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Consulting Organic Food

Contamination and Carry-over
Back in 2008,
the German Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) pointed out residues of coccidiostats in eggs in a publication regarding the national residue monitoring plan. The application of coccidiostats for laying hens is not allowed. In poultry farming coccidiostats are administered against intestinal parasites. These findings in eggs are due to unavoidable carry-over from the feed production. In the EU council directive 124/2009 new maximum limits for coccidiostats were already specified. Since the topic is still important today, we at GALAB follow the latest developments and continuously examine products from this production area.

Residues
Nicotine residues in eggs are, according to the German BVL ,a result of an application of a non-authorised preparation containing nicotine for pest control. Eggs containing residues of nicotine must not be placed on the market.

Contaminants
The BVL report stated that organochlorine compounds (PCB, dioxins) are ubiquitous in the environment and present in virtually every single egg. These compounds are ingested with feed and accumulate in the fat tissue of animals and eggs respectively. According to results of the national residue monitoring plan more than a decade ago eggs from free range animals had a higher contamination with dioxins than eggs from cage reared animals or eggs produced according to the EU directive for organic products.

Quantity with Quality
By now there are definitely more organic products on the market than there is actually land available for organic cultivation. This is of course a significant challenge for organic food producers and traders: the necessary quantities have to be sourced without compromising quality. In the end consumers expect a consistent high quality, particularly of organic products. Organic consumers are especially sensitive to quality defects.

Apart from good relations with the suppliers of your organic raw materials or products, a sensible quality management scheme may prevent problems before they arise. For example, complete traceability helps in identifying the source or reason of problems.

We support you with all your questions or problems regarding quality management. Use our broad organic expertise!

Risk and Safety
Are you aware of all the risks of your product from cultivation to the ready-packed product? Do you have a critical product with recurring quality defects? Or would you like to introduce a new product which offers maximum safety right from the beginning?

We support you with increasing the safety of your products. We help to save time and hassle, to protect your image and to promise your customer a high-quality product. The GALAB risk assessment is divided into different modules which will be tailored to your product. Topics relevant for you are filtered by our experts. You receive a concept with optimisation measures for a safe risk management. A one-off expenditure will provide long-lasting safety for you!

Product Development
Would you like to expand your core competence? You have a by-product which you want to use economically worthwhile? We support you with the development of new recipes and formulations and subsequent cost optimisation. For sensory assessment and evaluation of developments our accredited GALAB sensory panel is at your service with professional competence.

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