Analytica Alimentaria’s is a high-end laboratory that is a leading provider of independent food safety services across the globe.
“We offer sampling and high-end laboratory services for fresh produce, especially fruit and vegetables,” explained CEO and founder Udo Lampe.
Analytica Alimentaria laboratories have been doing direct sampling and inspections in production areas worldwide since 2008. It operates in more than 15 countries and is directly established in Spain, Germany, Peru, Italy and India. The lab provides reliable, on-time analysis.
“We respond to food safety strategies that fit the clients’ business models,” Lampe said.
With its service guarantees, the lab provides the basis for the most relevant decisions in the food trade in order to ensure food safety and transparency throughout entire supply chain. AA’s ultimate goal is to protect consumers, prevent food scares and deliver reliable results before the products enter the market.
Udo Lampe is co-founder and a managing director of Analytica Alimentaria with more than 15 years’ experience in food safety. He is Chairman of the IAS task force on food safety, and a founding member of the relana® quality circle.
From the field to the lab
“We are in the field and in the lab, so we’re able to gather all the insights from the production and supply chain processes; this is our foundation for reliable lab analyses,” Lampe said. The feedback from the labs in turn helps the effectiveness of field inspections. “We know exactly where problems may arise and which residues and contaminants to look for.”
For example, AA’s clients ask:
“What are the risks of pesticides drifting over to organic production fields? How does the recent flood impact the quality of the lettuces?”
Then AA provides reliable answers to these questions and develops food safety strategies accordingly.
“Our approach takes food safety and transparency to another quality level,” affirms Lampe. Moreover, Analytica Alimentaria’s laboratories are leaders in reliability and speed.
This means that the results are more accurate and the value of the analyses for the clients is greater.
Focusing on people
At Analytica Alimentaria, the focus is on people. Food safety emerges where values like motivation, experience and integrity meet. Its clients know the Analytica Alimentaria team is a trustworthy partner, whenever and wherever they need them.
“Our work has become increasingly international. With our service portfolio, we respond to the challenges of globalized fruit and vegetable markets. Clients use our international expertise to move into new markets: Are table grapes from South Africa safe this season? Does my supplier meet the requirements of the German market? What are the risks of finding pesticide residues in products from a bio-certified grower?” Lampe said.
By answering these questions, AA can help its clients use food safety as an asset in their international purchasing strategies. “We also look after food imports to Europe, being present with our own staff in the major international ports like Rotterdam, Hamburg and Barcelona. In addition, we have recently expanded our on-the-ground presence to Latin America.”
A team of AA agricultural engineers is now based in Peru.