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  1. Contaminants
    1. Inorganic Arsenic
    2. Arsenic Speciation
    3. Dioxins
    4. Elements/Heavy Metals
    5. Glycoalkaloids
    6. Mycotoxins
    7. Nicotine
    8. Organic Tin Compounds
    9. PAH
    10. PCB
    11. Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids
    12. Tropane Alkaloids
    13. Plasticisers/Phthalates
    14. other contaminants

Contaminants - It all Depends on the Origin
Environment: inevitable
Environmental contaminants are ubiquitous and mainly due to industrialisation. The stable substances accumulate in the food chain and thus lead to contamination of food. Dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are considered persistent environmental toxins. Therefore maximum limits for contaminations in food were issued by the EU in the regulations 1881/2006 and the regulation for contaminants. GALAB offers an extensive range of services for the analysis of environmental contaminants.

Production and Packaging: Preventable
You have a high quality product - do you also have high quality packaging? An unsuitable packaging material is one of the most common reasons for contamination of food. We protect your product by checking the packaging. Our packaging and food analyses provide safety for all your products.

Feeding Stuff: Carry-over
Whether veterinary drugs or contaminants, feeding stuff is a source of residues in food of animal origin. This is an important point for the organic market with its high quality require­ments. We check your feed for carry-over of veterinary drugs and environmental contaminants.


20.11.2014 | The application to include anthraquinone as bird repellent into annexe I of guideline 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market was already rejected in 2008 due to evidence of a hazardous effect on human health and lacking data for effects on environment and non-target organisms. read more