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Illegal Dye In Food - Rhodamine B
Rhodamine B is a cancer causing colouring agent that produces a pinkish hue. When applied to shrimp paste(belacan), the coloring agent causes the paste to appear reddish, thus giving it a superficial fresh look. The agent is not meant as a coloring agent food and is only for dyeing plastic wares and textiles.
Under the Food Regulation 1985, Rhodamine B is not allowed for use in food. It was also not allowed in food under Food & Drug Ordinance of 1952. This means that this dye was banned for use in food for more than 50 years. Manufacturers who failed to adhere to the directive would face stern action. Non-compliance could result in a fine of up to RM100,000 or 10 years' jail or both.
Bio Synergy Laboratories, with the expertises and advance instruments, is capable to provide the analysis for Rhodamine B. This will assist manufacturers to ensure their products are complying the regulation. Besides Rhodamine B, we are also able to provide the test for others illegal dyes which include Sudan I, II, III, IV, Para Red & Orange II.
TRIFLURALIN- Warning About The Use In Aquaculture
Currently, the use of Trifluralin- active substances on the list of plant protection agents (herbicides) and are in many components of drug products used in aquaculture to kill fungi, for Parasites and protozoa are very complex evolution. This herbicides, in large doses, can cause cancer in human. In early 2010, Vietnam banned its use in aquaculture, but it is unclear how well that order is being enforced, and residues can remain in the soil for many years. In November 2010, after finding three batches of Vietnamese shrimp that contained trifluralin, Japanese authorities began inspecting 100% of shrimp imports. According to Japan regulation, maximum residue limits (MRLs) of trifluralin are set at 0.001ppm for shrimp and fish.. In Japan, for meat and some vegetables, the trifluralin values are established at 0.05ppm. Apart from Japan, trifluralin contamination is monitored in other developed countries/areas ed. EU, USA and Canada. Bio Synergy Laboratories, with the technical team and high resolution instrument, have the capability to test for Trifluralin at 0.001ppm in shrimp and other aquatic animals. For more information, kindly contact the Bio Synergy Laboratories.
Phthalates are a group of diesters of ortho-phthalic acid (dialkyl or alkyl aryl esters of 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid). Higher-molecular-weight phthalates, such as di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), are primarily used as plasticizers to soften polyvinyl chloride (PVC) products, while the lower-molecular-weight phthalates, such as diethyl phthalate (DEP), di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), and butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), are widely used as solvents to hold color and scent in various consumer and personal care products.
Phthalates have become ubiquitous environmental contaminants due to volatilization and leaching from their widespread applications, and thus contamination of the environment has become another important source for phthalates in foods in addition to migration from packaging materials. The illegal use of the plasticizer DEHP in clouding agents has been reported. Recent controversy over the discovery of contaminated clouding agents in beverages was ratcheted up a notch after an anonymous manufacturers said that the use of illegal food additives in place of palm oil to extend the shelf life of clouding agents was a practice that began two decades ago.
Bio Synergy Laboratories, with the technical team and high resolution instruments, have the capability to test for DEHP and others metabolites (DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP & DNOP) . For more information, kindly contact Bio Synergy Laboratories.
Ethoxyquin* is a quinoline-based antioxidant used as a food preservative (E324) and a pesticide (under commercial names such as "Stop-Scald"). It is commonly used as a preservative in pet foods to prevent the rancidification of fats. Ethoxyquin is also commonly used in spices to prevent color loss due to oxidation of the natural carotenoid pigments.
Since May 18th 2012, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan has tested Ethoxyquin residue -an anti-oxidant substance popularly used in preserving food as apples, chilies, fruits, animal feed and aquatic feed, and found out that there are samples exceed maximum residue limits (MRLs) of 0.01 ppm. In September 2012, Japan's Food Safety Commission announced new regulations that would impose compulsory testing for ethoxyquin in shrimp consignments.
Bio Synergy Laboratories, with the technical team and high resolution instruments, have the capability to test the ethoxyquin residue in the seafood and feed samples down to 0.01ppm. For more information, kindly contact Bio Synergy Laboratories.