What to consider when producing histamine-free wine

Histamine is a biogenic amine which is naturally present in many foodstuffs – also in wine. Some people react to high histamine foods with headaches or other symptoms. More and more winemakers [...]

Gluten analysis explained: 10 questions and answers you should know

Codex standard, AOAC certification, R5 or G12 antibody: What does really matter in gluten analysis? We have collected 10 questions about gluten analysis that everyone in the food industry should [...]

Allergen analysis: New challenges, new chances

Food allergens are in the focus of two upcoming events: The 2nd Food Allergen Management Symposium (FAMS 2017) which will start on Sunday in Australia, and shortly thereafter the Free From Food [...]

Histamine: An underrated topic in food analysis?

The 20th Food Allergy Awareness Week will start on Sunday – a good opportunity to draw attention to a fairly unknown food intolerance: histamine intolerance. Here are five questions and answers [...]

Improving allergen analysis: Research project receives subsidies

Together with the Fresenius University and the Geisenheim University, R-Biopharm is developing an improved ELISA method for the detection of food allergens. The federal state of Hesse is [...]

First validated allergen reference material is now available

Certified reference material plays a decisive role in food analysis. But so far, suitable material was missing for allergen analysis. Now, MoniQA Association has presented the first validated [...]

Gluten-free food: Standards and regulations you should know about

Producers of gluten-free food must comply with certain requirements in terms of labelling, manufacturing and analysis. From Codex Alimentarius to the AOECS standard and EU regulations: We have [...]

Food Fraud: An uncalculable risk for allergic persons

Horse meat in lasagna, antifreeze agents in wine or false declared fish: There are many examples for food fraud. The deliberate consumer deception is not only unappetizing – it can be very [...]

Infographic: Watch out for allergens this Christmas

Christmas time is here: A time for love, family – and candy. Last year, more than USD 600 million were spent on Christmas candy in the US. But not everybody can enjoy gingerbread, sugar cookies [...]