Accredited foreign object detection & analysis according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025

Although food companies take far-reaching quality assurance measures, foreign body findings are not uncommon at all stages of food production. In order to avoid safety risks and economic damage, reliable foreign body detection is therefore indispensable. Once such an occurrence has been detected, it is important to identify the foreign body precisely, because this is the only way to assess its relevance for product safety so that the right quality assurance measures can be initiated.


Resolutions of the 88th Working Meeting of the ALTS

The resolutions of the 88th working meeting of the ALTS (food hygiene and food of animal origin working group) have been published on the website of the BVL (Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety) and in the Journal for Consumer Protection and Food Safety.


New guidelines for oil seeds, masses made from them and other confectionery products

With the new version, the guidelines have been conformed in their form and structure to other guiding principles that have already been revised. Some products such as various oil seeds (e.g. pecan kernels, coconut) and types of marzipan (e.g. Edelmarzipan, Königsberger marzipan) were added.


Verification of authenticity in food of animal origin

In 2021, various meat products and dairy products were examined in the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Offices (CVUA) of Baden-Württemberg with regard to the declared animal species. The samples came from the catering industry, the trade and directly from food manufacturers.


Update - Maximum levels for vitamins and minerals

The European Union (EU) has wanted to set standard maximum levels for vitamins and minerals for years. Until today, however, the EU member states have not been able to agree on uniform values. In the meantime, the discussions have been resumed.