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Standard Laboratory Equipment for Routine Analysis of Food, feed and foodstuff, as well as Food contact materials
Over 400 ISO 17.025 accredited methods, ISO 29.990 accredited vocational training system.
Collaborative R&D with the Agrofood Industry
LVA is a motivator for collective R&D activities and acts as a transfer organisation
between science and industry. It offers services from project management, data research
and product- and process development to large scale production. Also the TechNet has a lot
of experience for gaining funding. On European level LVA is a strong research
collaboration partner in divers projects of FP7, especially in the schemes dedicated to
SMEs. In the implementation process of FP7 LVA is leader of the national Technology Platform. Also employees of LVA are independent experts for DG Research for the evaluation of European research project proposals.
Training and Consulting
In addition to consulting services in the areas of quality management, food science, food
law, hygiene and technology for companies and associations, the business field of
consulting also includes training activities. LVA is market leader for food processing
training in Austria. The focal points of the LVA´s seminar programme are traditional:
- Hygiene, hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) and microbiology
- Food law: particularly new regulations and amendments (Ex: additives, labelling, the
Food Safety and Consumer Protection Act)
- Niche areas in the field of food science, to some extent unique in Austria (e.g. Food QM standards, IFS, food law, Food Contact Materials, Hygiene, HACCP, Health Claims, Microbiology, Pathogens etc.).
Parallel to this our range of consulting services also includes coaching programmes (QM,
HACCP) in addition to demand-driven consulting.
LVA- Lebensmittelversuchsanstalt is the private competence centre for the Austrian food
industry. It acts as expert evaluator and consultant in food analysis, technology and in food
law. It provides practical assistance in matters of law as well as in the interpretation and
execution of food industry regulations. Special dedicated services for European food
companies are offered. Due to the quality of service and strong confidence in the substantial
knowhow the LVA is also well-known on international level. The LVA guided national
Food TechNet is the contact point for research and industry for applied research projects
and process and product development. Frequent Seminars and in House trainings for the
industry complete LVA´s offers. Contribution to European Research Projects in FP7
complete the broad range of tasks for the food industry.