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28 November 2018

New legislation aims to reduce acrylamide in foodstuffs

Acrylamide is a substance that is found in a range of foodstuffs, and that can be harmful to health if it is consumed in high doses. Experts on the panel of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) for contaminants in the food chain have indicated that acrylamide in foodstuffs may be linked to an increased risk […]

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28 November 2018

Meet Frank Cobussen

“I started working at Eurofins on the 1st of March as Managing Director for the location in Barendrecht. I am 46 years old, born in Nijmegen and been living in Belgium for almost 11 years. My parents were both active in the hospitality business, so working hard is in my DNA. I am married to […]

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3 October 2018

Eurofins and International Pepper Community

Eurofins and International Pepper Community sign Memorandum of Understanding at the 46th Annual Session of the IPC The 46th Annual Session and Meetings of the IPC was hosted by the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities of the Government of Malaysia and jointly organized by the International Pepper Community from 2nd to the 4th of […]

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10 September 2018

Meet Jaap Hengstmengel

“What I like most about my job is the diversity within the dynamic food & feed market. Helping my customers with a variety of questions about the analyses and services we offer, such as consultancy or surveying is both challenging and highly rewarding. For me, the keywords at Eurofins are Customer focus, Quality and Integrity.” […]

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10 September 2018

Food and water safety first with Eurofins Bureau de Wit!

Bureau de Wit is a member of the Eurofins Netherlands organisation. We are located in Almere but are represented throughout the Netherlands. Bureau de Wit is an independent and nationally operating organisation for monitoring and consultancy on food and water safety. Food safety Thanks to our flexible working approach, thinking along with our customers and […]

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10 September 2018

Eurofins Online (EOL): 24/7 online access to our laboratories

Eurofins OnLine (EOL), our free online service, now allows you to enjoy 24/7 access to our laboratories. That means you can track your samples from registration to test report, as well as taking advantage of many other benefits. Read more about the benefits and how you can apply for EOL. To watch the video click […]

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10 September 2018

The Royal Dutch Grain and Feed Trade Association (Het Comité) renews its partnership with Eurofins

As part of the Hygiene Code for grain, seed and pulses harvesting, processing and supply companies, Het Comité has once again chosen Eurofins to perform the analyses of the sector monitoring programme for the 2018 harvest. As one of only four Gafta referee labs in the world, we are very proud to have been chosen […]

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27 March 2018

Update pesticide scope

Since March 1st a new version of our scope DRF-133 (version 14) is in use. This contains a few important changes in your favor, which we want to inform you about. The most important change has occurred in the pesticide residue analysis, also known as our ‘combi analysis’ (PZV01). This analysis consisted of analysis package […]

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27 February 2018

MOSH MOAH in food are accredited

We are proud to announce that Eurofins obtained new accreditations. From February 22nd on all our analyses for the determination of MOSH/MOAH in food are ISO17025 accredited. This means that, after the accreditation for the analysis on low fatty foods and packaging materials, also the determination for MOSH/MOAH in high fatty foods and migration testing are […]

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9 February 2018

Eurofins Food and Feed Testing – GAFTA Laboratory

The Eurofins Food & Feed Testing Laboratory in Rotterdam (formerly LabCo) was established in 1957 by the Royal Dutch Grain and Feed Trade Association and has a rich history in grain and animal feed testing.  The laboratory is a certified GAFTA analysis and arbitration laboratory, of which there are just four worldwide, with one in the […]

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9 February 2018

Meet Vince Leeuwestein – Team leader ASM

My name is Vince Leeuwestein, I am 31 years old and I live in Oud-Beijerland, a place close to Barendrecht. I started working at Eurofins 7 years ago at the samples registration. After several years I switched to the function of Analytical Service Manager (ASM) and since a few months I am the team leader […]

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2 February 2018

30 Years Testing for life!

It has been 30 years since Eurofins Scientific was founded. Eurofins has grown from a small start-up into a global market leader in the field of bio-analytical testing for food, water, the environment and pharmaceutical products. Besides, Eurofins is one of the largest suppliers in the world in a growing number of other markets, such […]

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22 January 2018

New tests ‘Yeast cell wall polysaccharides: b-glucan and mannans’

Yeast cell wall polysaccharides and particularly the b -glucans and mannans are gaining interest in the food and feed industry as ingredients, nutritional supplements and functional food. The Carbohydrate Competence Centre (Eurofins Food Testing, The Netherlands) is proud to be able to offer tests suitable for yeast b-glucan and mannan determination. In our leaflet you […]

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19 December 2017

Precautionary measures taken because of increased amounts of rumen resistant fats in animal feed

Too high amounts of rumen-resistant fats in animal feed can lead to production problems and have an adverse effect on the quality of butter and cream. This is why Dutch dairy producers, joined together in the NZO (Dutch Dairy Association) and the trade organisation for the animal feed industry (Nevedi – Dutch Feed Industry Association), […]

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12 December 2017

Analysis of Fructans validated conform National Standard of the people’s republic of China

The Carbohydrate Competence Centre (Eurofins Food Testing Netherlands) is proud to announce the availability of the method conform the national standard of the people’s republic of China GB 5009.255-2016 “ Determination of fructan in foods” as a validated test according to ISO 17025. This method is needed for importing fructan containing products in to China, in […]

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13 October 2017

Development of a new Standard Method for the Determination of Sugars in Dairy Products

Our Carbohydrate Competence Centre is proud to announce the publishing of their manuscript in the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. This manuscript is about the determination of sugars in dairy products: the Development of a new Standard Method for International Dairy Federation (IDF) and Internal Organization for Standardization (ISO). This test is now available at Eurofins Carbohydrate […]

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25 July 2017

Pesticide Fipronil in eggs! EUROFINS analyzes

Seven poultry farms are blocked by the Dutch Food Safety Authority (NVWA) because they found the illegal substance fipronil in eggs. They are not allowed to dispose more eggs. The NVWA made this announcement on 22 July 2017. Fipronil is a pesticide and is not allowed to use in the poultry industry. Fipronil is a […]

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18 July 2017

Report of Eurofins Food Testing Netherlands

EVMI, the medium for management in the food industry, has made a nice report about Eurofins Food Testing Netherlands. On the website of EVMI can you see this report.

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14 July 2017

Total Fructan according to AOAC 999.03

The Carbohydrate Competence Centre is proud to announce the availability of the AOAC 999.03 based method as a completely validated test for all food matrices according to ISO 17025.  The same test is in the process of receiving the accreditation status in 2017.  This method is available  with the test codes HEC3D (solids) and HEC3E […]

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31 May 2017

The most modern microbiological laboratory in the world

“A minimum volume is necessary to justify automation. Eurofins has that” Eurofins Food Testing Netherlands starts this year with the construction of the most modern microbiological laboratory in the world, where the latest technologies. One example is the robot; InoBot, which already frequently is used in microbiological research. Read more in this article:Eurofins advertorial EVMI edition 4, Microlab

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24 April 2017

For safety and reliability: Eurofins Food Testing

Melamine in baby food or rotten meat from Brazil in your burger? Food scandals which no one is waiting for. Eurofins Food Testing Netherlands ensures that consumers can sleep and tasty to eat. “By reliable research in our laboratories with a global network of knowledge and expertise behind us, we check whether you get what […]

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10 April 2017

Eurofins opens its laboratory for YOF!

 Eurofins opens its laboratory for Young professionals in oils and fats.  You will see and experience our laboratory facilities and learn on the methods and regulation around food testing analysis, especially in oils and fats. Please find the further details in this invitation: Invitation “YOF Eurofins -13th April 2017′ When: Thursday 13th of April, 2017 […]

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7 April 2017

EU MRL adjustment and residue definition of chlormequat chlorid

On the 3th of November 2017 the residue definition of chlormequat is changing, and therefore some EU MRL’s for this component might change as well.  The latest residue definition of chlormequat included only chlormequat as a component, on advice of EFSA this is adjusted to the sum of chlormequat and its salts, expressed as chlormequatchloride. […]

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15 March 2017

International experts in Carbohydrates

Do you want more information from our experts of Eurofins Carbohydrate Competence Centre? Please contact us by mail: carbohydrates@eurofins.com Our article in Dutch Magazine EVMI, March 2017:Internationaal expert in Koolhydraten Eurofins Editie 2 EVMI maart 2017

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16 February 2017

Which nutritional values do I list on my label?

An article in Quest Magazine of February 2017 explains why unpackaged food does not require ingredients information. But what information should be visible on the label of a packaged food item and what are the requirements for the nutritional values? The easiest answer would be that this information can be found in the EU Ordinance […]

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20 January 2017

COSTCO SUPPLIER AUDIT

Apart from the obligatory GFSI Approved Quality Certificate, manufacturers who want to supply Costco (USA) with their products are required to undergo an annual food safety audit and meet the requirements of the Food Safety Audit Expectations. Eurofins has been approved by Costco to perform these audits. The audit consists of evaluating the quality systems […]

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25 November 2016

Mini-Symposium Carbohydrates in Food, Pet Food & Feed 27 March 2017

For registration please use the link in our website www.carbohydratestesting.com For more information please contact us at carbohydratesymposium@eurofins.com Click here for the flyer: Mini-Symposium on Carbohydrates in Food Pet Food and Feed

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