AGROLAB LUFA GmbH in Kiel and Dr. A. Verwey B.V. in Rotterdam now also offer comprehensive analyzes for these food components.



The growing interest in healthy and sustainable nutrition is generating curiosity, especially when experimenting with new types of food.


Insects in particular are now among the new "food trends".

However, the interesting food products also raise some questions about product safety, origin, authenticity and usefulness.



Insects (-components) as a foodstuff are an outstanding alternative to the consumption of meat products, especially with their high protein and fat content, and have already been processed into food products in isolated cases.  The question regarding the hazard potential is justified, since no specific evaluation bases are yet available.



  • Microbiological parameters (analogue Crustaceans)
  • Heavy metals (lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, zinc, copper)
  • Pesticide residues
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Dioxins, dl and ndl PCBs
  • Mycotoxins (Aflatoxins, DON/ZEA)
  • Nutritional values Big 8

With our specialised food laboratory AGROLAB LUFA GmbH in Kiel, it is possible to analyse the novel products for a variety of ingredients by qualified and permanently trained laboratory staff.

Our range of services is supported by qualified field service consultants and customer advisors with practical experience and scientific training.



expert from our range examinations

  • Detection of heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic
  • Microbiological parameters (analogue Crustaceans)
  • Mycotoxins (Aflatoxins, DON/ZEA)
  • dioxins/dioxin-like PCBs, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and others
  • Pesticide residues
  • Nutritional value analyses (protein, fat, dry matter, etc.) including dietary fibre
  • Vitamin analyses
  • Amino acid analysis
  • Allergens
  • Radioactivity tests