Since October 2023, our feed laboratory AGROLAB Ibérica S.L.U. in Tarragona has been recognized by QS.
Since 26.10.2020 the methods of analysis for the determination of constituents of animal origin within the framework of the official feed control have changed.
Since its foundation in 2017, the agricultural laboratory has been a partial member of the Federal of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA). Full membership was applied for in summer 2020 and recently confirmed by the FOSFA committee through a successfully completed round robin test.
AGROLAB is one of the first feed laboratories in Germany to meet the new requirements in the field of QS feed monitoring. The analysis is carried out in the specialized feed laboratory AGROLAB LUFA GmbH in Kiel.
USDA/GIPSA conducts GMO detection tests for biotech cereals and oilseeds.
The BfR consumer monitor is a representative population survey that is carried out every six months and provides an opinion poll of the population on questions of consumer health protection. Topics such as salmonella, GMOs and antibiotic resistance are the focus of consumer attention.
DDAC (didecyldimethylammonium chlorides) and BAC (benzalkonium chlorides) belong to the quaternary ammonium compounds (QAV). The active substances are used in disinfectants, but have also been used as pesticides against microbial attack, e.g. in herbs.
GMP+ international published this year the new Country Note Iberian Peninsula. This was developed for the feed sector in Andorra, Spain and Portugal considering its specific situation and structure.
Approval for pesticide actives will be not extended. The following active substances will lose their EU marketing authorisation as manufacturers have not submitted applications for renewal of marketing authorisations:
The EU Commission has already published twelve regulations concerning maximum quantity changes for a total of 74 active ingredients in the first half of the year.
The analysis of animal components is performed with optical microscopy, according to the EU Regulation n.51/2013.
With this new important recognition, AGROLAB Italia has expanded the list of analyzes performed under the QS system.
With Regulation (EU) 2019/1606 published on 30.09.2019 in the EU Official Journal, the insecticidal active ingredient Methiocarb (CAS No. 2032-65-7) is banned. The regulation will enter into force on 03.10.2019.
GMP+ International reports contamination of sunflower oleic acid batches from Eastern Europe with the pesticides Chlorpyrifos and Metalaxyl. Such impurities were found especially in products from Ukraine. According to current knowledge, these are batches from the 2018 harvest.
In the first months of 2019, the Early Warning System of GMP+ International recorded various cases of contaminated feed lots with ragweed. The contaminated feed lots, most of which came from France, were barley, soybeans, sorghum and sunflower seeds (2018 harvest). It is expected that further contaminated batches will be discovered.
In August 2018, GMP+ published the new appendix GMP+ BA7 as a supplement to the previous requirements. Our AGROLAB GROUP laboratories, acknowledged by the GMP+, will support you in the quality assurance of your oils, fats and their by-products.
The EU Court of Justice has ruled that plants and animals created using novel genome editing methods like CRISPR/Cas9 will be classed as genetically modified organisms and therefore have to follow the strict EU guidelines for GMOs.
We were regularly asked to provide information about the LOD (limit of detection) for the detection of ingredients that might derive from GMO (genetically modified organisms) in complex food (and feed) preparations. For scientific reasons this is impossible.
Following the successful introduction of the environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001, AGROLAB has now successfully attained ISO 50001 certification. AGROLAB thus further optimises both the environmental and energy policies in the company and takes on even greater shared responsibility for people and the environment.