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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 06.05.2019
Öko-Test tests shampoos - more than just a beautiful appearance?
A total of 41 conventional shampoos and natural cosmetics shampoos were examined in more detail in the current issue of Stiftung Warentest magazine. More than half (24 products) scored very good or good, 9 products were rated satisfactory, and the remaining 10 products were rated as maximum satisfactory.
updated on 02.05.2019
US authority FDA inspects ice cream manufacturer
The FDA has performed monocytogenesis studies on Salmonella and Listeria from 89 ice cream manufacturers in 32 states. The checks revealed irregularities in some cases, which led to recalls in three cases.
updated on 23.04.2019
Resistant germs in raw vegetables and salads
The BfR (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) points out in its statement no. 13/2019 of 12 April 2019 that salads, fresh herbs or sprouts pre-cut for consumption and packaged in foil may contain germs that are hazardous to health, such as pathogens and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
updated on 23.04.2019
Revised version of the Toolbox for Acrylamid
At the end of March, the 15th version of the Toolbox for Acrylamide was published by the European umbrella organisation FoodDrinkEurope.
updated on 10.04.2019
Stiftung Warentest takes a closer look at lip gloss
A total of 16 lip gloss products were examined in more detail in the current April issue of Stiftung Warentest magazine.
updated on 08.04.2019
Successful cosmetics seminar at the BAV Institute in cooperation with Concept Heidelberg
The seminar on "Microbiological quality management for cosmetics and non-sterile drugs" in the premises of the BAV Institute on April 03 and 04 was a complete success.
updated on 28.03.2019
Chemical residues in cosmetic products and tattoo inks
Chemical residues in cosmetic products and tattoo inks repeatedly lead to non-commercial products and recalls from the market. Also this week, the following recalls were reported in the RAPEX system (European Union Rapid Alert System)
updated on 27.03.2019
Microbiology of fruit salads as a convenience product
Products such as freshly prepared fruit salads and already sliced fruit are in vogue with consumers, as they do not have to purchase and prepare each type of fruit individually. A variation of fruit varieties such as pineapple, apple, strawberries, blueberries, (honey and/or water) melons, oranges and grapes are often represented.
updated on 26.03.2019
Ten cosmetic products in the RAPEX rapid alert system this week
Ten cosmetic products can be found this week in the RAPEX database of the European Union. An entry there is made due to possible serious health hazards. The products are usually withdrawn from the market and destroyed. The duty of care was not sufficiently exercised and the requirements of Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 were not met.
updated on 25.03.2019
New ALS opinions published
The Working Group of Food Chemistry Experts of the Länder and the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (ALS) discusses questions about products that are subject to the Food and Feed Code.