Controlled quality, tested products and safe consumption from a single source.

Tested quality breeds trust – probably the most important ingredient for sustainable success. As the premium address for comprehensive product quality since 1926, we have ensured that valuable products are produced consistently in line with current standards and can be safely consumed at all times.

Our Services


Our laboratories enable customers to continuously monitor and assure their product and process quality and to develop new products. This extends from chemical and microscopic analyses to microbiological examinations and sensory assessments. Standardised reference methods, along with fast and cost-efficient screening procedures, add the finishing touches to our portfolio.


A team of experienced experts is at your disposal for the interpretation of laboratory reports and the preparation of assessments and certificates. Their competence also enables the clarification of issues relating to the Food Safety and Consumer Protection Act (LMSVG) without unnecessary red tape.


Certification strengthens competitiveness. We check and certify adherence to national and international quality standards and legal requirements for the food industry & retailers, the logistics sector, catering, hospitality and institutional food services. As an accredited certification body (according to EN ISO/IEC 17065), we also accompany businesses on their way to successful IFS certification.


Inspections along the entire value chain guarantee safe products. Our portfolio includes all kinds of business and hygiene inspections, as well as sampling according to standardised specifications.


Innovation in the food sector demands expertise in many areas. TechNet, LVA’s technology network, makes it easy for research and development projects to source competent support. From drafting a project or a funding application to actual implementation. Moreover, the LVA food testing institute has been a partner in national, international and EU projects for many years.

Training & Consulting

Our training programme provides valuable support with practical courses addressing all issues within food processing. Speakers include international experts from government ministries, associations, universities and food regulators, as well as renowned auditors and consultants. Certification according to ISO 21001:2018 guarantees that practical knowledge is shared in consistently impeccable quality.

Facts & Figures


procedures and methods of analyses


clients in 80 countries




kg CO2 emissions saved per year

Quick guide

Factory inspections

Factory inspections are carried out by our inspection body on the basis of individual agreements. They focus on the production method, quality and safety of a food product. Depending on the agreement, the origin of the raw materials, production specifications and their compliance, quality assurance measures and the effectiveness of self-check systems are also checked.

How can we help you?

As a leading European centre of excellence for safe and trusted products, we deliver expert advice, sound analyses, audits and certifications from a single source.