LVA is the new reference laboratory of the QS testing system!

LVA has decades of experience in the field of residue analysis and has been accredited according to ISO 17025 since 1999. We have more than met the high requirements and are therefore allowed to make a significant contribution to the successful implementation of these laboratory competence tests as a new reference laboratory and partner of the QS testing system from 2024.

The QS testing system for food is internationally recognised and the leading standard for food safety in Germany. 90% of fruit, vegetable and potato traders or producers in the Federal Republic participate in this programme.

QS-approved testing laboratories must regularly prove their laboratory competence through specially organised proficiency tests.

The validity of a proficiency test is ensured by independent reference laboratories such as the LVA, which checks the homogeneity and stability of the proficiency test materials by means of accompanying pesticide analysis, among other things. Only if these parameters meet the required quality criteria can the proficiency test be assessed as valid.

More than 170 pesticide laboratories worldwide participate in this proficiency test. LVA GmbH is proud to be able to contribute its expertise and thus support the QS quality programme.