ISC 2016

The International Spice Conference has emerged as the most sought after platform for the spice fraternity with more than 800 delegates from 45 nationalities, over 50 speakers and 35 exhibitors.


25years of celebration

Eurofins group


Worldwide, the Eurofins group offers the highest level of testing and laboratory services, quality management as well as consultation for the entire seed, food and feed branches. With us, you have a reliable partner along the entire food value chain. Especially the following labs will be your analytical partner for spice and herbs:

Eurofins Dr. Specht Laboratorien GmbH (Hamburg, Germany)
Eurofins WEJ Contaminants GmbH (Hamburg, Germany)
Eurofins Analytical Services India Pvt Ltd. (Bangalore, India)

Eurofins has brought together experts for spice and herbs to form a competence team which offers advice to customers as well as in working groups of industry associations. This was accomplished in order to guarantee the quality and safety of spice and herbs. These experts provide advice regarding analysis and quality assurance, and make use of the state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and latest methods of analysis for your queries.

  • Professional, expert advice & assessment compliant with food industry legislation
  • The latest knowledge through professional organization memberships
  • Practical consulting solutions
  • Our industry experts have long-term expertise from a multitude of projects

Eurofins is a leading provider of laboratory services and delivers an individual and end-to-end offer of consulting and analysis processes; including a unique spectrum of laboratory parameters. Based on this, we develop customized and customer-specific solutions that incorporate state-of-the-art technologies and methods.

  • Complete analysis portfolio
  • Reliability through the use of state-of-the-art technology and the latest analysis methods
  • Continuous research and method development
  • Special analytics for industry-specific products

We offer you numerous additional services across the entire analytical spectrum to ensure overall quality. Eurofins OnLine (EOL) allows you 24-hour access to your analysis results and the data archive.

Our global presence delivers you food safety from the raw material to the final product.

  • Conceptual on-site solutions, certifications and audits
  • Risk and crisis management, monitoring programs
  • Global supply chain control, sampling and sample logistics
  • Safe and efficient business processes

Analytical scope for herbs and spices

Relevant products:

  • Spices
  • Herbs
  • Mixed products
  • Herbal drugs

Pesticides and contaminants:

  • Pesticides
  • Mycotoxins
  • Biotoxins (PA/TA)
  • Organic contaminants (e.g. PAHs, nicotine)
  • Fumigation residues
  • Heavy metals
  • Process contaminants (e.g. chlorate, perchlorate)
  • Mineral oils
  • Plasticizers

Microbiological Scope:

  • Yeasts and moulds
  • Salmonella
  • E. coli
  • Total plate counts

Nutrients and ingredients

  • Nutrients (Big 7)
  • Vitamins
  • Antioxidative capacity (ORAC,TEAC)
  • Minerals and trace elements
  • Secondary plant products (e.g. caffeine, catechins)

Sensory analysis

  • Descriptive In- and Out Test
  • Categorical or scaled In- and Out Test
  • Descriptive sensory analysis
  • Expert witness
  • Sorting of foreign matter

Specific services

  • Testing for radioactivity
  • Testing for irradiation
  • National and international labelling tests
  • Testing for migration
  • Guidelines for spice and herbs
  • National and international sampling
  • Consumer studies


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