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Progesterone: requirements for a good PT

Veterinary drugs including antibiotics, growth hormones (like progesterone, estradiol- 17β…), and antihelminths are used legally and illegally for disease control and growth promotion in livestock animals. Hormones are used for a number of reasons in animal-based food production. Some such reasons are: Young animals gain weight faster Reduced waiting time Reduction in the average amount … Continue reading Progesterone: requirements for a good PT

Pesticides in dried and dehydrated fruit: a growing concern

The consumption of dried and dehydrated fruit is constantly growing in Europe in the last years. This is mainly due to the numerous positive effects that these products have on health, and also considering that they are easily found on large-scale distribution in various formats. The increase in consumption of dried and dehydrated fruit is … Continue reading Pesticides in dried and dehydrated fruit: a growing concern

Corticosteroids: illegal use in livestock

Corticosteroids and specifically synthetic glucocorticoids (e.g. dexamethasone, betamethasone, prednisolone …) are molecules widely used in veterinary clinical practice. The illicit use of synthetic corticosteroids as growth promoters is a fairly common practice in beef cattle breeding. These drugs can be administered individually, or in combination with other unauthorized molecules (e.g. sex hormones and beta-agonists). The … Continue reading Corticosteroids: illegal use in livestock

2021 PTs partecipants Satisfaction Survey.

With the aim of a continuous improvement of the Quality Management System of our company and our Proficiency Testing Schemes.

How much acrylamide is there in your meal?

Acrylamide is a chemical that naturally forms in starchy food products during high-temperature cooking at +120°C and low moisture. It is nowadays well known that, according to 2015 EFSA risk assessment, the presence of acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups. It becomes more and more … Continue reading How much acrylamide is there in your meal?

PTs for pesticides in food: what do participants prefer?

The input from the market often indicates us the need of PTs for specific pesticides in food, but not always… so we decide to collect the needs of the laboratories through several surveys. For honey and milk pesticides proficiency testing schemes we actively involved all our audience in programming, by proposing two surveys in order … Continue reading PTs for pesticides in food: what do participants prefer?

The state of Fusarium contamination in the last decade

In this article we want to highlight the results of a study that examined the presence of mycotoxins, in particular of the Fusarium group, in maize samples from all over the world. The study “MULTIPLE MYCOTOXINS DETECTED IN CORN harvested on four continents in 2020” by Jog Raj, Hunor Farkaš, Zdenka Jakovčević, Marko Vasiljević and … Continue reading The state of Fusarium contamination in the last decade

PT for the research of Thyrostats in Bovine urine

Thyrostats are orally active substances used in medicine and in veterinary medicine to regulate the synthesis of T3 and T4 hormones by the thyroid gland. They can be illecitly administered to livestock for fattering, in fact both of these hormones are involved in metabolism regulation. The use of thyrostats in breeding causes relatively animal body … Continue reading PT for the research of Thyrostats in Bovine urine

PT for the research of nitroimidazoles in bovine muscle

From market needs studies it was found the interest of researching nitroimidazoles in bovine muscle.

NEWS 2022: New PT for Natamycin in hard cheese

This year we want to offer you a completely new Proficiency Test born thanks to your precious help. During the year we collaborate with the participants of Progetto Trieste by collecting their comments, suggestions and requests in order to offer the best possible service at our customers. From the surveys’ results carried out in 2021, … Continue reading NEWS 2022: New PT for Natamycin in hard cheese

New concentration level for histamine PT: 3 levels of histamine with 1 subscription!

Progetto Trieste has improved his Proficiency Testing Scheme for histamine in tuna, without rising his prices! We introduced for each Proficiency Testing Scheme for Freshness parameters in food a further concentration level for histamine. For each PT, by paying just one subscription, you will receive 3 Test Materials, corresponding to the 3 different concentrations of … Continue reading New concentration level for histamine PT: 3 levels of histamine with 1 subscription!

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6 NEW PTs for Veterinary Drug Residues

More than 50 PTs for Veterinary Drug Residues in food with new proposals each year!

27 Countries participated in our Vet Drug Residues PTs in Honey

An international PT Scheme for honey with more than 50 participants. More than 20 years of experience as PT provider for Veterinary Drug Residues.

New FOOD Preservatives Proficiency Testing Schemes

Additives in several matrices: milk, hard cheese, shrimps, vegetables, meat products