Around 1–5% of adults and 5–10% of children are currently affected by food allergies. Their effects range from an impairment to quality of life right up to life-threatening consequences. The Institut Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH is your expert partner when it comes to analysing and labelling substances with allergenic potential.
Immunological/molecular biological inspections
- Hazelnut content
For more information on this topic, our regularly trained staff would be pleased to assist.
Animal type identification
Reliable animal type identification plays an important role for consumers, due to reasons such as religion or personal ethics. Authenticity testing by identifying animal type is therefore a good idea and indeed necessary. The Institut Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH offers modern microbiological detection methods for the qualitative identification of animal types and determining the relative proportion of, for example:
Fish identification using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP).
Genetically modified organisms
In accordance with EU Directive (EC) 1830/2003, foodstuffs and animal feed comprising, containing or manufactured from genetically modified organisms (GMO) must be labelled. The Institut Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH offers the following analytical procedures for testing to ensure that the legal regulations are adhered to:
- Screening procedure for general GMO detection, using for example 35S and FMV promoters, NOS terminator
- Qualitative detection method, for example rape (GT73), maize (Bt11, Mon810) and soya (RR)
- Quantitative detection method, for example soya (RR)