Official cross checks
Do not refuse the offered cross-check sample if a government agency (Veterinary Office) takes a sample of your product. Store it in the freezer until the official result has been released. We are available to help you if there are any complaints!
Our team includes officially certified cross checking experts according to Section 43 Food and Fodder Code (LFGB). You can quickly and directly order a formally and technically correct cross check if the situation arises. The official cross-check sample is analysed, and you will receive a cross-check report that will stand up in court and will be accepted by government agencies.
Taking a cross-check sample
Section 43 of the Food and Fodder Code (LFGB) states that when taking a sample for the purpose of analysis, the official inspector is required to leave a part of the sample – or a second sample if it is otherwise impractical – in order to allow the manufacturer to perform a cross check. The manufacturer is entitled to waive the right to a cross-check sample.
Cross-check analysis by an officially certified cross-check expert
The cross-check analysis must be performed by an independent expert certified for this purpose according to the Ordinance on the Admission of Independent Cross-Check Experts and the Regulations for Official Cross Checks (GPV). Cross-check experts may be state-certified food chemists, licensed veterinarians with authorisation for the analysis field under application (requested analysis field) or licensed public veterinary inspectors, among others; they must have two years of analysis and assessment experience in the analysis field under application.
Accredited test laboratories
Test laboratories that analyse cross check samples or B samples must satisfy the provisions of Article 12 (2) letter a, in conjunction with Section 3 of Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and Council dated 29 April 2004 on the analysis of adherence to food and fodder law and the provisions on animal health and animal safety (Official Journal L 165 dated 30.4.2004, p. 1, L 191 dated 28.5.2004, p. 1) as amended. The accreditation body in the meaning of Section 1 (1) para 1 of the Accreditation Body Act (AktStelleG) is responsible for accrediting test laboratories.
SYNLAB Food Institute satisfies these requirements.