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BAV Laboratory
BAV Building in Offenburg
BAV Laboratory
fast and reliable
BAV Laboratory
fast and reliable
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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 chemical tests.

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 24.07.2020

WHO informed about the transmission routes of COVID-19 infections - Tentamus laboratories offer air testing for SARS-CoV-2

In a current document dated 09.07.2020, the WHO (World Health Organization) updates the latest findings on infectious routes by  SARS-CoV-2.

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updated on 06.07.2020

NEW „TentaSpeed L. mono“: Testing for Listeria spp. and Listeria monocytogenes in food in 6h!

With the new rapid method "TentaSpeed L. mono", developed at the BAV INSTITUTE, low bacterial counts of Listeria spp. and/ or L. monocytogenes can be detected in food within only 6h.

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updated on 29.05.2020

All Shiga Toxine-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) subtypes are pathogenic

The Pathogenicity assessment of “Shiga toxine-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and the public health risk posed by contamination of food with STEC” from 2013 was recently reviewed by EFSA. Based on the assessment it was concluded that all STEC strains are pathogenic in humans, capable of causing at least diarrhoea and that all STEC subtypes may be associated with severe illness (defined as bloody diarrhoea (BD), haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) and/or hospitalization).

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updated on 26.05.2020

New: SARS-CoV-2 sampling kit for face masks

People infected with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 secrete the virus through droplets when breathing out, speaking, coughing, or sneezing. Wearing mouth, nose, or any respiratory mask is therefore intended to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 can be detected in masks worn by infected people. To prevent a further spread of COVID-19, BAV INSTITUT now offers, along with various surface tests, the testing of worn face masks for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

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updated on 05.05.2020

SARS-CoV-2 Testing

As of now, we can carry out surface tests for the corona virus in our laboratories!

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updated on 06.10.2019

Agrolab RDS joins the Tentamus Network!

Together, the Redestos – Efthymiadis Agrotechnology Group (Redestos) and the Tentamus Group (Tentamus) are excited to announce their strategic partnership in Agrolab RDS (Agrolab)! Tentamus is excited to welcome Agrolab as its newest member to the global network of laboratories, on the 27th of September 2019.

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updated on 18.09.2019

Seminar: Lebensmittelrecht – Crashkurs für Wiedereinsteiger und Interessierte am 10.10.2019

Herr Dr. Riemer vermittelt praxisnah Informationen und Trends, die für Ihre tägliche Arbeit wichtig sind.

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updated on 07.08.2019

"Just Eat" publishes hygiene evaluations of the Scottish food control on its homepage

Due to increased consumer demand for information and transparency on food control results, the online food delivery service "Just Eat" has decided to publish this data on its website and app.

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updated on 01.08.2019

New guideline for mustard published

With the publication of the "Guideline for Mustard" by the German Food and Drink Association (Lebensmittelverband Deutschland), the current fair trade practice for these products has been established. the new guideline is a summary of the "Code of Pratice Mustard" of 2015 and the opinion of mustard of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Feinkostindustrie e.V. (Federal Association of the German Delicatessen Industry). (today: Kulinaria Deutschland e.V.).

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updated on 31.07.2019

Press report on the conference on microbiological guideline and warning values of the DGHM

In July, a conference on microbiological guideline and warning values was held at the Technical University OWL in Lemgo. More than 150 participants from food production and trade, investigation offices, laboratories and science took the opportunity to inform themselves about the working method of the Permanent Working Group (StAG) "Microbiological guideline and warning values of the DGHM".

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