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With our quarterly update IKB aktuell we would like to inform you about news from the Kirchhoff Berlin Institute.

You can expect a brief introduction to our Vitamin Team and updates of our analysis spectrum.

We are looking forward to working with you!
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact at any time.

Institute Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH
Kerstin Bernhart
Head of Sales & Marketing


Team Vitamins

Highlights demonstrating our expertise for a wide variety of Vitamin-matrices:

■   Participation in the BfR-Meal-Study (first German total diet study)
■   Active collaboration in the German vitamin working group
■   LC-MS/MS method for water soluble vitamins (capacity 40 samples/day)
■   Automated sample preparation for fatty soluble vitamins (mod. DIN EN 12822)

Our Services:
 LoQ = 50 µg/100g
    B1 (thiamine), B2(riboflavin), B3 (nicotinic acid, nicotinamide), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 including pyridoxine, pyridoxal & pyridoxamine
■  LoQ = 0.5 µg/100g
    B12 (cobalamin) also for oil capsules, Biotin (B7 or B8)
■  LoQ = 1 µg/100g
    B9 including folic acid, tetrahydrofolate, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate and 5-formyltetrahydrofolate        
■  LoQ = 1 mg/100g
    Vitamin C 
LoQ diverse
   Fatty soluble vitamins E (0,1 mg/100g), D3 (0,5 µg/100g), K1 (1 µg/100g), A (10 µg/100g) by HPLC (MS/MS and FLD) 

See the matrices we cover


Steviol Glycosides

New reference framework for steviol glycosides issued by Codex Alimentarius.    more ....

Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids, new limits expected in July 2022.    more ....

MRSA zoonoses

11.7-43.4% prevalence of MRSA zoonoses in meat.    more ....

GMO analysis, VLOG certification

Although there is a ban on the cultivation of e.g. genetically modified maize in Germany, there have been repeated GMO-positive findings in 2021.    more ....


Novel Food

Determination of cannabinoids in food

When do cannabinoids become a problem?    more ...

Mineral Oil

Mineral oil analysis remains an ongoing topic

In the field of mineral oil analysis in food, we are one of the leading German laboratories.    more ....

Dietary fibre method

Critical matrices for the analysis of dietary fibre methods

A variety of different methods are used for the analysis of dietary fibres.    more ....


Feel free to contact at any time for further information or discussion on our services.