Analyses foodstuffs

microbiological analysis

Package 1 - Hygiene parameters

  • 3 parameters
  • Ex.: e.coli, total germ count, koag. pos. Staphylococcus

Package 2

  • Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes

Pathogenic agents - single analysis

  • Campylobacter spp.
  • Yersinia enterocolitica

chemical analyses

Package - BIG 7

  • caloric value, fat, satured fatty acids, carbohydrates, sugar, protein, salt

Package milk 1

  • dry matter, protein

Package milk 2

  • dry matter, protein, fat

Package mineral nutrients

  • Ca, Mg, Na, K, P

single analyses

  • fatty acid spectrum (C4-C24, incl. Omega-3- and Omega-6-fatty acids)
  • carbohydrates
  • fat (incl. hydrochloric acid digestion)
  • protein
  • lactose (gravimetric)
  • lactose/galactose (enzymatic, for example in yogurt)
  • dry matter
  • ash
  • extraneous water (Meat and meat products)
  • fat-free dry matter
  • total sugars
  • pH-value
  • caloric vlaue
  • salt content
  • connectiv tissue protein-free meat protein (Meat and meat products)
  • animal species identification
  • label inspection
  • allergens
  • alcohol content

Process hygiene controls

We offer the following examinations to check the hygiene status.

Contact plates

  • total germ count aerob, mesophil

Surface hygiene, personnel hygiene control

Swab samples

  • total germ count aerob, mesophil
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • etc. 


Airborne germ measurement

  • total germ count aerob, mesophil
  • yeasts and moulds


Tests best before date

  • Storage tests to determine the best before date of your product


Sterile control packaging material

  • total germ count aerob, mesophil
  • Enterobacteriaceae



The introduction and implementation of the HACCP system including documentation of in-house measures and controls in food processing companies has been mandatory since 2006 according to the applicable hygiene law, even for small and medium-sized companies.

We offer you:

  • optimal support to meet the legal requirements for quality assurance quickly and without great effort; independent of the product range
  • creation or optimization of your HACCP concept by our trained HACCP managers
  • sampling plans
  • employee training 
  • preparation of operational pandemic planning incl. risk assessment

Please contact us so that we can prepare a suitable offer for you.


Milk filling station

As a producer and direct marketer of raw milk, you have a high responsibility for the quality of your product. To limit possible risks, we offer you the opportunity to have your fresh milk analyzed in a continuous routine test. At the same time, you can also use the results to document your own checks.

Examination parameters

  • listeria monocytogenes
  • salmonella spp.
  • coagulase positive staphylococci
  • e. coli/enterobacteriaceae
  • total germ count
  • campylobacter


Pre-harvest examination of cereals

Cereals to be placed on the market as foodstuffs must not exceed the levels of lead and cadmium in accordance with Regulation 1881/2006 (Regulation setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs).

Since July 2018, LKS mbH has been listed with the BfUL (Betriebsgesellschaft für Umwelt und Landwirtschaft) as a testing laboratory for the determination of cadmium, lead and arsenic as part of pre-harvest testing. This makes it possible to assess whether the maximum content for foodstuffs is expected to be exceeded before the harvest.

Analysis package

  • Lead and cadmium


Notes for sampling

Please refer to the information for representative sampling.


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Raina Wein

Feedstuff and soil laboratory

technical-scientific manager
+49 37206 87-198

New price list

Please note that a new pricelist for our analyses will apply at LKS mbH from April 2024. We will be happy to provide you with these upon request.


Our foodstuff analytics

High-quality food is a special component of our daily diet. For quality control and quality assurance, it is important to have these diverse products analyzed as part of your own control system. In addition to the laboratory tests, we will gladly prepare and support you in your company-specific HACCP system.


You will find a large part of our analyses in the above headings and boxes. If you still cannot find the analysis you are looking for, please call us - we will be happy to advise you.

Your advantages:

  • free and fast sample transport
  • no registration necessary
  • Processing and attestation from Monday to Saturday
  • specialist microbiological diagnosis and advice
  • Evaluation on site possible

Jacqueline Wolfram

Manager microbiology, veterinary diagnostics and foodstuff

technical manager LKS & LKV

deputy manager milk laboratory

+49 37206 87-187

Jana Herz

Foodstuff chemistry

+49 3720687 195