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23.09.2015 | At its last meeting, the German BNN has decided to release a public state­ment on the application of the BNN orientation value for biphenyl and anthraquinone detected in organic herbs, spices, herbal teas and tea. read more

25.08.2015 | Effective of 1th July 2015, the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH) has modified interim levels for residues of perchlorate in dried herbal and fruit infusions. read more

07.07.2015 | With a monitoring programme, the EU would like to collect further data on the presence of tropane alkaloids in food. read more


01.07.2015 | We have repeatedly demonstrated our competence in the current spring laboratory competence test by the QS society – fruits-vegetables-potato and have participated with good success. read more

18.06.2015 | Once more, frozen strawberries and berries are subject to a recall campaign. Noroviruses in strawberries from Egypt were detected. read more


20.05.2015 | We have considered current developments and have included two further parameters into our pesticide multi methods GALAB Pesticides 500Plus® for you. read more

23.04.2015 | Some Glykoalkaloids are toxic compounds synthesized by plants of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) for protection against pests and herbivorous animals. read more

17.04.2015 | Labelling of ingredients and processing aids containing allergens is compulsory for bulk goods according to the new food information regulation (regulation (EU) No 1169/2011). read more

18.03.2015 | Since 16.03.2015, new interim levels for perchlorate are applied in the EU, which were defined by the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (StALuT) on 10th of March 2015. read more

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

12.11.2014 | DDAC (Dicecyldimethylammoniumchloride) and BAC (Benzalkonium­chloride) are surface active disinfectants and can be chemically classified as quarternary ammonium compounds. read more

22.10.2014 | As of 13th December 2014, EU Council regulation (EC) 1169/2011 (regarding the information of consumers about the food product) substitutes the nutritional and labelling regulations currently in force. read more

04.07.2014 | Findings of ESBL germs are not only restricted to meat and cold cuts. In foods of plant origin like vegetables, herbs and spices resistant germs were detected. read more

04.06.2014 | Phosphine or phosphorus hydride (PH3) is applied as fumigant to kill storage pests in ware houses or containers. This procedure is legitimate for conventional food, however, for organic foods it causes a problem. read more

14.03.2014 | At the moment public focus is on phos­phonic acid after the German consumer magazine “Ökotest” had tested organic grapes and published results in its edition 10/2013. read more

12.03.2014 | We are up to date with our assessment! The BNN guidance value of 0.01 mg/kg for DDAC and BAC in primary plant products is back in force for organic food stuff being produced after 31.01.2014. read more

11.12.2013 | GALAB has repeatedly scored in the ring test of QS Fachgesellschaft Obst, Gemüse, Kartoffeln GmbH (Quality Assurance scheme by the fruits, vegetables, potatoes society) in autumn 2013. read more

30.05.2013 | According to latest findings mixed salads have borderline microbiological values. At least this is being claimed repeatedly – or are these findings derived from actual analyses? read more

16.04.2013 | On 15.03.2013 the CVUA Stuttgart has notified tomatoes from Spain to the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). These samples contained perchlorate residues between 0.31 and 0.4 mg/kg. read more

01.03.2013 | Today it was notified that at least 10,000 to of corn feed were brought into circulation which were contaminated with the mycotoxin Aflatoxin B1.
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15.02.2013 | At the beginning of the year horse meat was detected for the first time in beef in England. read more


13.02.2013 | In January 2013 the German association for organic food and products - production and trading (BNN) has carried out the first ring test for its accredited laboratories. read more

01.11.2012 | We have expanded our pesticides multi method and as usual are up to date and application oriented with our pesticide analytics. read more


02.01.2012 | Amendment of Maximum Limits for Nitrate in Spinach and Salad - New Limit for Rocket Salad in April 2012! read more


16.11.2011 | As a consequence to EHEC findings in fenugreek seeds in 2011 the QS Qualität und Sicherheit GmbH (Quality and Safety Ltd.) will introduce an additional guideline "Preparation fruits, vegetables and potatoes". read more

15.06.2011 | Precision Landing at Residue Monitoring for Fruits, Vegetables and Potatoes. read more


Nicotine is an alkaloid found naturally in the nightshade family of plants (Solanaceae), such as tobacco with biosynthesis taking place in the roots.
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Raw foods should usually not contain high levels of PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons). read more

Sudan I, II, III and IV are industrial dyes normally used for colouring plastics and other synthetic materials. read more

In the mid-1950s, hormones were increasingly administered to cattle in the US and the UK as feed additives. Other types of substances like antibiotics also became available. more

The GALAB multi method comprises more than 500 relevant plant protection agents and is continuously adapted to market requirements. read more

GALAB Laboratories provides the analysis of different residual solvents in food, food additives and feeding stuff. read more

Malachite Green in Fish and Fish Products read more

2-Ethylhexanoic Acid in Baby Food and Fruit Juices read more

Validation and Determination of Vet Drug Residues in Food and Feeding Stuff considering as Example of Coccidiostats by LC-MS-MS read more

Determination of Chloramphenicol and Nitrofuran Metabolites in Honey and Beeswax read more

Protection against Chloramphenicol in Food read more

Harmful Nitrofuranes in Food read more

Arsenic Speciation in environmental Samples and Food Product read more