GALAB offers a new and fast ethylene oxide analysis

GALAB offers a new and fast ethylene oxide analysis

GALAB offers a new and fast ethylene oxide analysis

The fumigant ethylene oxide kills bacteria, viruses and fungi. In Germany, however, fumigation of food has been banned since the early 1980s, in the European Union and other countries on the continent since 1990. 🌍

Ethylene oxide has been confirmed to be carcinogenic and mutagenic. Food with residues of ethylene oxide are therefore classified as unsafe for health. Nevertheless, the substance is still used in third countries, for example in oilseeds and sesame seeds from India. 🌱

Due to increasing customer inquiries, GALAB has developed its own analytics, which are available from now on. The measuring method developed is a fast headspace GC-MS analysis. With this method, ethylene oxide can be reliably determined as ethylene oxide (sum of ethylene oxide and 2-chloroethanol, expressed as ethylene oxide) according to the residue definition. 🔬

On October 26, 2020, a new regulation of the EU Commission came into force (Regulation (EU) 2020/1540 of October 22, 2020). This states that 50 percent of the sesame seeds from India must be examined for residues of ethylene oxide. It replaces the previous Regulation (EU) 2019/1793. 📑

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