Health for humans, animals & plants

Food safety analytics

Here you will find our analytical services, special analytical services by commodity groups, information on methods and the associated contact points. Please contact our institutes via the contact addresses given before sending in samples.

Analyzable goods

  • Vegetable and animal foodstuffs, feedstuffs
  • "Allergen-free" products (gluten-free, without nuts)
  • Dairy-free products

Scope of analysis

  • Allergens according to EU regulation
  • Gluten
  • various nuts (hazelnut, Brazil nut, cashew nut, walnut)
  • almond, pistachio, peanut
  • milk, whey protein, lysozyme, egg
  • soybean, mustard, sesame, celery, lupine
  • Food intolerances
  • Biogenic amines (e.g. histamine in wine, beer)
  • Lactose

Additional services

  • Expert opinion and customer consultation

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Analyzable goods

  • Food
  • Feed

Scope of analysis

  • Fluoride
  • Chloride
  • phosphate, di-, triphosphate
  • sulfurous acid, sulfate
  • iodide
  • bromide

Contact

Institute for Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Analyzable goods

  • various foodstuffs such as chewing gum, spice mixtures, soups, oils and very fatty samples

Scope of analysis

  • butylhydroxytoluene (BHT)
  • butyl hydroxyanisole (BHA)

Instrumental equipment

  • HPLC-FLD

Contact

office_lms@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Analyzable goods

  • Plant and animal foods, feeds and seeds
  • Animal food (e.g. fish and fishery products)
  • Animal feed (e.g. PET-food)
  • Varietal authenticity (e.g. wheat, barley)

Scope of testing

  • Differentiation of species (e.g. animal species, plant species and varieties)
  • Identification of animal species in food and feed
  • Barcoding of animal species in food (sequencing)

Additional services

  • Expert opinion and customer consulting

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Analyzable goods

  • Vegetable food
  • Spices
  • Herbs
  • Teas
  • Dried fruits
  • Tuberous fruits
  • Food supplements
  • Nuts
  • Nuts
  • Berries
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Seafood

Scope of examination

  • Evidence of treatment with ionizing radiation

Additional services

  • Customer consultation

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Analyzable goods

  • Food
  • Animal food
    • Fish
    • Meat
    • Cheese
  • Alcoholic beverages
    • Beer

Scope of investigation

Biogenic amines

Additional services

  • Customer consulting

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Analyzable goods

  • vegetable foodstuffs such as linseed, almonds, cassava, apricot kernels, bitter almonds marzipan, stone fruit preserves

Scope of analysis

  • Hydrogen cyanide

Instrumental equipment

  • HPLC-FLD

Contact

office_lms@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Qualitative determination of colorants in foodstuffs

Analyzable goods

  • Confectionery
  • Other food
  • Additives

Scope of analysis

  • Tartrazine (E 102)
  • Quinoline Yellow (E 104)
  • yellow orange S (E 110)
  • True carmine (E 120)
  • Azorubin (Carmoisin) (E 122)
  • Amaranth (E 123)
  • Cochineal red A (Ponceau 4R) (E 124)
  • Erythrosine (E 127)
  • Red 2G (E 128)
  • Allura red AC (E 129)
  • Patent blue V (E 131)
  • Indigotine (Indigo carmine) (E 132)
  • Brilliant blue FCF (E133)
  • Green S (E 142)
  • Brilliant black PN (Black PN) (E 151)

Contact Institute Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

 

Illegal colorants in food

Analyzable goods

  • Basic and dry fixed products, funds
  • Coloring agents for food
  • Spices, spice mixtures, spice preparations
  • Plant foods such as pasta, confectionery, ...
  • Edible oils, palm oil
  • Seasonings, seasoning sauces
  • Additives for meat production

Scope of investigation

  • Butter yellow
  • Orange II (C.I. 15510)
  • Pararot
  • Rhodamine B
  • Sudan orange G
  • Sudan red G
  • Sudan Red I (C.I. 12150)
  • Sudan red II
  • Sudan red III
  • Sudan red IV
  • Sudan red VII B
  • Sudan Black B
  • Toluidine Red

Contact

Institute of Food Safety Innsbruck lebensmittel.innsbruck@ages.at Technikerstraße 70 6020 Innsbruck

Analyzable goods

  • Food

Scope of analysis

  • Off-flavors

Additional services

  • Customer advisory service

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Analyzable goods

Foodstuffs

  • Edible oils, edible fats and their preparations and products
  • Selected foodstuffs (e.g. coffee, flavors) for which limit values are specified in the Extraction Solvent Ordinance

Scope of investigation

  • 1,1-dichloroethene
  • 1,1,2-trichlorotrifluoroethane
  • Dichloromethane
  • 1,1-dichloroethane
  • Chloroform
  • 1,1,1-trichloroethane
  • 1,2-dichloroethane
  • Tetrachloromethane
  • Trichloroethene
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • 1,1,2-trichloroethane
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Tetrachloroethene
  • Tribromomethane
  • 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane
  • Acetone
  • Methyl acetate
  • Ethyl methyl ketone
  • Hexane
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Ethylbenzene
  • m+p-xylene
  • o-Xylene
  • Styrene

Instrumental equipment

  • Gas chromatography (GC) coupled to:
    • HS-Trap
    • MS/MS

Standard reference

  • DIN EN ISO 16035, edition November 2005: Determination of low-boiling halogenated hydrocarbons in edible oils

Additional services

  • Expert opinion and customer consulting

Contact

Institute Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

Analyzable goods

  • various foodstuffs such as chewing gum, spice mixtures, soups, oils and very fatty samples

Scope of analysis

  • meat products, ready meals, soups, snacks and other "salty" foods

Instrumental equipment

  • Amino acid analyzer

Contact

office_lms@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Analyzable goods

  • Plant and animal foodstuffs, animal feed, planting and seed materials
  • Fruit and vegetables (e.g. papaya, sugar beet, potato)
  • Cereals and cereal products (e.g. corn, soy, rapeseed, rice, linseed)
  • Leaf material

Scope of investigation

  • Screening
    • GMO - Yes/No decision
  • Identification
    • Identification of gv-lines (gv-events), 60 line-specific methods in use.
    • After positive screening result
  • Quantification
    • Determination of the quantitative content of various gv-lines in a sample
    • After identification of the gv-line

Additional services

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Analyzable goods

  • Foodstuffs in general

Scope of analysis

  • Benzoic acid
  • Sorbic acid
  • Sulphite

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Analyzable goods

Food

  • Child food, complementary food
  • Oils and fats
  • Margarine and similar products
  • Deep-frying fats
  • Fine bakery products
  • Bread and bakery products
  • Canned meat (smoked)
  • Canned fish (smoked)
  • Potato or cereal based snacks
  • Other fried potato products
  • Soy sauce
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Foods containing vegetable oils
  • Foods prepared/manufactured with vegetable oils

Scope of testing

  • 2-monochloropropanediol (2-MCDP)
  • 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCDP)
  • 2-monochloropropanediol ester (2-MCDP-E)
  • 3-monochloropropane diol ester (3-MCDP-E)
  • Glycidyl ester (GE)

Instrumental equipment

  • Gas chromatography (GC) coupled to: MS/MS

Standard reference

  • EN 14573:2004 Determination of 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol by GC/MS
  • AOCS Official Method Cd 29a-13 (2013): 2- and 3-MCPD Fatty Acid Esters and Glycidol Fatty Acid Esters in Edible Oils and Fats by Acidic Transesterification

Additional services

  • Expert opinion and customer consulting

Contact

Institute Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

Analyzable goods

  • Foodstuffs (incl. food supplements)
  • Cosmetics
  • commodities
  • environmental samples (swab samples, gully water, slicer abrasion...)

Scope of investigation

  • conventional microbiology (ISO methods)
    • Aerobic mesophilic germs
    • Enterobacteriaceae
    • Coliform germs
    • Escherichia coli
    • Lactic acid bacteria
    • Pseudomonas spp.
    • Enterococci
    • Yeasts and molds
    • Anaerobic mesophilic germs
    • Bacillus cereus
    • Toxin detection Cereulid
    • Clostridium perfringens
    • Coagulase positive staphylococci
    • Salmonella
    • Campylobacter (detection & count)
    • Listeria monocytogenes (detection & enumeration)
    • Listeria sp. (Listeria innocua....)
    • Pathogenic Vibrions (V. cholerae, V. parahaemolyticus, V.vulnificus...)
    • Yersinia enterocolitica
    • Cronobacter sakazakii (infant formula)
    • Candida albicans (cosmetics)
    • Staphylococcus aureus (cosmetics)
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa (cosmetics)
    • Escherichia coli-MPN (live bivalves)
    • Beer spoilage bacteria
  • real-time PCR
    • STEC (shigatoxin producing E.coli) - EN ISO 13136
    • EPEC (enteropathogenic E. coli)
    • EaggEc (enteroaggregative E. coli)
    • Noroviruses - ISO/DTS 15216
    • Hepatitis A viruses ISO/DTS 15216

Contact

Institute of Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Institute of Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

Institute of Food Safety Innsbruck lebensmittel.innsbruck@ages.at Technikerstraße 70 6020 Innsbruck

Department of Food Microbiology Graz lebensmittel.graz@ages.at Beethovenstraße 6 A-8010 Graz

Scope of examination

  • Determination of the font size according to LMIV
  • Identification of herbal ingredients (e.g. tea analyses, food supplements, differentiation from poisonous plants: arugula - greiseweed; wild garlic - lily of the valley, meadow saffron; millet - datura seeds, etc.)
  • Identification of ingredients of jams and marmalades, freshly squeezed juices, food supplements, etc.
  • Contaminants in animal and vegetable LM, beverages, utensils and cosmetics (e.g. ergot, weed seeds, pest infestations, animal excrements, webs, inorganic contaminants - foreign bodies)
  • contamination of food with molds, yeasts and bacteria
  • Detection of thickening agents (e.g. soft drinks)
  • Detection and identification of starch (e.g. gluten-free products)

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna Institute Food Safety Innsbruck lebensmittel.innsbruck@ages.at Technikerstraße 70 6020 Innsbruck

Analyzable goods

  • Food
    • Oils and fats
    • Chocolate
    • High fat dry food
  • Consumer goods
    • Food contact materials (paper/cardboard)
    • Toys (paper/cardboard)

Instrumental equipment

  • Gas chromatography (GC) coupled to: FID

Standard reference

ISO 17780:2015 (Animal and vegetable fats and oils - Determination of aliphatic hydrocarbons in vegetable oils)

BfR (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Federal Republic of Germany): Determination of hydrocarbons from mineral oil (MOSH & MOAH) or plastics (POSH & PAO) in packaging materials and dry foodstuffs by solid phase extraction and GC-FID

prEN 16995:2016: Foodstuffs - Vegetable oils and foodstuffs based on vegetable oils - Determination of mineral oils from saturated hydrocarbons and from aromatic hydrocarbons by on-line HPLCGCFID

Additional services

  • Expert opinion and customer consulting

Contact

Institute Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

Analyzable goods

  • Food
  • Plant foods e.g.
    • Fruit / vegetables / dried fruit / nuts / oilseeds
    • Cereals and cereal products
    • Tea, coffee, cocoa
    • Spices
    • Beverages (e.g. fruit juices, concentrates, wine)
    • Vegetable oils
    • Leaves
  • Animal food e.g.
    • Meat and meat products
    • Milk and milk products
    • Fats / oils
  • Feed of all kinds

Additional services

  • Assessment and customer consulting, including samples from organic production
  • Execution of sampling according to EU VO 401/2006 (agricultural contaminants)
  • National reference laboratory for mycotoxins
  • Laboratory training for the detection of mycotoxins in food and feedstuffs

Scope of investigation, instrumental equipment

For the determination of mycotoxins in raw cereals, feed and food, accredited special analytical methods are used at KONA of AGES GmbH (Table):

Parameter Extraction clean up Derivatization Separation method Detection
Multimethod Mycotoxins* Acetonitrile/water/acetic acid HPLC MS-MS
Deoxynivalenol Acetonitrile/water IAS HPLC DAD
Zearalenone Acetonitrile/water IAS HPLC FL
Fumonisin B1, B2 Acetonitrile/Methanol/Water IAS OPA HPLC FL
ochratoxin A Acetonitrile/water IAS HPLC FL
Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2 Acetone/water or methanol/water IAS PBPB HPLC FL
Aflatoxin M1 Water IAS HPLC FL
Ergot alkaloids ethyl acetate/methanol/propanol SPE HPLC FL
Patulin ethyl acetate/hexane SPE HPLC DAD
Alternariatoxins acetonitrile/methanol/water SPE HPLC FL
Citrinin methanol/water IAS HPLC FL
Sterigmatocystin Acetonitrile/water IAS HPLC DAD

*includes the following parameters: Deoxynivalenol (DON), nivalenol, 3-acetylDON, 15-acetylDON, DON-3-glucoside, fusarenone X, T-2 toxin, HT-2 toxin, monoacetoxyscirpenol, diacetoxyscirpenol, aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, G2), zearalenone, ochratoxin A, fumonisin B1, and sterigmatocystin IAS = immunoaffinity column; SPE = solid phase extraction PBPB = pyridinium bromide perbromide; OPA = orthophthaldialdehyde HPLC = high performance liquid chromatography FL = fluorescence detector; DAD = diode array detector MS = mass spectrometry (MS-MS = dilute & shoot method using stable isotope dilution analysis and triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry).

Contact

Institute Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

Scope of examination

  • Calorific value/energy (calculated)
  • Fat
  • Fatty acid spectrum (saturated fatty acids etc.)
  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • Starch
  • Sugar
  • Sugar alcohols
  • Organic acids
  • Alcohol
  • Dietary fiber
  • Water content
  • Ash
  • Sodium (salt)

Additional services

  • Expert opinion and customer consulting
  • Nutritional value calculation based on recipe and literature data

Fat content

Analyzable goods

  • All food products
  • Additives

Scope of analysis

  • Total fat

Standard reference

DIN 10342, BVL L 02.00-11, BVL L 03.00-10, BVL L 17.00-4, BVL L 44.00-4, BVL L 06.00-6, BVL L 07.00-6, BVL L 08.00-6, BVL L 13.05-3, DGF K I-2A, AIIBP 2/9B

Notes

Special methods are available for certain product groups (e.g. meat products). Various analytical methods (reference methods, rapid methods) are available.

Protein content

Analyzable goods

  • All food products
  • Additives

Scope of analysis

  • Protein
  • Nitrogen

Standard reference

DIN 10454, BVL L 02.09-5, BVL L 05.00-15, BVL L 06.00-7, BVL L 07.00-7, BVL L 08.00-7, BVL L 13.05-6, BVL L 13.06-6

Notes

Different analytical methods (Kjeldahl, Dumas) are available.

Ash content

Analyzable goods

  • Foodstuffs
  • All foods
  • Additives

Scope of analysis

  • Ash
  • Sand (hydrochloric acid insoluble)
  • Sulphated ash

Standard reference

DIN EN 1135, BVL L 26.26-5, DIN 10755, DIN 10802, BVL L 17.00-3, BVL L 18.00-4, BVL L 16.01-2, BVL L 16.03-2, DIN EN ISO 2171, BVL L 06.00-4, BVL L 07.00-4, BVL L 08.00-4, BVL L 05.00-13, DIN 10744, BVL L 02.00-27, BVL L 03.00-30, DGF C-III 10, DIN 10223, DIN 10805, AIIBP 2-3, AIIBP 4-3, AIIBP 4-3a, ISO 5809, AIIBP 6-1

Notes

Different analytical methods (reference methods, rapid methods) are available.

Starch content

Analyzable goods

  • all foodstuffs

Scope of analysis

  • Starch

Standard reference

DIN EN ISO 10520, BVL L 17.00-5, BVL L 18.00-6, WL 46.1.0

Notes

Special methods are available for certain product groups (e.g. meat products)

Refractive index

Analyzable goods

  • Foodstuffs (liquid or liquefiable)
  • Additives (liquid)

Scope of analysis

  • Refractive index
  • Dry mass (refractometric)

Dry mass

Analyzable goods

  • All foodstuffs

Scope of analysis

  • Dry matter
  • Water content
  • Evaporation residue

Remarks

Various analytical methods (reference methods, rapid methods) are available.

Standard reference

  • L 05.00-12 (Official collection of test methods according to §64 LFGB): Determination of dry matter in eggs and egg products.
  • L 06.00-3 (Official collection of test methods according to §64 LFGB): Determination of dry matter in meat and meat products.
  • L 07.00-3 (Official collection of test methods according to §64 LFGB): Determination of dry matter in meat products.
  • L 08.00-3 (Official collection of test methods according to §64 LFGB): Determination of dry matter in sausage products.
  • DGF Unit Methods K-I 1 or L 13.05-1 (Official Collection of Methods of Analysis according to §64 LFGB): Determination of the water content in margarine.
  • L 13.06-1 (Amtliche Sammlung von Untersuchungsverfahren nach §64 LFGB): Determination of the water content in half-fat margarines.
  • L 17.00-1 (Official collection of test methods according to §64 LFGB): Determination of the loss on drying in bread including cookies made from bread dough.
  • L 18.00-12 (Official collection of test methods according to §64 LFGB): Determination of loss on drying in fine bakery products.
  • L 20.01/02-3 (Amtliche Sammlung von Untersuchungsverfahren nach §64 LFGB): Determination of dry matter in mayonnaise and emulsified sauces.
  • L 22.02/04-4 (Amtliche Sammlung von Untersuchungsverfahren nach §64 LFGB): Determination of dry matter content in dried pasta.
  • L 22.02/04-5 (Official collection of test methods according to §64 LFGB): Determination of dry matter content in moist pasta.
  • L 39.00-E(EC) and 1(EC) to 10(EC) (Amtliche Sammlung von Untersuchungsverfahren nach §64 LFGB): Analytical methods for the determination of the composition of some sugars intended for human consumption. Annex II, methods 1 and 2.
  • L 44.00-3 (Amtliche Sammlung von Untersuchungsverfahren nach §64 LFGB): Determination of the dry matter content in solid chocolate.
  • L 57.20.19-1(EG) ((Official collection of test methods according to §64 LFGB): Determination of loss of mass by drying of sodium nitrite (E250).
  • ISO 2483 - 1973: Sodium Chloride for Industrial Use - Determination of the Loss of Mass at 110 °C.
  • Österreichisches Lebensmittelbuch, IV. Auflage, Kapitel B 8 Vinegar; balsamic vinegars; salad seasonings, sour seasonings; vinegar essence; sauces, creams, vinegar-based preparations; other vinegar-like seasonings.
  • AOAC Official Method 2008.06: Moisture and Fat in Meats (Microwave and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Analysis). AOAC International, Official Methods of Analysis, 19th Edition (2012) (39.1.39).
  • AOAC Official Method 985.14: Loss on Drying (Moisture) in Meat and Poultry Products (Rapid Microwave Drying Method). AOAC International, Official Methods of Analysis, 19th Edition (2012) (39.1.03).

Total dietary fiber content

Analyzable commodities

  • All foods

Scope of analysis

  • Total dietary fiber

Note

The availability of at least 3 g of non-fat dry matter is required for this determination. All fatty and/or moist foods must be defatted and/or dried during processing.

Standard reference

  • AOAC: Official Methods of Analysis, 16th Edition, Vol. II, Arlington 1995, Chapter 45.4.07, AOAC Official Method 985.29.
  • Official collection of analytical methods according to § 35 LMBG: L 00.00-18: Determination of dietary fiber in foodstuffs

Fatty acid spectrum incl. trans fatty acids

Analyzable goods

  • Fats and oils
  • Isolated fat from food

Scope of analysis

  • Fatty acid methyl esters
  • Saturated fatty acids
  • Monounsaturated fatty acids
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Omega-6 fatty acids
  • Trans fatty acids

Standard reference

  • EN ISO 12966-2 Animal and vegetable fats and oils - Gas chromatography of fatty acid methyl esters (Part 2: Preparation of fatty acid methyl esters)
  • EN ISO 12966-4 Gas chromatography of fatty acid methyl esters (Part 4: Determination by capillary gas chromatographyAppraisal and customer advice

Instrumentation

  • Gas chromatography (GC) coupled to: FID

Total carbohydrates

Analyzable commodities

  • All foodstuffs

Scope of analysis

  • Total carbohydrates

Instrumental equipment

High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), coupled to: RI detector

Note

After preparation of an extract, the oligosaccarides are degraded by enzymatic cleavage to monosaccarides. This is followed by the determination of sugars by HPLC measurement and a back-calculation to the total carbohydrate content.

Additional services

Expert opinion and customer consulting

Contact

Institute Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

Analyzable goods

  • Food
  • Fiber hemp

Scope of analysis

  • Coumarin
  • Quinine
  • safrole, methyl eugenol, estragole
  • aloin
  • phenolic substances: p-hydroxybenzoic acid, vanillic acid, p-hydroxybenzaldehyde, vanillin, ferulic acid, ethylvanillin
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol
  • Cannabidiol
  • Myristicin
  • morphine*
  • ethyl morphine*
  • codeine*
  • papaverine*
  • noscapine*

Additional services

  • Expert opinion and customer consulting
  • Execution of sampling according to EU VO 401/2006 (agricultural contaminants)

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Institute for Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

Analyzable goods

Food

  • Vegetable foodstuffs e.g.
  • Vegetables (e.g. salads, arugula, carrots, spinach)
  • Cereal-based baby foods and other baby foods for infants and young children
  • Vegetable juices, fruit juices

Instrumental equipment

  • Liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled to: MWD/DAD (UV)

Additional services

  • Expert opinion and customer consulting

Contact

Institute Food Safety Innsbruck lebensmittel.innsbruck@ages.at Technikerstraße 70 6020 Innsbruck

 

Analyzable goods

  • Food
  • Feed

Scope of analysis

  • Malic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Acetic acid
  • Citric acid
  • Succinic acid
  • Propionic acid
  • Oxalic acid
  • Formic acid
  • 3-hydroxybutyric acid in eggs

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Analyzable goods

  • Plant-based foodstuffs e.g.
    • Fruit & Vegetables / Dried Fruit / Nuts / Oilseeds
    • Cereals and cereal products
    • Tea, Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar
    • Spices
    • Beverages (e.g. fruit juices, concentrates, wine)
    • Vegetable oils
    • Vegetable leaves
  • Animal food e.g.
    • Meat and meat products
    • Fish and fish products
    • Milk and milk products
    • Eggs
    • Honey
    • Fats / Oils
  • Feed (straight feed, compound feed, feed oils) - Test parameters QS FM-Monitoring

Additional services

Pesticide multi-method Pesticides

Depending on the food or feedstuff, analysis by multimethod for up to 550 active ingredients (LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS)

Investigation by single and multicomponent methods

  • Glyphosate / AMPA, glufosinate / N-acetyl-glufosinate
  • Chlorate, Perchlorate
  • Maleic hydrazide
  • Ethephon
  • Fosetyl, phosphonic acid
  • Bromide
  • Dithiocarbamate
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds
  • (benzyldimethyldecylammonium chloride (BAC-10), benzyldimethyldodecylammonium chloride (BAC-12), benzyldimethylhexadecylammonium chloride (BAC-16), benzyldimethyltetradecylammonium chloride (BAC-14), didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC-10).

Instrumental equipment

  • Gas chromatography (GC) with different injection techniques coupled to: MS/MS, TOF, ECD, MSD
  • Liquid chromatography (UPLC) coupled to: MS/MS
  • Sample preparation with dry ice or liquid nitrogen

Further information

European Commission - EU Reference Laboratories for Pesticide Residues

Public List of Testing (PLT) according to specification Accreditation Austria Guideline "Scope of Accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies" in connection with the supplement to the accreditation notification can be found under downloads.

Contact

Institute Food Safety Innsbruck lebensmittel.innsbruck@ages.at Technikerstraße 70 6020 Innsbruck

Analyzable goods

  • Plant-based foodstuffs e.g.
    • Fruit / Vegetables / Dried fruit / Nuts / Oilseeds
    • Cereals and cereal products
    • Tea, coffee, cocoa
    • Herbs
    • Beverages (e.g. fruit juices, concentrates, wine)
    • Vegetable oils
    • Leaves, plants
  • Animal food e.g.
    • Meat and meat products
    • Fish and fish products
    • Milk and milk products
    • Fats / Oils
  • Consumer goods e.g.
    • Toys
  • Feed of all kinds
  • Soil
  • Fertilizers, composts

Additional services

  • Assessment and customer consulting, including samples from ecological / organic production
  • National reference laboratory for PAH
  • Laboratory training - on request
  • Execution of sampling according to EU VO 333/2007 (process contaminants)

Scope of investigation, instrumental equipment

For the determination of PAH in food, feed, soil etc. accredited special analytical methods are used in KONA of AGES GmbH:

Matrix Work-up/extraction clean up Separation procedure Detection
Plant material, etc. Saponification with methanolic KOH; extraction with cyclohexane SPE (2x) HPLC FL/PDA
Soil, composts, sewage sludge, grains, etc. Extraction with dichloromethane SPE (2x) HPLC FL/PDA
Oils, fats GPC (cyclohexane/ethyl acetate) HPLC FL/PDA
Food (general) Saponification with methanolic KOH; extraction with cyclohexane SPE (2x) HPLC FL/PDA
Miscellaneous food ASE (acetone/hexane) and GPC (cyclohexane/ethyl acetate) HPLC FL

GPC = gel permeation chromatography SPE = solid phase extraction HPLC = high performance liquid chromatography FL/PDA: fluorescence detector or photodiode array ASE = accelerated solvent extraction

Contact

Institute of Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

Analyzable goods

  • Food
  • Vegetable food e.g.
    • Coffee and coffee substitutes,
    • tea and tea-like products,
    • beverages containing caffeine,
    • Cocoa products (chocolate, cocoa drinks, cakes, ...)
  • food supplements (e.g. sexual enhancers, energy/tonic capsules)

Scope of investigation

  • Caffeine
  • Theophylline
  • Theobromine

Instrumental equipment

  • Liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled to: MWD/DAD (UV)

Additional services

  • Expert opinion and customer consulting

Contact

Institute Food Safety Innsbruck lebensmittel.innsbruck@ages.at Technikerstraße 70 6020 Innsbruck

Analyzable goods

  • Vegetable food
    • Herbal teas
  • Animal food
    • Honey

Scope of analysis

  • Pyrrolizidine alkaloids

Additional services

  • Customer advisory service

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Analyzable goods

  • all foodstuffs
  • Toys
  • Cosmetics

Scope of analysis

  • Odor
  • Taste
  • Odor after cooking test (preparation)
  • Taste after cooking test (preparation)
  • Consistency
  • Appearance, color
  • If necessary, abnormalities, defects

Additional services

  • Commissioned sensory testing

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Quaternary ammonium compounds

Analyzable goods

  • Animal food
    • Milk
    • Cheese
    • Ice cream
    • Eggs
    • Meat products
    • Baby food
  • Food supplements

Scope of testing

  • Benzalkonium chloride
  • Other quaternary ammonium compounds

Melamine & cyanuric acid

Analyzable goods

  • Food
  • Food contact materials
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Feed

Scope of analysis

  • Melamine
  • Cyanuric acid

Diisopropylnaphthalene

Analyzable goods

  • Plant food
    • Cereals
    • Cereal products (pasta,...)
    • Cocoa
  • Food contact materials
    • Packaging

Scope of analysis

  • 2,6-Diisopropylnaphthalene

Bisphenols and their glydidyl esters

Analyzable goods

  • Food
    • Beverages
    • Canned food
  • Food contact materials

Scope of analysis

  • Bisphenols
  • BADGE
  • BFDGE

4-methylimidazole

Analyzable goods

  • Food
    • Beverages
    • Food additives
  • Scope of examination
    • 4-methylimidazole

Benzene

Analyzable goods

  • Food
    • Beverages

Scope of analysis

  • Benzene

Furan

Analyzable goods

  • Food

Scope of analysis

  • Furan

Acrylamide

Analyzable goods

  • Food

Scope of analysis

  • Acrylamide

Primary aromatic amines

Analyzable goods

  • Food contact materials
    • Kitchen utensils
    • Napkins

Scope of analysis

  • Primary aromatic amines

Dioxane

Analyzable goods

  • Cosmetics

Scope of analysis

  • Dioxane

N-nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA)

Analyzable goods

  • Cosmetics

Scope of analysis

  • N-Nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA)

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Analyzable goods

  • Food e.g.
    • Tea, coffee, cocoa
    • Beverages (e.g. fruit juices, concentrates, beer)
    • Honey
    • Table sweets

Additional services

  • Examination and customer consulting

Scope of examination

  • Sweeteners in food
  • Stevioside in food
  • Steviol glycosides in sweeteners
  • Sugar and sugar alcohols

Instrumental equipment

  • LC-MS/MS
  • HPLC

Contact

Institute of Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

Analyzable matrices

  • Food of animal origin
    • Meat and other animal tissues
    • Fish and other aquaculture products
    • Milk and milk products
    • Eggs
    • Honey
  • Samples from animal live stock
    • Urine
    • Blood
  • Feed

Scope of investigation

  • Hormones and prohibited veterinary drugs
    • Stilbenes, stilbene derivatives
    • Thyrostatic agents
    • Steroids
    • resorcylic acid lactones including zeranol
    • beta-agonists
    • prohibited substances according to Annex Table 2 of Regulation (EU) 37/2010: chloramphenicol, chlorpromazine, dapsone, nitrofurans, nitroimidazoles
    • carbadox and olaquindox
  • Authorized veterinary drugs
    • Antibiotics (aminoglycosides, ß-lactams, quinolones, macrolides, sulfonamides and tetracyclines)
    • Antiparasitics (avermectins, benzimidazoles, levamisole, rafoxanide and others)
    • Coccidiostats, including nitroimidazoles
    • Tranquilizers
    • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID)
    • Corticosteroids

Additional services

  • National reference laboratory for veterinary drugs and hormones
  • Customer advisory service
  • AGES laboratory training for detection of veterinary drugs and hormones in food of animal origin

CNS material: glial fiber protein

Analyzable matrices

  • Head meat of cattle

Scope of analysis

  • Glial fiber protein

Additional services

  • Customer consulting

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Analyzable goods

  • Vegetable food e.g.
    • Cereals and cereal products (e.g. millet, buckwheat, corn, baking mixes)
    • Baby food, complementary food
    • Herbs
    • Tea (herbal tea)
    • Food supplements (capsules, compresses...)

Scope of investigation

  • Atropine
  • Scopolamine

Instrumental equipment

  • Liquid chromatography (UPLC) coupled to: MS/MS

Additional services

  • Expert opinion and customer consulting

Contact

Institute Food Safety Innsbruck lebensmittel.innsbruck@ages.at Technikerstraße 70 6020 Innsbruck

Fat soluble vitamins

Analyzable goods

  • Vegetable food
  • Animal food
  • Feed

Fat-soluble vitamins:

  • Vitamin A
  • ß-Carotene
  • Vitamin D2
  • Vitamin D3
  • Vitamin E

Instrumental equipment

  • HPLC (UV or fluorescence detection)

Water-soluble vitaminsH4: Analyzable goods

  • Food
  • Feed

Water-soluble vitamins:

  • C (ascorbic acid)
  • B1 (thiamine)
  • B2 (riboflavin)
  • Niacin
  • B6 (pyridoxine)
  • B12 (cyanocobalamin)
  • Folic acid

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

 

Analyzable goods

  • Food
  • Vegetable food e.g.
    • Oils, fats
    • Sugo, pesto etc.
    • Canned food
    • Infant food, baby food
  • Food contact materials
    • Seals
    • Packaging
    • Tubes
  • Cosmetics

Scope of testing

  • Phthalates
  • Epoxidized soybean oil
  • Plasticizer multi-method

Additional services

  • Customer consulting

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Special analytics Product groups

Vinegar

Scope of examination

  • Labeling aspects (for pre-packaged goods)
  • Sensory analysis
  • Composition
  • Additives
  • Contaminants
  • Microscopy
  • Determination of total acidity in vinegar
  • Hydroxymethylfurfural
  • Acetoin
  • Ethanol

Additional services

  • Expert opinion
  • Health Certificates

Permanganate resistance of acetic acid

Analyzable goods

  • Acetic acid

Scope of analysis

  • Permanganate resistance

Additional services

  • Expert opinion and customer consulting

Sulfate in acetic acid

Analyzable goods

  • Acetic acid

Scope of analysis

  • Sulfate, qualitative

Chloride in acetic acid

Analyzable products

  • Acetic acid

Scope of analysis

  • Chloride, qualitative

Titratable acid

Analyzable goods

  • Acetic acid
  • Water for ice cream scoop

Scope of analysis

  • Titratable acid

Standard reference

  • BVL L 52.04-2: Examination of foodstuffs. Determination of titratable acid (total acid) in vinegar, except wine vinegar.

Additional services

  • Expert opinion and customer consulting

Contact

For vinegar:

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

For acetic acid

Institute of Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

Fat content

Analyzable goods

  • All foods
  • Additives

Scope of analysis

  • Total fat

Standard reference

DIN 10342, BVL L 02.00-11, BVL L 03.00-10, BVL L 17.00-4, BVL L 44.00-4, BVL L 06.00-6, BVL L 07.00-6, BVL L 08.00-6, BVL L 13.05-3, DGF K I-2A, AIIBP 2/9B

Notes

Special methods are available for certain product groups (e.g. meat products). Various analytical methods (reference methods, rapid methods) are available.

Fatty acid spectrum incl. trans fatty acids

Analyzable goods

  • Fats and oils
  • Isolated fat from food

Scope of analysis

  • Fatty acid methyl esters
  • Saturated fatty acids
  • Monounsaturated fatty acids
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Omega-6 fatty acids
  • Trans fatty acids

Standard reference

  • EN ISO 12966-2 Animal and vegetable fats and oils - Gas chromatography of fatty acid methyl esters (Part 2: Preparation of fatty acid methyl esters)
  • EN ISO 12966-4 Gas chromatography of fatty acid methyl esters (Part 4: Determination by capillary gas chromatography)

Instrumentation

  • Gas chromatography (GC) coupled to: FID

Additional services

  • Expert opinion and customer consulting

Cholesterol content

Analyzable goods

  • Egg pasta
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fine bakery products
  • Egg liqueur
  • Egg products
  • Foodstuffs bearing quantitative indications with regard to egg content

Scope of analysis

  • Cholesterol
  • Egg content

Standard reference

  • BVL L 20.01 13 Determination of cholesterol content in mayonnaise and salad mayonnaise containing egg yolk
  • BVL L 18.00 17 Determination of cholesterol content in starch-containing foods
  • BVL L 05.00 16 Determination of cholesterol content in eggs and egg products

Instrumental equipment

  • Gas chromatography (GC) coupled to: MS

Peroxide number

Analyzable goods

  • Food
  • Fats
  • Oils
  • Oilseeds
  • Fatty foods
  • Lecithin

Scope of analysis

  • Peroxide value

Standard reference

  • DGF unit method C-VI 6a - Part 1 (05): Peroxide value. Part 1: Method according to Wheeler
  • DGF Unit Method C-VI 6a - Part 2 (02): Peroxide value. Part 2: Method according to Sully

Acid value

Analyzable goods

  • Foodstuffs
  • Fats
  • Oils
  • Oilseeds
  • Fatty foodstuffs

Scope of examination

  • Acid value
  • Free fatty acids (acidity)

Standard reference

  • DGF unit method C-V 2 (06): Determination of acid value and free fatty acids (acidity)
  • DGF unit method C-III 4 (06): Free fatty acids

Smoke point

Analyzable goods

  • Foodstuffs
  • Fats and oils

Scope of analysis

  • Smoke point

Standard reference

  • DGF unit method C-IV 9 (02): Smoke point

Instrumental equipment

  • Smoke point apparatus

Degree of fat spoilage

Analyzable goods

  • Foodstuffs
  • Frying fats
  • Boiling fats

Scope of analysis

  • Fritest
  • Oxifrit test

Polar fractions

Analyzable goods

  • Food
  • Frying oils
  • Frying fats

Scope of analysis

  • Polar fractions

Standard reference

DGF unit method C-III 3e (06): Polar fractions in frying fats; rapid method with mini silica gel columns

Instrumental equipment

  • Frying oil tester

Notes

Various analytical methods (reference methods, rapid methods) are available.

Polymerized triacylglycerides in frying fats

Analyzable commodities

  • Animal and vegetable fats and oils

Scope of analysis

  • Polymerized (di- and oligomeric) triacylglycerides

Instrumental equipment

  • High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), suitable for HPSEC, coupled to: RI detector

Standard reference

  • DGF Unit method C-III 3c (10): Polymerized triacylglycerides
  • EN ISO 16931: Animal and vegetable fats and oils - Determination of polymerized triglycerides by high-performance exclusion chromatography (HPSEC)

Isomeric diacylglycerides

Analyzable products

  • Food products
  • Vegetable edible oils

Scope of analysis

  • 1,2-diacylglycerides
  • 1,3-Diacylglycerides

Instrumental equipment

  • Gas chromatography (GC) coupled to: FID

Standard reference

  • DGF Unit Methods C-VI 16 (08) Isomeric diacylglycerols (Determination of 1,2- and 1,3-diacylglycerols (diacylglycerides) in vegetable oils
  • DGF Unit Methods C-VI 15 (08), Annex 11
  • ISO 29822, Vegetable fats and oils - Determination of relative amounts of 1,2- and 1,3-diacylglycerols

Thermal degradation products of chlorophyll A

Analyzable products

  • Foodstuffs
  • Olive oil
  • Olive pomace oil

Scope of analysis

  • Pyropheophytin a
  • Pheophytin a
  • Pheophytin a'
  • Pheophytin b
  • Pheophytin b'

Instrumental equipment

  • High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled to: DAD

Standard reference

  • Regulation (EEC) No. 2568/91 on the characteristics of olive oils and olive-pomace oils
  • DGF Standard Method C-VI 15 (08): Determination of thermal degradation products of chlorophyll a in virgin oils

K-values

Analyzable products

  • Olive oil

Scope of analysis

  • K232
  • K268
  • K270
  • ∆K

Standard reference

  • Regulation (EEC) No 2568/91 as amended by Regulation (EU) No 299/2013 on the characteristics of olive oils and olive-pomace oils and methods for their determination.
  • ÖNORM EN ISO 3656: Animal and vegetable fats and oils - Determination of ultraviolet absorption expressed as specific UV absorbance.
  • L 13.00-25 (Official Collection of Methods of Examination according to §64 LFGB): Examination of foodstuffs. Determination of ultraviolet absorption, expressed as specific UV absorbance, of animal and vegetable fats and oils.

Contact

Institute Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

Relative pollen abundance in honey

Analyzable goods

  • Honey

Scope of analysis

  • Pollen, qualitative and quantitative
  • Other components of honey sediment (fine-grained sediment, yeasts, fungal spores, algae, impurities)

Standard reference

  • DIN 10760: Determination of relative pollen abundance in honey

Instrumental equipment

  • Microscopic examination

Water content in honey

Analyzable goods

  • Honey

Scope of examination

  • Water content

Instrumental equipment

  • Bending oscillator

Hydroxymethylfurfural in honey

Analyzable goods

  • Honey

Scope of analysis

  • Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF)

Standard reference

  • DIN 10751-1: Analysis of foodstuffs - Analysis of honey - Determination of the hydroxymethylfurfural content. Part 1: Photometric method according to Winkler.

Electrical conductivity of honey

Analyzable goods

  • Honey

Scope of analysis

  • Electrical conductivity

Standard reference

  • DIN 10753: Determination of electrical conductivity in honey
  • Official collection of test methods according to § 35 LMBG: L 40.00-5: Determination of electrical conductivity in honey

pH-value in honey

Analyzable goods

  • Honey

Scope of examination

  • pH-value

Standard reference

  • DIN 10756: Determination of the free acid content

Free acids in honey

Analyzable goods

  • Honey

Scope of analysis

  • Free acids

Standard reference

  • DIN 10756: Determination of free acid content

Water insoluble substances in honey

Analyzable goods

  • Honey

Scope of analysis

  • Water insoluble substances

Standard reference

  • DIN 10743: Analysis of honey - Determination of the content of water-insoluble substances

Diastase activity in honey

Analyzable goods

  • Honey

Scope of analysis

  • Diastase activity

Standard reference

  • DIN 10750: Determination of diastase activity in honey
  • Official collection of test methods according to § 35 LMBG: L 40.00-1: Determination of diastase activity in honey

Saccharase activity according to Siegenthaler

Analyzable goods

  • Honey

Scope of analysis

  • Saccharase activity

Standard reference

  • DIN 10759 Part 1: Analysis of honey. Determination of saccharase activity. Part 1: Method according to Siegenthaler

Oligiosaccharides in honey

Analyzable goods

  • Honey

Scope of analysis

  • Oligosaccharides, qualitative

Contact

Institute for Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

Ingredients and additives

Scope of investigation

  • UV filter
  • 3-iodo-2-propynyl butyl carbamate (IPBC)
  • Arbutin, kojic acid and hydroquinone
  • Preservative
  • organic acids
  • Diethylene glycol in toothpaste
  • Oxidation dyes in hair dyes
  • Climbazole, piroctone olamine and zinc pyrithione in hair shampoos
  • musk compounds in fragrances
  • allergenic fragrances
  • methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • parabens (p-hydroxy-benzoic acid esters), phenoxyethanol and benzyl alcohol
  • Camphor, menthol and linalool
  • ethanol, 2-propanol
  • Methyldibromoglutaronitrile
  • Coenzyme Q10

UVA protection

Analyzable goods

  • Sunscreen
  • Scope of analysis
  • UVA protection in vitro determination

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Heating indicators

Analyzable goods

  • Milk
  • Cheese

Scope of analysis

  • ß-lactoglobulin
  • Phosphatase
  • Peroxidase

Ingredients

Analyzable goods

  • Milk, dairy products

Scope of analysis

  • Dry matter
  • Fat
  • Crude protein

Physical key figures

Analyzable goods

  • milk, butter

Scope of analysis

  • freezing point, density of milk
  • ph-value of butter

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Chloride content in salt

Analyzable goods

  • Food
  • Table salt
  • Salt preparations

Scope of analysis

  • Chloride

Standard reference

  • AOAC Official Method 935.43: Volhard Method

Potassium ferrocyanide in salt

Analyzable products

  • Foodstuffs
  • Table salt
  • Specialty salts

Scope of analysis

  • Potassium ferrocyanide

Standard reference

EuSalt 004/2008 (European Salt Producers' Association): Sodium Chloride - Analytical Standard: Determination of Water-Soluble Hexacyanoferrate(II). Prussian Blue Photometric Method (Former numbering: ECSS/CN 136-1974 & ESPA/CN-E-111-1996 & EuSalt/AS 004-2005)

Insoluble fractions in salt

Analyzable products

  • Foodstuffs
  • Table salt
  • Specialty salts

Scope of analysis

  • Water insoluble
  • Acid insoluble

Standard reference

ISO 2479/1972: Sodium chloride for industrial use - Determination of matter insoluble in water or in acid and preparation of principal solutions for other determinations

Iodine content in salt

Analyzable goods

  • Foodstuffs
  • Table salt
  • Specialty salts

Scope of analysis

  • Total iodine

Standard reference

  • EuSalt 002/2005 (European Salt Producers' Association): Sodium Chloride - Analytical Standard: Determination of Total Iodine. Titrimetric Method with Sodium Thiosulphate
  • Federal Law on the Marketing of Table Salt, Federal Law Gazette No. 112/1963

Nitrite content in pickling salt

Analyzable goods

  • Foodstuffs
  • Pickling salt

Scope of analysis

  • Nitrite

Standard reference

  • BVL L 56.01.04-1: Examination of foodstuffs - Determination of the nitrite content in nitrite curing salt. Potassium permanganate iodide method

Contact

Institute Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

EN 71-1 Mechanical and physical properties

Analyzable goods

  • Articles of daily use
  • Toys

Scope of testing

  • Tests of various physical quantities and toy properties

Standard reference

EN 71-1: Safety of toys - Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties

EN 71-1 Kinetic energy of projectile toys

Analyzable goods

  • Articles of daily use
  • Toys

Scope of investigation

  • Kinetic energy
  • Instrumental equipment
  • Bullet velocity meter

Standard reference

EN 71-1 Safety of toys - Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties

EN 71-1 Sound pressure level

Analyzable goods

  • Articles of daily use
  • Toys

Scope of analysis

  • A-weighted emission sound pressure level LpA
  • A-weighted emission sound pressure level using time weighting F, LpAFmax
  • C-weighted emission sound pressure level LpCpeak

Instrumental equipment

  • Sound level meter

Standard reference

EN 71 Part 1: Requirements for toys that emit sound

EN 71-1 Magnetic flux index

Analyzable goods

  • Articles of daily use
  • Toys

Scope of analysis

  • maximum magnetic flux density
  • pole area
  • magnetic flux index

Instrumental equipment

  • Gaussmeter

Standard reference

EN 71 Part 1: Safety of toys - Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties - Requirements for toys with magnets or magnetic components

EN 71-1 Strength of a laser

Analyzable goods

  • Articles of daily use
  • Toys

Scope of examination

  • Power

Instrumental equipment

  • Laser check

Standard reference

  • EN 60825-1: Safety of laser equipment
  • EN 62115: Electrical toys - Safety

Note Screening by laser check of toys containing lasers and/or light emitting diodes

EN 1400 Constructional and mechanical properties of pacifiers

Analyzable goods

  • Commodities
  • Soothers
  • Protective caps for the sucking part
  • Products that have the appearance of a pacifier
  • Products that serve as a pacifier

Scope of testing

  • Testing of various physical sizes and product properties

Standard reference

ÖNORM EN 1400: Child use and care articles - Soothers for babies and young children - Safety requirements and test methods

EN 71-2 Flammability

Analyzable goods

  • Articles for everyday use
  • Toys

Scope of analysis

  • Flammability
  • Burning time
  • largest burned hair length (or smallest remaining hair length)
  • largest dimension of burned area
  • Flame propagation speed

Standard reference

  • ÖNORM EN 71-2: Safety of toys - Flammability
  • ÖNORM EN ISO 6941: Textiles - Burning behaviour - Measurement of flame spread characteristics of vertically arranged samples

EN 71-3 Migration of certain elements

Analyzable goods

  • Articles of daily use
  • Toys
  • Baby articles
  • Scope of analysis
  • Aluminum
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Boron
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Manganese
  • Mercury
  • Nickel
  • Selenium
  • Strontium
  • Tin
  • Zinc

Standard reference

  • EN 71-3: Safety of toys - Part 3: Migration of certain elements

Note

  • Quantitative determination of the concentration of certain elements after migration (gastric acid simulant: 0.07 M hydrochloric acid; 2 hours; 37°C); the elements in the migration solution are measured by ICP-MS

EN 71-3 Organotin compounds

Analyzable goods

  • Articles of daily use
  • Toys
  • Baby articles
  • Scope of analysis
  • Methyltin
  • Di-n-propyltin
  • Butyltin
  • Dibutyltin
  • Tributyltin
  • n-octyltin
  • Tetrabutyltin
  • Diphenyltin
  • Di-n-octyltin
  • Triphenyltin

Instrumental equipment

  • Gas chromatography (GC) coupled with: MS

Standard reference

EN 71-3: Safety of toys - Part 3: Migration of certain elements

Saliva fastness and perspiration fastness

Analyzable goods

  • Articles of daily use
  • Toys
  • Child Care Products
  • Scope of testing
  • Saliva fastness (determination of color fastness - part 1: test with saliva simulant)
  • Sweat fastness (determination of color fastness - part 2: test with sweat simulant)

Standard reference

  • DIN 53160-1
  • DIN 53160-2
  • DIN EN 20105-A03
  • ÖNORM S 1555

Plasticizers

Analyzable goods

  • Articles of daily use
  • Toys
  • Baby articles

Scope of analysis

  • Dibutyl phthalate
  • Benzyl butyl phthalate
  • Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
  • Di-n-octyl phthalate
  • Di-isononyl phthalate
  • Di-isodecyl phthalate
  • Di-isobutyl phthalate
  • Di-isoheptyl phthalate
  • Bis(2-methoxyethyl)phthalate
  • Triphenyl phosphate
  • Tri-o-cresyl phosphate
  • Tri-m-cresyl phosphate
  • Tri-p-cresyl phosphate
  • Hexamoll
  • Tributyl acetyl citrate
  • bis(2-ethylhexyl) adipate
  • Triethyl citrate
  • Di(2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate

Instrumental equipment

  • Gas chromatography (GC) coupled with: MS

Standard reference

EN 71 parts 9, 10, 11

Azo dyes in commodities

Analyzable goods

  • Articles of daily use
  • Cellulose fibers
  • Protein fibers
  • Synthetic fibers
  • Leather

Scope of investigation

  • 4-aminodiphenyl
  • Benzidine
  • 4-chloro-o-toluidine
  • 2-naphthylamine
  • o-Aminoazotoluene
  • 2-amino-4-nitrotoluene
  • p-chloroaniline
  • 2,4-diaminoanisole
  • 4,4'-Diaminodiphenylmethane
  • 3,3'-dichlorobenzidine
  • 3,3'-dimethoxybenzidine
  • 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine
  • 3,3'-dimethyl-4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane
  • p-cresidine
  • 4,4'-methylene-bis[2-chloroaniline]
  • 4,4'-oxydianiline
  • 4,4'-thiodianiline
  • o-Toluidine
  • 2,4-toluylenediamine
  • 2,4,5-trimethylaniline
  • o-Anisidine
  • 4-aminoazobenzene

Instrumental equipment

  • High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled to:
  • MS

Standard reference

  • ÖNORM EN 14362-1, Textiles - Method for the determination of certain aromatic amines from azo dyes
  • ÖNORM EN ISO 17234-1 or -2, Leather - Chemical tests for the determination of certain azo dyes in dyed leather

Nickel release

Analyzable goods

  • Articles of daily use
  • Toys

Scope of analysis

  • Nickel release

Note

  • Quantitative determination of nickel release using a sweat simulant solution (1 week; 30°C); the solution is measured by ICP-MS.

Standard reference

EN 1811: Reference test method for the determination of nickel release from all rods inserted into pierced parts of the body and articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin.

Benzene

Analyzable goods

  • Articles of daily use
  • Toys

Scope of analysis

  • Benzene

Instrumental equipment

  • Headspace gas chromatography (HS-GC) coupled with:
  • MS

Standard reference

EN 71 Part 9, Annex A (informative), Analytical methods for volatile solvents

Formaldehyde release

Analyzable goods

  • Articles of daily use
  • Toys

Scope of analysis

  • Formaldehyde
  • Instrumental equipment
  • Photometer

Standard reference

  • ÖNORM EN 71- 9: Safety of toys - Part 9: Organic chemical compounds - Requirements
  • ÖNORM EN 717-3: Wood-based panels Determination of formaldehyde emission Part 3: Formaldehyde emission by the bottle method
  • Food Safety Business Unit, Institute for Food Safety Linz

Dimethyl fumarate

Analyzable goods

  • Consumer goods
  • Toys and baby articles made of/with textile materials

Scope of analysis

  • Dimethyl fumarate
  • Instrumental equipment
  • Gas chromatography (GC) coupled with: MS

Standard reference

  • ISO/TS 16186:2012 Footwear- Critical substances possibly present in footwear and footwear components - Test method for the quantitative determination of dimethyl fumarate (DMFU) in footwear materials.
  • Narizzano, Riccardo et al (2009) Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of dimethyl fumarate in consumer products, Journal of Chromatography A, 2009, 1216, 6762-6766.

Nitrobenzene

Analyzable goods

  • Consumer goods
  • Toys
  • Scope of analysis
  • Nitrobenzene

Instrumental equipment

  • Gas chromatography (GC) coupled with: MS

Standard reference

EN 71-3: Safety of toys - Part 3: Migration of certain elements

pH value of toys

Analyzable goods

  • Commodities
  • Finger paints
  • Aqueous solutions

Scope of analysis

  • pH value

Standard reference

  • EN 71-7
  • STANDARD EN ISO 787-9:1995
  • DIN 19263 pH measurement - pH electrodes
  • DIN 19268: pH measurement - pH measurement of aqueous solutions using pH electrodes with pH glass electrodes and estimation of measurement uncertainty

Side-by-side test

Analyzable goods

  • Articles of daily use
  • Plastics in toys
  • Plastics in child care articles

Scope of analysis

Halogens (Cl, Br, J), qualitative

Additional services

Expert opinion and customer consulting

Contact

Institute Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

Scope of analysis

  • Methyl acetate, ethyl acetate, methanol, 2-butanol, 1-propanol, isobutanol, allyl alcohol, 1-butanol, isoamyl alcohols, ethyl lactate, 1-hexanol, benzaldehyde, benzyl alcohol, 2-phenylethanol
  • Alcohol determination in spirits, beer, alcopops and propolis
  • Hydrogen cyanide
  • thujone, camphor
  • phenolic substances (barrel storage indicators)
  • ethyl carbamate*

Contact

Institute Food Safety Vienna lebensmittel.wien@ages.at Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Vienna

Melting point

Analyzable goods

  • Food
  • Additives

Scope of analysis

  • Melting point (onset point, meniscus point, clear point)
  • Melting range

Standard reference

  • Ph. Eur. (European Pharmacopoeia 8.0), 8th edition, chapter 2.2.60

Instrumental equipment

  • Melting point apparatus

Boiling point and solidification point

Analyzable goods

  • Foodstuffs
  • Additives (liquid pure substances)

Scope of analysis

  • Boiling point
  • Solidification point

Additional services

  • Expert opinion and customer consulting

Refractive index

Analyzable goods

  • Foodstuffs (liquid or liquefiable)
  • Additives (liquid)

Scope of analysis

  • Refractive index
  • Dry matter (refractometric)

Relative density

Analyzable goods

  • Liquid food and additives

Scope of analysis

  • Density

Standard reference

  • IFU 1A: International Federation of Fruit Juice Producers, Method 1A: Relative Density (Method using density meter)

Instrumental equipment

  • Bending transducer

Optical rotation

Goods to be analyzed

  • All foods
  • Additives

Scope of analysis

  • Optical rotation (rotation capacity, specific rotation)
  • Sugar degree

Standard reference

L 39.00-E(EG) and 1(EG) to 10(EG) (Official Collection of Methods of Examination according to §64 LFGB): Methods of analysis for the determination of the composition of certain sugars intended for human consumption - Method 10: Determination of the degree of rotation (polarization)

Contact

Institute Food Safety Linz lebensmittel.linz@ages.at Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz

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