Declaration and marketability
A test of marketability is performed to demonstrate that in the meaning of the Food and Fodder Code (LFGB) and Regulation (EC) No 178/2002, a food is
- does not constitute a danger to health and is
- fit for human consumption.
The test also ensures that the product is correctly labelled and placed on the market in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 (Food Information Ordinance, LMIV).
Tests of marketability are coordinated with the manufacturer and usually follow patterns and requirements prescribed by the retail chains.
Review of principles defined by the Food Code (DLMB)
Manufacturers, retailers and food regulators use the principles defined in the German Food Code as a basis for the assessment of food products. The principles list easily understandable ‘trade names’ and describe the production, properties and other characteristics that can be expected of the respective food product.
The principles ensure that consumers will find a certain product quality associated with a particular trade name.
Declaration (labeling inspection)
The information provided to consumers in regard to food products is defined in Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011. It introduces standard and mandatory information that must be present on all food packaging. This includes:
- the name of the food,
- shelf life or sell-by date,
- net volume,
- name/company and address of the food company and
- information on nutrient value
We check to ensure that your food products are correctly declared and advise you on the scope of analysis required for compliance with labeling requirements.
Our analysis services for the declaration inspection (selection):
- storage tests to determine the shelf life or sell-by date,
- calculation of the nutrient value,
- active components,
- analysis for food additives,
- allergens and
- species identification