Herbs and spices

Fresh herbs & spices are subject to a prompt market delivery for which we provide a special service in residue monitoring. Within 24 hours we analyse your product on the presence of nitrate and within 48 hours we’ll do the same on pesticides (insecticides, fungicides and biocides). We also analyse dried herbs and spices on heavy metals, PAH’s and mycotoxins.

Colourful spices are sometimes artificially dyed with the so-called ‘azo dyes’, which are either illegal (such as Sudan Red) or must be clearly mentioned on the label.  

Herbs and spices are very sensitive to microbiological contamination because they are often cultivated and sun dried under unhygienic conditions in tropical regions. TLR offers a comprehensive range of analyses such as, Total Plate Count (TPC), Enterobacteriaceae, lactic acid bacteria, Salmonella species and E. coli (STEC EHEC).

We can also arrange professional sampling all over the world by related companies such as Peterson or Control Union. 

If you have any requests do not hesitate to contact our experts for further information or consultancy (Click here mail).