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All foods should be safe to consume. We do not want to eat something that is contaminated with pathogens (micro-organisms) or contains harmful substances. When a product meets the food safety criteria, you can assume that you will not get sick. All food manufacturers must therefore ensure that food safety is properly guaranteed, for example by conducting lab research. We are happy to help you with that!

The categories within Analysis

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Biocide efficacy testing

Food crops must be protected in order to be able to produce enough food worldwide. In addition, products are needed for the disinfection, storage and preservation of foodstuffs. We can help you with laboratory tests that ascertain whether the products are sufficiently effective in destroying harmful organisms.

Assessment and usage

Biocides are substances that contain one or more active ingredients that can destroy, repel or render harmless any harmful or unwelcome organisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. These biocides may only be sold on the Dutch market if they are safe and effective when used according to the instructions for use. Before a product is allowed on the Dutch market, a manufacturer must submit an application to the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (CTGB). The CTGB assesses whether the product is safe for both human beings and the environment, and also looks at the efficacy; e.g. does the product deliver what it promises? Rules for the use of biocides have also been drawn up on a European level. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has issued a Biocides Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) that the CTGB uses as a basis for evaluating authorisation documentation.

Efficacy testing for biocides in brief

  • Advice, support and after-care from 1 central Dutch partner
  • Short turnaround times and cost-efficient
  • All laboratory tests under 1 roof

Need any help with biocide efficacy testing?

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Reliable assistance with laboratory tests for biocide efficacy testing

Need any help with biocide efficacy testing? Our specialists are happy to help you. Feel free to contact us for more information.

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Commercieel Manager

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One point of contact

For advice, support and aftercare of Biocide Efficacy Tests, we work with one point of contact. We guarantee you fast, consistent and effective communication this way.

Livestock Feed analysis

We offer a wide range of analyses in the field of animal feed through the combination of chemical and microbiological analyses.

Simple feed

Simple feed such as maize, wheat, soy but also wet (by)products are often tested for the potential presence of toxins (DON, ZEA). In addition, these products can be analysed for content material, nutritional value and microbiology.

Compound feed

Compound feed, such as mixed feed or mixtures made by you as an agricultural entrepreneur yourself, can be tested in the same way as single feed.

Fermentation of feed

A new development in animal feed is the fermentation of such feed so that nutrients are released more effectively to the animals and there is a health-enhancing effect. We provide the required analyses in order to properly monitor or adjust the fermentation process. These are mainly analyses on lactic acid, acetic acid, alcohols and bacteriological studies.

Livestock Feed Analysis in brief

  • Wide range of analyses
  • Single or compound feed

Need any help with feed analysis?

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Reliable assistance in carrying out feed analyses

Would you like help with carrying out feed analyses? Our specialists are happy to help you. Feel free to contact us for more information.

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Delivery of samples

We offer the option of collecting samples according to a set logistics schedule. Although, of course, it is also possible to deliver the samples yourself.

Soil testing

We offer a wide range of analyses in the field of animal feed through the combination of chemical and microbiological analyses.

Simple feed

Simple feed such as maize, wheat, soy but also wet (by)products are often tested for the potential presence of toxins (DON, ZEA). In addition, these products can be analysed for content material, nutritional value and microbiology.

Compound feed

Compound feed, such as mixed feed or mixtures made by you as an agricultural entrepreneur yourself, can be tested in the same way as single feed.

Fermentation of feed

A new development in animal feed is the fermentation of such feed so that nutrients are released more effectively to the animals and there is a health-enhancing effect. We provide the required analyses in order to properly monitor or adjust the fermentation process. These are mainly analyses on lactic acid, acetic acid, alcohols and bacteriological studies.

Livestock Feed Analysis in brief

  • Wide range of analyses
  • Single or compound feed

Need any help with feed analysis?

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Reliable assistance with soil testing

Would you like help with carrying out soil testing? Our specialists are happy to help you. Feel free to contact us for more information.

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Accredited laboratory

We work according to a quality system that is based on NEN-EN-ISO/IEC 17025, the international standard covering general requirements for the competence of laboratories. Normec Robalab is accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) in accordance with this standard.

 

Water surveys

We offer a wide range of analyses in the field of animal feed through the combination of chemical and microbiological analyses.

Simple feed

Simple feed such as maize, wheat, soy but also wet (by)products are often tested for the potential presence of toxins (DON, ZEA). In addition, these products can be analysed for content material, nutritional value and microbiology.

Compound feed

Compound feed, such as mixed feed or mixtures made by you as an agricultural entrepreneur yourself, can be tested in the same way as single feed.

Fermentation of feed

A new development in animal feed is the fermentation of such feed so that nutrients are released more effectively to the animals and there is a health-enhancing effect. We provide the required analyses in order to properly monitor or adjust the fermentation process. These are mainly analyses on lactic acid, acetic acid, alcohols and bacteriological studies.

Livestock Feed Analysis in brief

  • Wide range of analyses
  • Single or compound feed

Need any help with feed analysis?

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Contact our Commercieel ManagerMario Willems

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Reliable assistance with soil testing

Would you like help with carrying out soil testing? Our specialists are happy to help you. Feel free to contact us for more information.

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Mario Willems

Commercieel Manager

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Accredited laboratory

We work according to a quality system that is based on NEN-EN-ISO/IEC 17025, the international standard covering general requirements for the competence of laboratories. Normec Robalab is accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) in accordance with this standard.

 

Manure analysis

We offer a wide range of analyses in the field of animal feed through the combination of chemical and microbiological analyses.

Simple feed

Simple feed such as maize, wheat, soy but also wet (by)products are often tested for the potential presence of toxins (DON, ZEA). In addition, these products can be analysed for content material, nutritional value and microbiology.

Compound feed

Compound feed, such as mixed feed or mixtures made by you as an agricultural entrepreneur yourself, can be tested in the same way as single feed.

Fermentation of feed

A new development in animal feed is the fermentation of such feed so that nutrients are released more effectively to the animals and there is a health-enhancing effect. We provide the required analyses in order to properly monitor or adjust the fermentation process. These are mainly analyses on lactic acid, acetic acid, alcohols and bacteriological studies.

Livestock Feed Analysis in brief

  • Wide range of analyses
  • Single or compound feed

Need any help with feed analysis?

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Manure processing – hygienisation

In most cases when you want to export manure, it has to be ‘hygienised’. This means that any Salmonella and E. coli present in the manure must be killed off to below the levels stipulated in the 92/118/EEC veterinary directive. We take care of the required microbiological manure analyses for you.

Manure processing – co-fermentation

In the case of co-fermentation, animal manure is fermented together with co-fermentation materials. This produces fermentation gas and a residual product, digestate. The resulting digestate may be used as animal-based fertiliser if at least 50% animal manure was used in the process of co-fermentation. Only co-fermentation materials listed in Appendix Aa of the Dutch Input List of the Manure and Fertilisers Act may be used. These materials may not contain excessive amounts of heavy metals and organic micro-pollutants. To establish this, a so-called g-substances (g-stoffen) analysis needs to be carried out. We can perform this mandatory analysis for you and provide you with a complete, clear and correct analysis report. This way, you can easily demonstrate to yourself and to the controlling authorities that the material complies with the applicable regulations.

Reliable assistance with soil testing

Would you like help with carrying out soil testing? Our specialists are happy to help you. Feel free to contact us for more information.

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Mario Willems

Commercieel Manager

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Accredited laboratory

We work according to a quality system that is based on NEN-EN-ISO/IEC 17025, the international standard covering general requirements for the competence of laboratories. Normec Robalab is accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) in accordance with this standard.

 

Nematode testing

We offer a wide range of analyses in the field of animal feed through the combination of chemical and microbiological analyses.

Simple feed

Simple feed such as maize, wheat, soy but also wet (by)products are often tested for the potential presence of toxins (DON, ZEA). In addition, these products can be analysed for content material, nutritional value and microbiology.

Compound feed

Compound feed, such as mixed feed or mixtures made by you as an agricultural entrepreneur yourself, can be tested in the same way as single feed.

Fermentation of feed

A new development in animal feed is the fermentation of such feed so that nutrients are released more effectively to the animals and there is a health-enhancing effect. We provide the required analyses in order to properly monitor or adjust the fermentation process. These are mainly analyses on lactic acid, acetic acid, alcohols and bacteriological studies.

Livestock Feed Analysis in brief

  • Wide range of analyses
  • Single or compound feed

Need any help with feed analysis?

mario-willems

Contact our Commercieel ManagerMario Willems

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Reliable assistance with soil testing

Would you like help with carrying out soil testing? Our specialists are happy to help you. Feel free to contact us for more information.

mario-willems
Mario Willems

Commercieel Manager

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Accredited laboratory

We work according to a quality system that is based on NEN-EN-ISO/IEC 17025, the international standard covering general requirements for the competence of laboratories. Normec Robalab is accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) in accordance with this standard.

 

PCR method

Do you also test your products for micro-organisms such as pathogens? Then the procedures are probably known to you. With traditional methods it takes an average of 3-5 days before you can view the results. On the other hand, the real-time PCR method gives you insight into the results no less than 24 hours earlier. This is very important for the production of fresh products. Read below what this method entails and what the possibilities are for your company.

The PCR method

PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. This method is unique because it works with the DNA of a specific micro-organism. Simply put, this method makes the DNA of a micro-organism stand out. This also makes studying that micro-organism a lot easier.

How does this method work?

Our researchers use a “kit” to make the DNA stand out. In this kit they figuratively hang a ticket on the DNA. This ticket is called a “label”. Pairing is accomplished by raising and lowering the temperature. Now that a label is attached to it, we see whether or not DNA material can be found. Fortunately, this is not the case in +/- 90% of the cases. If we do find DNA material, we have to test whether it comes from living or dead organisms. But the most important thing is of course that we hope to find no DNA, so that you can continue with the production.

PCR method – a summary

  • Results of the examination 24 hours earlier
  • Quick clarity about your product
  • Start selling your products earlier
  • Extend the shelf life of your product by 24 hours

Need help in the field of PCR method?

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Reliable help through the PCR method

Would you like to have your products tested using the PCR method to get results as quickly as possible? Or would you like to know more about the PCR method? Contact us.

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Accredited laboratory

All microbiological analyzes must be performed in a reliable manner, as described by the NVWA in information sheet 85. This means that as a food company you must use accredited laboratories. Normec Foodlab is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. The accreditation has been granted by the RvA (Council of Accreditation).

Analysis microbiological plan

Do you also test your products for micro-organisms such as pathogens? Then the procedures are probably known to you. With traditional methods it takes an average of 3-5 days before you can view the results. On the other hand, the real-time PCR method gives you insight into the results no less than 24 hours earlier. This is very important for the production of fresh products. Read below what this method entails and what the possibilities are for your company.

The PCR method

PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. This method is unique because it works with the DNA of a specific micro-organism. Simply put, this method makes the DNA of a micro-organism stand out. This also makes studying that micro-organism a lot easier.

How does this method work?

Our researchers use a “kit” to make the DNA stand out. In this kit they figuratively hang a ticket on the DNA. This ticket is called a “label”. Pairing is accomplished by raising and lowering the temperature. Now that a label is attached to it, we see whether or not DNA material can be found. Fortunately, this is not the case in +/- 90% of the cases. If we do find DNA material, we have to test whether it comes from living or dead organisms. But the most important thing is of course that we hope to find no DNA, so that you can continue with the production.

PCR method – a summary

  • Results of the examination 24 hours earlier
  • Quick clarity about your product
  • Start selling your products earlier
  • Extend the shelf life of your product by 24 hours

Need help in the field of Analysis microbiological plan?

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Water quality and safety

You are subject to specific legislation dependent on the purpose and the source of the water in question.

Some of which are:

  • Flemish Decree – 13/12/2002 (distribution – water supplier)
  • FASFC circulaire 06/05/2020 (water in food companies)
  • KB 14/01/2002 (water for human consumption)
  • KB 08/02/1999 (natural mineral water and spring water)
  • Use of recycled water in abattoirs
  • Drinking water, clean water and treated water – fruit and vegetables

As far as food companies are concerned, it is primarily the 06/05/2020 circulaire that is applicable. Which analyses are required to be carried out depends on the source of your water (tap water, well water …) How often these analyses must be carried out is determined by your day-to-day consumption.

Sample taking

Taking water samples can be carried out by our certified employees. We carry out both bacteriological and chemical analyses in our laboratory. A report is drawn up in which the values are checked against the applicable legislation. In cases of exceeded values, the obtained values will be printed in bold. In such cases, a risk analysis will have to be performed by the operator in order to determine which actions should be taken. We will, of course, provide you with the necessary support.

Water quality and safety in short

  • What legislation do you fall under?
  • Frequency analysis is determined by your usage per day
  • In case of exceedances, a risk analysis will have to be performed

Need help in the field of Water quality and safety?

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