Contamination risk
in flooding areas -
Identify and evaluate risks

The floods that have hit many places in recent days have caused damage, some of it severe. Many farms and feed companies have also been badly hit and are struggling with the economic effects For your support, you will find below notes for the identification and assessment of possible contamination risks for farms, production companies and companies in the feed industry.

The following QS-approved laboratories offer free analyses for possible sources of contamination to support you:


Possible contamination risks
identify and evaluate

QS ICON TIERHALTUNG

The following risks should be considered on an individual farm basis:

  • As a result of the flood events, feed may be contaminated in the field, in the storage or silo due to direct contact with contaminated water or sludge. As a result, the feed value may be altered and the contents of undesirable substances in these feeds may be increased to the point of being unfit for feeding. In particular, microbiological (e.g. due to animal carcasses floating around), organic (e.g. due to spilled heating oil) and inorganic contamination must be expected, so that special attention should be paid to the parameters dioxins, heavy metals, pesticides, nitrate-nitrogen, polychlorinated organic compounds (PCBs), mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOSH/MOAH), salmonella and fecal coli.

  • Rodent infestations and increased pest pressure are also particularly critical issues. If necessary, measures should be initiated. In cases of doubt, we recommend to arrange laboratory analyses for your own assurance and to ensure product safety. The same applies to the performance of additional audits, should, for example, your customers require an explicit confirmation of conformity.

 


QS ICON O G K

The following risks should be considered on an individual farm basis:

  • As a result of the flood situation, specific risks may have an impact on the production of fruit, vegetables, and potatoes. Therefore, potential physical (e. g. from glass and sludge), microbiological (e. g. from wastewater facilities, slurry pits, solid manure storage, household or industrial waste, and animal carcasses), and chemical (e. g., from fertilizer storage, pesticide storage, heavy metals, oils, and fuels) sources of contamination should be identified and evaluated on a company-specific basis. Particularly critical issues also include irrigation water quality, rodents, and increased pest pressure..

  • If necessary, corresponding measures should be initiated. In cases of doubt, we recommend arranging laboratory analyses to reinsure yourself and to ensure product safety. This also applies to the performance of additional audits, e. g. if your customers require an explicit confirmation of conformity.

 


QS ICON FUTTERMITTEL

The following risks should be considered on an individual farm basis:

  • As a result of the flood events, feed may be contaminated on the field, in the warehouse or in the silo through direct contact with contaminated water or sludge. As a result, the feed value may be changed and that the contents of undesirable substances may be increased up to a point where a feed is unsuitable for feeding. In particular, physical (e.g. from glass), microbiological (e.g. from floating animal carcasses), organic (e.g. from leaked heating oil) and inorganic contaminants are to be expected, so that special attention should be paid to sensory properties and the parameters dioxins, heavy metals, pesticides, nitrate nitrogen, polychlorinated organic compounds (PBC), mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOSH / MOAH), salmonella and fecal coli.

  • Infestation with harmful rodents and the increased pest pressure are also particularly critical issues. If necessary, measures should be initiated. In cases of doubt, we recommend arranging laboratory analyses for your own assurance and to ensure product safety. This also applies to the performance of additional audits, e. g. if your customers require an explicit confirmation of conformity.

 


Free laboratory analyses for flood-damaged
scheme participants

The following QS-approved laboratories offer free analyses for possible sources of contamination to support you. The overview will be updated continuously if necessary:


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Analytica Alimentaria GmbH

Fahrenheitsstraße 5

14532 Kleinmachnow

Germany


Offered examinations:

  • Pesticides
  • Heavy metals
  • Pathogens
  • COVID (PCR in saliva test that can be self-sampled, results in 36-48 h).

 

Contact person:

Udo Lampe

Phone: +49 (0)33203 88480

info@analyticaalimentaria.de


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GALAB Laboratories GmbH

Am Schleusengraben 7

21029 Hamburg

Germany


Offered examinations:

  • Dioxine
  • Heavy Metals
  • Crop protection products
  • Nitrate
  • PCBs
  • MOSH/MOAH
  • Microbiology

 

Contact person:

Lavinia Gonstol

Phone: +49 (0)40 368077 415

Stephan Liesner

Tel: +49 (0)40 368077 395

obstgemuese@galab.de


Institut Kirchhoff

Institut Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH

Oudenarder Straße 16

13347 Berlin

Germany


Offered examinations

  • Pesticides
  • Heavy metals
  • MOSH/MOAH
  • Microbiology

 

Contact person:

Jeannette Schwab

Phone: +49 (0)30 4579893 124

jeannette.schwab@mxns.com

Dr. Erik Becker

Phone: +49 (0)30 4579893 145

erik.becker@mxns.com


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Analytisches Institut Bostel GmbH & Co. KG

Florianstraße 13

70188 Stuttgart

 


Offered examinations:

  • Microbiology
  • Pesticides

 

Contact person:

Anja Bostel

Phone: +49 (0)711 28528 0

abostel@bostel.de


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Dr. Lippert Qualitätsmanagement GmbH

Kranzweiherweg 10

53489 Sinzig

 


Offered examinations:

  • Pesticides
  • Microbiology / Faecal-Germs
  • Heavy Metals
  • Sampling and consulting as a laboratory located in the Ahrtal.

 

Contact person:

Frederik Lippert

Phone: +49 (0)2642 999930 10

Fax: +49 (0)2642 999930 30

info@lippert-qm-com


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Limbach Analytics GmbH - Laboratory Leipzig

Strümpellstraße 42

04289 Leipzig

Germany


Offered examinations:

  • Pesticides
  • Heavy Metals
  • Nitrate
  • Microbiology

 

Contact person:

Andrea Rockstroh

Phone: +49 (0)341 863808 18

a.rockstroh@analytics-leipzig.de


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Limbach Analytics GmbH - Laboratory Mannheim

Edwin-Reis-Straße 6-10

68229 Mannheim


Angebotene Untersuchungen:

  • Pesticides
  • Heavy metals
  • Nitrate
  • Microbiology

 

Contact person:

Dr. Carolin Häußermann

Phone: +49 (0)621 496019 27

c.haeussermann@limbach-analytics.de


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bilacon GmbH

An der Industriebahn 5

13088 Berlin

Germany


Offered examinations:

  • Pesticides
  • Nitrate
  • Heavy metals
  • MOSH/MOAH
  • Salmonella
  • Faecal coli

 

Contact person:

Roy Sperling

Tel: +49 (0)30 206038 320

roy.sperling@tentamus.com


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Labor Friedle GmbH

Von-Heyden-Straße 11

93105 Tegernheim

Germany


Angebotene Untersuchungen:

  • Heavy metals
  • Pesticides
  • Biozides
  • Faecal-Germs
  • SARS-CoV-2: PCR- Saliva sample
    test
  • Sampling and on-site consultation

 

Contact person:

Albrecht Friedle

Tel: +49 (0)9403 96798 0

info@labor-friedle.de


Contact

Lena Meinders

Landwirtschaft (Tierhaltung)

Jennifer Müller

Erzeugung Obst, Gemüse, Kartoffeln

Anna Rohbock

Futtermittelwirtschaft
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