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Harmonised action limits for MOAH in food

November 2022

Due to the particular toxicological relevance of MOAH in food, some EU Member States requested some harmonized cut-off values for enforcement throughout the EU. Considering this is not an official regulation, each Member State can decide how to implement the abovementioned maximum levels.

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Succesful relana audit

Primoris is part of relana, the quality circle of a dozen European labs concerning analysis of pesticides and contaminants. Earlier this year Primoris saw a relana audit and received excellent feedback. In the first place the lab shows a high and stable level of quality and furthermore, the auditors were impressed with the competence of our staff.

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Monitoring of Alternaria Toxins

The European Commission (EC) has published the commission recommendation (EU) 2022/553 on monitoring the presence of Alternaria toxins in food, in which it requests EFSA to carry out a human exposure assessment. The recommendation stipulates that Member States, in close cooperation with the food business operators, should monitor the Alternaria toxins Alternariol (AOH), Alternariol monomethyl ether (AME) and Tenuazonic acid (TeA).

Food fraud – analysis on authenticity on oregano

Ciboris investigates food fraud on herbs and spices, cereals, fruit juices and fresh foodstuffs. They recently finished a research project together with Ghent University, ML2Grow and CRA-W in which they focused specifically on food fraud in oregano.

Ciboris Webinar: Tackling Food Fraud in Fruit and Fruit Juices

As your reliable source for training Ciboris is offering you a free webinar on methodologies to combat food fraud in fruit and fruit juices. SGF International e.V. and Ciboris are collaborating to tackle one of the more difficult cases in fruit juice authentication: detection of peach puree in apricot puree. This adulteration with a biologically similar product is hard to uncover.