Food

Quality Control for Food

Now more than ever, savvy consumers pay careful attention to the quality of the food they buy and eat. Ingredients and the size of packaging have become important sales factors and deal-makers. Take advantage of our one-stop shop service for analyzing ingredients and nutritional content. We can also test for bacterial contamination and check your labeling and packaging. Do you have any questions on hygiene requirements or want to apply for state subsidies? Our staff can inform you on all aspects of food production.

Benefits at a Glance

With neutral product testing by experts from TÜV Rheinland, you can:

  • Improve your market position with tested products
  • Document how you adhere to the legal requirements of regulations for biological agents
  • Communicate your high quality standards
  • Strengthen your customer’s confidence in your products
  • Boost confidence in the quality and harmlessness of your products

Our Test Methods

As an accredited testing laboratory, we perform the following tests and examinations as part of our food analysis and food inspection services:

Microbiological and Chemical Analyses

  • Microbiological Tests
    • Determination of germ content in foods
    • Selective detection of spoilage
    • Selective detection of pathogenic bacteria, such as salmonella, listeria, legionella, bacillus cereus, staphylococci, pseudomonas, or clostridia perfringens
    • Identification of yeasts and molds
    • Microbial differentiation
    • Rapid microbiology hygiene methods of ATP measurement
    • Contract research and development activities
    • Inspection of counter- and duplicate samples
    • Inspection of drinking water in accordance with drinking water regulation requirements

  • Chemical Tests
    • Nutrient analysis of water, fat, protein, ash, dietary fiber
    • Carbohydrates, such as glucose, fructose, sucrose, lactose, or starch
    • Minerals and trace elements
    • Additives, such as preservatives or dyes
    • Contaminants and residues, such as heavy metals

  • Product monitoring
    • Independent sampling and testing as part of an annual sampling plan, jointly adopted

Inspections

  • Hygiene inspection on-site in line with the agreed schedule
  • Assessment of operational and personal hygiene in accordance with food hygiene regulations (Lebensmittelhygiene-Verordnung, LMHV)
  • Sampling
  • Monitoring of environmental conditions, such as temperature readings, humidity, and air microbial count
  • Review of self-regulatory systems

Consulting

  • Our specialists can advise on all issues - for example, if you wish to apply for subsidies from state funds.

Testing Standards

  • Food, personal products, and feed regulations (Lebensmittel-; Bedarfsgegenstände- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch, or LFGB)
  • § 35 of LMBG
  • Food hygiene regulations (Lebensmittelhygiene-Verordnung, or LMHV)