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Featured news • 21 May 2014 • Thermo Fisher Scientific
Breakthrough design with intuitive interface offers a new level of user confidence and ease of use…
Whitepaper: Yield stress of jam, chocolate spread and peanut butter measured with Thermo Scientific HAAKE Viscotester iQ and vane rotors
Whitepapers • 1 April 2014 • Thermo Fisher
A standard task in the Quality Control (QC) of typical food spreads – like jam, chocolate spread or peanut butter – is the determination of the yield stress in a container…
Rapid and automated screening of priority β-agonists in urine using high resolution LC-MS technology
Issue 4 2011 • 6 September 2011 • Thorsten Bernsmann and Peter Fürst, Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute, and Michal Godula, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Beta-agonists (β-agonists) are synthetically produced compounds that are widely known for their bronchodilatory and tocolytic effects. At higher doses, these substances also have anabolic effects and can promote live weight gain in food producing animals. Clenbuterol is the most commonly used β-agonist for growth-promoting purposes, despite the fact that there have been documented cases when consumption of liver and meat from animals treated with clenbuterol has resulted in serious human intoxication1. Increased levels of β-agonists and their analogs have been associated with acute toxic effects such as heart palpitation, muscle tremor, tetany and severe migraines.
Due to their adverse effects, the use of β-agonists has been banned by the European Union and other regulatory agencies worldwide. Nevertheless, monitoring programmes have shown that β-agonists are still illegally used by food producers and moreover, newly developed analogs with modified structures are being continuously introduced in routine practice. As a result, there is a clear need for quick and simple screening methods to routinely and accurately monitor levels of β-agonists in samples of animal origin, including urine, plasma and tissues.
Thermo Fisher Scientific increases production of screening solutions in response to E. coli crisis in Europe
Featured news • 6 June 2011 • Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific, has responded to the E. coli O104 crisis in Europe…
Summer Symposium returns in 2011 with a much broader scope…
Thermo Fisher Scientific, announced a new customer application video which shows food microbiologists how Oxoid Dry-Bags are a labour-saving, convenient and rapid way to prepare and dispense large volumes of culture media and diluents…
Issue 6 2010 • 15 December 2010 • Gerry Broski, Food Safety Director, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Renzo Boni, Laboratory Manager, Conserve Italia
There are currently over one thousand recognised pesticides utilised in the production of foodstuffs worldwide, with the requirement for pesticide usage growing as consumer demand for food at a low cost and out of season increases. With pesticides such as lindane and carbendazim linked with cancer, fertility problems and hormone disruption, strict regulations governing pesticide usage have been globally implemented with Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for pesticides being imposed. The general level of MRLs acceptable in food products has recently been reduced in the EU and Japan to below 0.01mg/kg (10 ppb).
Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Same Day Results for Environmental Listeria with DuPont Qualicon BAX® System Listeria Assay
Thermo Fisher Scientific, announced the DuPont Qualicon BAX® System Listeria Assay…
Oxoid reports that its agar for identifying Bacillus cereus can accurately test food and beverages for this illness-causing micro-organism.
Featured news • 28 May 2010 • Oxoid
Oxoid today announced that the Remel RapID™ microbial identification systems are now available alongside the Oxoid range.
Featured news • 11 May 2010 • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Oxoid, a world leading microbiology brand, announced that the latest edition of its journal, Culture (Volume 31, No 1), is now available.
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