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Welcome to Minerva Scientific!
Consultant Analysts to the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries
Experts in honey testing

Honey and Bee products

Pharmaceuticals

Veterinary Products

Food & Feed

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Minerva Scientific – a Tentamus company

With over 15 years of expertise in the testing and consulting industry, Minerva Scientific is a specialist analytical laboratory based in Derbyshire, UK. We hold UKAS ISO17025 accreditation for a wide range of analytical tests for food and feed –and are the leading experts in honey testing in the UK. We also hold MHRA GMP approval for the chemical testing of pharmaceutical and veterinary products.

Our policy is to provide an exceptional standard of testing and consultancy services to the Food and Pharmaceutical industries, with our expertise being provided by senior personnel with extensive experience in quality assurance and analytical testing gained with leading UK and European based organizations.

We are committed to being the best in the industry. Contact us to see how we can drive down your costs while offering market leading levels of quality and service.

As part of the Tentamus Group our full-service global network enables us to offer complete analytics and innovative solutions that meet national and international requirements for quality and safety control. We would be happy to provide a tailored quotation to meet your needs and welcome the opportunity to provide the best possible cost-effective solution.

Minerva – a lab for life.

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Risk evaluation of nitrosamines in pharmaceuticals

As of October 2020, EMA and the national competent authorities are asking marketing authorisation holders for metformin-containing medicines to test their medicines before releasing them onto the market. The risk evaluation for chemical medicines should be completed at the latest by 31 March 2021 and 1 July 2021 for biological medicines. If a risk is ... Continued

Ethylene oxide residues still found in sesame seeds

Sesame seeds and sesame products have been recalled from the market many times in the recent past due to ethylene oxide residues. In a recent test, sesame seeds and foods containing sesame were tested and elevated levels of ethylene oxide were still detected in four of 44 products. Ethylene oxide is a pesticide used to ... Continued

Possible faults in vegan minced meat

Worldwide, more and more people live vegan, i.e. they avoid all animal products for various reasons. Therefore, the market for vegan meat alternatives such as vegan minced meat is booming, so that a bolognese or a chili can also be prepared vegan.   Mineral oil components do not taste vegan as well   In a ... Continued

How to Collect Samples for Pesticide Residue Testing

Now, before you even get to collecting itself, you will need to prepare adequately for it. Here are some of the things that you should consider. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Since there is a very high chance of personal contamination, you will need to protect yourself by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, including masks, gloves, and ... Continued

New Pollen analysis - Judgement according to variable literature

The judgement of unifloral honey by pollen analysis is done in accordance with the requirements of EC honey directive (2001/110/EC) according to which unifloral honeys must have certain microscopic, physical-chemical and organoleptic characteristics. In Germany many unifloral honeys are regulated in the German Guideline for honey in more detail. Beside the minimum pollen content, the ... Continued

L.A.B. achieves ENAC accreditation in juices, nuts, and oilseeds

L.A.B. | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico continues its commitment to quality and continuous improvement of all analytical services provided. In consequence, L.A.B. has extended the accreditation for multi-residue analysis methods for pesticides in juices, nuts, and oilseeds (Exp. No. 493/LE1019) with a flexible scope in matrices and pesticides. This scope complements in an excellent way the ... Continued

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