The oils and fats are analysed on the basis of legislation, as the CODEX, BOE(RD), Pharmacopoeia, etc. Within this group we find the seed oils, vegetable oils, essential oils, fried oils and fats, or animal fats.
Olive oils are governed by Regulation (EEC) 2568/91 and its current amendments, and by the current International Commercial Standard COI / T15 / NC No.3.
The analytical control of food, feed, and cosmetics is normally performed by the previous extraction of the fat. Specific analysis allows us to assess the quality and purity of the final product and its conservation.
ADVICE AND CONSULTANCY
A good interpretation of the analytical results of quality and purity in an extra virgin olive oil allows to differentiate the product and position it under different marketing strategies in “high end” demanding markets.
At LJB LAB we help in the interpretation of the analytical results to obtain the necessary information and to apply the concrete corrective actions in each case through the elaboration of conclusions or scientifico-technical reports.
In the case of olive oil, we cover the whole process, from production, helping in the classification of the virgin olive oils obtained, in the production of coupages, through bottling, until the distribution to the final consumer. We also check that the type of bottle and the conditions of conservation of the bottled product are adequate to guarantee its quality in the established maximum time of preferential consumption.
In the case of oils and fats in general, we can help you to find the oil or combination of oils the most stable and with more resistance to oxidation and thus to extend the shelf life of the oil, food, or cosmetic that contains it.
We also advise companies that offer Intercomparing Programs (Proficiency tests programs) in the selection of samples and parameters.
ISO 17025 IMPLEMENTATION AND AUDITS
We advise on the implementation of ISO 17025 quality standard, carrying out technical documentation studies.
We carry out internal and external audits under the quality standard UNE / EN ISO17025 and we collaborate with ENAC as Technical experts in the performance of audits in agrifood laboratories through a thorough evaluation of the factors that contribute to the laboratories obtaining reliable results. (si hi cap)
We participate in R & D projects in collaboration with external companies that require our specialty to improve specific processes of their activity.
We adapt to the needs of the customers.
We offer training sessions to companies according to their needs, it is important to be updated in a field as specific and changing, for example: applicable regulations, types of oils and classification, interpretation of analytical results, etc.
A good scientifico-technical training of the product is useful in order to enhance the quality and make it more attractive to the consumer.