Chemists develop safe alternatives to phthalates used in plastics
Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed safer alternatives to the phthalate plasticizers used to enhance the suppleness, flexibility, and longevity of plastics.
Check Out the “Clean 15”
EGW (Environmental Working Group) puts out the list of “Clean 15” and “Dirty Dozen” fruits and vegetables each year. These 15 fruits and vegetables makes up the “Clean 15” l…
Pesticides in Wine and Beer
SPEX CertiPrep Application Note: Examination of Pesticides in Wine, Beer and their Constituent Products Using High-Throughput Techniques to Maximize Extraction & Efficiency. There are hundreds …
Tech Tip Tuesdays
With Patricia Atkins, R&D and New Products Chemist
Pesticides are now a daily part of our world, from the anti-bacterial soaps we use to the commercial pesticides that are applied to our food. Over the past fifty years, the number of commercially available pesticide formulations has grown from a few dozen to thousands of preparations.
This technical tip will look at the development of modern pesticides and how those pesticides are applied, regulated and analyzed. While some of these pesticides are easily screened by using conventional and traditional methods of analysis, some pesticides, however, can be more challenging. We will discuss some of the most popular pesticides in use and the challenges some modern pesticides being used today in the cannabis industry.
Europe’s Cucumber Salmonella Outbreak Reminds Manufacturers to Stay Current with Food Compliance...
Europe is experiencing a rise in cases of Salmonella linked to cucumbers in ready-to-eat foods. We are reminding manufacturers of the importance of quality assurance and staying informed about food compliance.
NEW USP 232 Inhalation Products
We have expanded our USP Product Line! Introducing our new line of USP Inhalation Products Inhalants are a well proven method for drug delivery first reported in the early 20th century.…