Every customer has a steady contact person, who is personally responsible for all your needs. Food analysis at AGROLAB means optimal analysis and consulting, from the producer over the food manufacturer through to retail.


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We test raw materials and food products according to recognised methods for all constituent and additive substances: examining the accuracy of the specifications, marketability, nutrition labelling. AGROLAB provides support in the development of sensible, risk-based testing plans and finds the right balance between safety and cost-effectiveness. more and more, we also advise retail chains on formal labelling issues for own-brand product ranges (e.g. Health Claims Ordinance, QUID, etc.).


Analysis of residues in Food
AGROLAB has state-of-the-art, highly sensitive laboratory instruments and exceptional expertise for reliably detecting undesirable substances and residues in food products. We can test the safety of your products for allergens, pesticide residues, heavy metals, dioxins or other contaminants. For tests that are required for a product release, we offer an express service upon request. Our size and capacities allow us to provide regular customers with professional support and free analytical/measurement capacities in crisis situations.



AGROLAB has years of experience and state-of-the-art equipment for testing food products for radioactive isotopes: from regular random checks to mineral water testing for natural and artificial radionuclides, measurements for countries with import regulations and measurements in cases such as Fukushima.


Different oils and fats
Fatty products, fats and oils are analysed at our special laboratory in Rotterdam. Thanks to the laboratory's special expertise, we can test samples from all over the world for quality and impurities (legally defined maximum contents, fatty acids, vitamins ...). With a good connection to the Port of Rotterdam, shiploads can be tested within just a few hours.


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Drinking water is the most closely monitored food product. AGROLAB offers physical, physicochemical, chemical and microbiological tests from a single source.



AGROLAB supports you with best quality analytics in our lab AGROLAB Italia S.R.L. in Altavilla Vicentina. We analyze the quality of green and roasted coffee beans, as well instant and caffeine-free coffee. We also support you in creating an individual test plan for your products.


Novel food - insects

insects on a plate
The growing interest in healthy and sustainable nutrition is generating curiosity, especially when experimenting with new types of food.

Insects in particular are now among the new "food trends".



Novel food - algues

Algues on a plate
The growing interest in healthy and sustainable nutrition is generating curiosity, especially when experimenting with new types of food.

The current "Healthy Food" trend now increasingly includes algae and food supplements made from them.



Food supplements
The AGROLAB GROUP supports you in checking all relevant ingredients (e.g. actives, vitamins, minerals and trace elements) as well as detecting any undesirable substances and harmful residues. We also help you in creating specific risk-based sampling plans and check the proper declaration in accordance with the valid regulations. In addition to a detailed analysis report, we may also provide you with a readily understandable certificate of analysis for your clients.


With its laboratory sites AGROLAB LUFA in Kiel and AGROLAB Polska in Deblin, the AGROLAB GROUP has been recognized by QS as a analytical laboratory for residue analyses.
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Marketability Testing

When it comes to analysing food products, the AGROLAB GROUP can also conduct marketability testing. The test reports will also include a comparison of the results obtained with the limits and reference values. All data can be delivered in XLS, CSV and/or XML format.

FAQ: How much sample material should be submitted for testing?

The quantity of sample material we require for our analysis depends on the relevant matrix, and also on the selection of test parameters. It is virtually impossible to provide a fixed formula. The following sample volumes could be taken as an initial guide, however:


  • For food in general: a minimum of 250 g per food item or 4 packs of a ready-for-sale product
  • For radiochemical testing: a minimum of 1 kg, or 1 L in the case of liquids
  • For GMO testing of crops, please send us a sample that roughly corresponds to 1000-kernel weight


Hygiene Testing

We can gladly assume responsibility for microbiological quality testing and the accompanying monitoring of your plant hygiene.