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Increase in GMO Canola

Increase in GMO Canola

Food containing GMOs must be approved in the EU. In Germany, the federal states are responsible for monitoring the placing on the market of GMOs and products made from them. Results of the official analyzes in Baden-Württemberg In 2022 A total of 546 food samples were...

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Insect Food Ingredient with Risks and Side Effects?

Insect Food Ingredient with Risks and Side Effects?

The EU Commission has approved two additional forms of edible insects for use in food. The new EU Regulation 2023/5 authorizes partially defatted powder of Acheta domesticus (domestic cricket) and EU Regulation 2023/58 authorizes the use of the frozen, pasty, dried...

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Discontinuation of CONGEN ServiceLab from 2023

Discontinuation of CONGEN ServiceLab from 2023

Developing detection systems based on nucleic acid analysis using PCR in the field of allergens, GMO and animal species and offering these to customers in the form of kits for their own use or as a service analysis, Matthias Kuhn and Steffen Mergemeier founded CONGEN...

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5 million PCR beads for PoC applications

5 million PCR beads for PoC applications

CONGEN supplies more than 5 million PCR beads since 2020 for PoC applications from various manufacturers The trend in the molecular diagnostic field towards all-in-one platforms has been ongoing for several years. All-in-one platform means that the nucleic acid...

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Detection of Pine Nut

Detection of Pine Nut

Pine trees are mainly cultivated in the Mediterranean region and their fruits (pine nut) are used in food preparation (including pesto, salads, toppings). Pine nuts contain many valuable ingredients. They contain a lot of vitamin B1, B2, A, niacin and vitamin E....

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