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Implementing new requirement 2.5.9 of FSSC 22000 V6 with CIKLab

Starting in April 2024, version 5.1 of FSSC 22000 will be officially replaced by the new version FSSC 22000 V6. Among...

Furocoumarins in food

Furocoumarins are phototoxic compounds found in certain plants, food products, and cosmetics. Their potential presence...

Which software to choose for Food Quality Control in 2024?

Food quality control is fundamental to ensuring food safety. What software is traditionally used in the food industry,...

How to create robust monitoring and Food Safety control Plans ?

In the food industry, maintaining food safety involves precise management of analytical monitoring plans that cover...

What are the different types of food contamination ?

When we talk about food contaminants, we refer to hazards that may be present in or come into contact with food...

10 essential elements on your food analysis purchase orders

In the context of food safety testing, an analysis purchase order is a document issued by a professional, sent to a...

Which chemical contaminants should be tested in foods in 2024?

Controlling chemical contaminants is crucial for food safety, but understanding how to do so can be challenging. The...

Food Testing : which laboratories can quantify PBDEs and BFRs (Brominated Flame Retardants) ?

Since the 1960s, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been used as flame retardants. Their presence in the...

How does the audit trail secure Quality Control?

What is the purpose of the audit trail in agri-food quality control software? Discover how this feature records,...

How to easily create a certificate of analysis (CoA) with CIKLab

Discover how to automate the editing of Certificates of Analysis (CoA) with CIKLab, an innovative application dedicated...

How to read testing reports from our third-party laboratories

Many food safety analyses are outsourced to independent laboratories, often accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard....

Measurement units on food testing reports

Food testing is one of the final steps to ensure "proof in hand" of a product's compliance, a process (e.g.: cleaning)...

Natural Toxins in Foods: what should you check for ?

Among the many contaminants found in our foods, some are not (for once..) of human origin but are naturally produced by...

Which laboratories for cucurbitacins testing ?

Cucurbitacins, found in certain vegetables, can have serious health effects when consumed.

Manual entry of analysis results : a dangerous routine!

Although it may seem simple, entering food analysis results requires constant attention to ensure data accuracy, as the...

7 laboratories to know for PFAS testing

PFAS, or Poly- and PerFluoroAlkyl Substances, are synthetic chemical compounds that are omnipresent in our environment....

Phycotoxins (Marine Biotoxins)

Phycotoxins (marine biotoxins) represent a challenge for food safety. These toxins, produced by certain species of...

Mycotoxins: a silent yet critical risk to food safety

Imagine a type of food contaminant that operates in the shadows, often unfamiliar to the general public, but remarkably...

Efficient Quality Control Plans for the Food Industry in 2024

In the food industry, analytical control plans (self-monitoring plans) require a methodical and detailed approach....

What is a Certificate of Analysis (CoA) ?

The Certificate of Analysis (CoA) is a central document for many industries, including the dietary supplement,...

How to simplify the process of food safety testing ?

Food industry is a sensitive, complex, and incredibly diverse sector. All manufacturers monitor and control their...

Which KPIs to choose for Food Quality Control in 2024?

Why are indicators and KPIs essential for food quality control? How can they be selected to drive improvement and...

How to ensure Food Safety with the 12 steps of HACCP ?

HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is one of the most recognized and widely used methods for assessing and...

Your third-party labs are a precious asset !

The food industry is a highly sensitive sector that requires constant attention to quality control to ensure food...

5 steps to selecting your Third-Party Labs

A large majority of food companies rely on third party laboratories for their quality control analysis needs. How to...

Which analyses are absolutely essential in food industry

To guarantee food safety, it is essential to carry out control analyses throughout the manufacturing process. These...

Are SaaS solutions like CIKLab secure?

SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions have revolutionized the way businesses manage their operations. However, a...

Where does CIKLab’s name come from?

Our online laboratory management software is called CIKLab: but do you know where its name comes from? Return Summary...