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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 13.10.2023
Together into the future: alphachem becomes part of the BAV Institut and the Tentamus Group
From 1 October 2023, the alphachem company in Lörrach will become part of the BAV Institut and the Tentamus Group.
The founder of alphachem, Dr Petra Wirth, and her team have been recognised specialists in all regulatory issues concerning cosmetic products for over 25 years.
updated on 01.06.2022
Analysis of fragrance components in cosmetics within the Tentamus Group
Annex 3 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 regulates those fragrance components for cosmetics that have to be declared in the list of ingredients from a quantity of 10 ppm (leave-on products) or 100 ppm (rinse-off) in the product.
updated on 23.05.2022
Tentamus - Your partner for self-checking systems and quality management (IFS, BRC Food, FSSC 22000, etc.)
Do you want to supply your products to retailers and need help with the introduction and implementation of certification requirements such as IFS, FSSC 22000 or BRC?
updated on 20.05.2022
Food warnings April 2022 - chocolate maker recalls products due to salmonella finding
The reports on www.lebensmittelwarnung.de provide a good overview of current issue with food.
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 13.05.2022
Quaternary ammonium compounds - toxic biocides in ice cream and cream
Quaternary ammonium compounds (QAV) are chemicals that have two main applications.
updated on 12.05.2022
Analysis of fragrances in cosmetics within the Tentamus Group
Annex 3 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 regulates those fragrances for cosmetics that must be declared in the ingredients list in quantities of 10 ppm (leave-on products) or 100 ppm (rinse-off) or more in the product.