Food laboratory


Test your products in our laboratories to guarantee safety and ensure compliance with regulations and industry standards 




Microbiological testing is performed in all types of food to detect the presence of harmful bacteria and other micro-organisms. Bureau Veritas' testing ensures your product are pathogen-free and safe for consumption.

Food products: 

  • Search for pathogenic germs
  • Salmonella, Staphylococci, Listeria monocytogenes, Echerichia coli, Clostridium perfringens, Sulphite-reducing Anaerobes, Bacillus cereus
  • Hygiene testing for germs
  • Total coliforms, Thermo-tolerant coliforms, Mesophilic aerobic flora
  • Search for spoilage germs
  • Yeasts and moulds, Pseudomonas, Lactic flora
  • Stability test
  • Aging test / CSD validation


  • Potability parameters


Testing for germs to verify the effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and equipment.


Ambient air analysis of the premises by collector: Total flora, Moulds

Contaminant Analysis

Contaminant and Residual Analysis is important to detect the presence of pesticide and heavy metals in food products, especially in fresh products. It is a major application for the food safety testing market and Bureau Veritas has brand new technologies to ensure you are compliant with international food safety standards.

Food products: 

  • Pesticides
  • Micotoxins
  • Heavy metals
  • Histamine

Physio - Chemistry 

Physical-Chemical testing allows you to identify the components present in your food products, enabling you to determine the nutritional content and the physical characteristics of a product (weight, humidity…).

Food products: 

  • Nutritional value
  • Minerals
  • Additives
  • Vitamins


  • Potability parameters


GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) testing confirms the identity and the nature of the product at every step of the supply chain and ensures compliance with regulations.

DNA & Authenticity

DNA tests on foods are used to identify the species present in a particular product, to give you the possibility to detect fraud and guarantee the quality of food.


To assure the quality of our analytical services, we have qualified people and appropriated equipment procedures to prepare your samples.

Molecular biology

  • Allergens
  • GMO
  • Animal Specification: Swine Detection
  • Norovirus
  • Ecoli0157, STEC, Listeria


  1. Reduce the risk of recalls, returns and complaints
  2. Enhance risk management and brand protection
  3. Ensure your product is free of pathogens and contaminants
  4. High-quality services according to HACCP and GLP

Audit, training and support 

We check, train your teams and support you on a daily basis and at all stages of your products' life cycle.

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Why Bureau Veritas?

Bureau Veritas provides a full and comprehensive scope of agri commodities & food testing throughout the entire supply chain


North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa 

Qualimag: our laboratory for the interpretation of food analyses, audits and training in food hygiene and safety.
Telephone: +212 522 665 828

African Quality Assurance Centre(AQAC) - AgriFood Testing Laboratory (Lagos,Nigeria)
km 65 
Lagos-Ibadan Expressway 
beside Conoil filling station

Southern Africa, East Africa
Telephone: +27 (0) 11 217 6300

Our laboratory network
in Africa