and lead in foodstuffs: new limits

In August 2021 the European Commission published the Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1323 and 2021/1317 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of cadmium and lead in certain foodstuffs. This Regulation amends MRLs for cadmium and lead in some matrices and establish maximum levels for other foodstuffs. Learn more New maximum levels of cadmium […]

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ANALYSIS of PFASs IN FOOD

PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances) are a large group of synthetic chemical compounds highly versatile and used in many industrial and consumer applications. The widespread use of these substances, together with their resistance to natural degradation processes, leads to a high degree of environmental contamination becoming widely present in the water environment and consequently in agricultural products […]

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ADJUSTMENT OF THE RESIDUE DEFINITION IN BABY FOOD

Delegated regulation (EU) N° 2021/1041 has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, amending the delegated regulation (EU) 2016/127 as regards the requirements on pesticides in infant formulas and follow-on formula. The amendments concern the definition of “residue” where it is necessary to align the definitions in the delegated regulation (EU) 2016/127 […]

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Nitrosamine: EMA limits for N-Nitrosomorpholine in drugs

The regulatory authority, in the latest revision “EMA / 409815/2020 Rev.4” of 29 June 2021, added N-nitrosomorpholine (59-89-2) to the list of Nitrosamines to monitor, introducing the maximum limit for this molecule. Neotron Pharma analytically supports its customers with screening, validation and API-excipient interaction studies. Learn more

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Determination of monacolin K

A draft Commission Regulation has been published and the intention is to update Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 on substances subject to restrictions and substances under European Community surveillance. Thanks to Neotron expertise, the aim is to support clients to put safe products in the market to guarantee food safety and human health […]

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New methods for detection of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

Neotron is glad to inform that in addition to the methods “Detection of Salmonella ISO 6579- 1” and “Detection of Listeria monocytogenes ISO 11290-1” two new accredited methods are now available: Detection of Salmonella spp. (ELFA) AFNOR BIO 12/32-10/11 2020 Detection of Listeria monocytogenes (ELFA) AFNOR BIO 12/27-02/10 2020 The new ELFA methods are accredited […]

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Veterinary Drugs Screening

The use of veterinary drugs in food-producing animals has the potential to generate residues in animal-derived products (meat, milk, eggs, and honey) and poses a health hazard to the consumer. Veterinary drug residues are the very small amounts of veterinary medicines that can remain in animal products and therefore make their way into the food […]

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