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BAV Institut — partner for your quality control
The BAV INSTITUT is an accredited contract laboratory for food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical
companies. As well as laboratory tests, our specialties are practical advice and trainingcourses in
hygiene and quality inspections.
Our modern laboratory stands for speed, reliable results and flexibility, all made possible through
the competence of our staff, our high level of specialisation and many years of experience. As one
of the Tentamus laboratories, we are able to provide you with a wide range of microbiological and
Your samples and requests are processed by our staff on a daily basis. Your personal contact is
readily available, providing a smooth partnership based on trust. Our objective is to provide fast
and reliable solutions, from collecting samples to the interpretation of your results. We always aim
for your utmost satisfaction!
updated on 19.05.2022
Analysis of preservatives, parabens and co.
The Annex 5 of Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 comprehensively regulates the preservatives that may be used in cosmetic products for the purpose of preservation. These substances may only be used up to a certain maximum quantity.
updated on 18.05.2022
Shortage of raw materials due to war and the impact of Corona on the food industry
Russia has been at war with Ukraine for just a bit less than three months. The war and the Corona lockdown in China are obstructing international logistics. The food sector is deeply affected by this.
updated on 17.05.2022
Stability testing of cosmetics - ISO/TR 18811
For many years, the BAV Institute has been conducting stability tests of cosmetic products in association with the international Tentamus laboratory group.
updated on 16.05.2022
ECJ ruling on the testing of poultry meat for salmonellae
In Regulation (EC) No. 2073/2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs (Microbiological Criteria Regulation), Annex I stipulates that Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Enteritidis must not be detectable in fresh poultry meat.
updated on 15.04.2022
New SCCS Opinions Cosmetics on Methyl Salicylate and Kojic Acid
Recently, two new opinions of the SCCS (EU Scientific Committee on Cosmetics) were published.
updated on 01.03.2022
Fragrances and ban on Lilial (Butylphenyl Methylproprional) in cosmetic products
The declaration as well as a ban of individual fragrances in cosmetics are comprehensively regulated in the EU Cosmetics Regulation VO (EG) 1223/2009. For most fragrances, a declaration obligation applies from a quantity of 10 mg/kg (for all leave-on products, e.g. body lotion) or 100 mg/kg (for all rinse-off products, e.g. shower gel).
updated on 27.12.2021
Food recall: Listeria monocytogenes in edible products
Again and again food is recalled due to the detection of Listeria monocytogenes. Most recently, these were detected in sausage, cheese made from pasteurised milk and various herring fillet products.
updated on 23.12.2021
New article in SOFW Journal - MQM to control quality costs
In the current December issue of the SOFW Journal, Ms. Nussbaum of the BAV Institute (on behalf of the DGK) published the following article: "Microbiological Quality Management to Control Quality Costs (Part 2)".
updated on 02.12.2021
BVL zoonosis monitoring detects STEC bacteria that pose a health risk
The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) issued a press release about their Zoonosis Monitoring 2020. As part of the monitoring, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) were detected in some product groups. These bacteria can cause acute intestinal inflammation in humans, some of which can take a severe course.
updated on 01.12.2021
Extended preservation efficacy tests (PET) with Pluralibacter gergoviae
The testing of the microbiological stability of cosmetics is carried out by the preservation efficacy test (KBT). This test is usually carried out in accordance with the DIN EN ISO 11930 standard, also as part of the cosmetics safety report.