direction Vienna, Austria     email


 Contact person in the laboratory:

Lic. Jorge David Irazábal Alarcón

 Email of contact person:

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 Mandate of the Laboratory:

The Agency for Plant and Animal Health Regulation and Control - AGROCALIDAD, a public institution attached to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, is in charge of the control and regulation for the protection and improvement of animal health, plant health and food safety.

 Role in the farm-to-fork chain:

Provides microbiological analysis services at the primary stage of food production, balanced, vegetables, fruits, feed, water. Activity based on compliance with national and international regulations, which along with the use of modern equipment, standardized processes and under continuous improvement policies, have allowed us to provide confidence in the quality of our tests, these being recognized by the certification based on the ISO 9001: 2008 standard and criteria referenced in ISO 17025, which ensure the technical competence of our tests.

 National Reference Laboratory:

The Microbiology laboratory is a national reference in the area of ​​analysis of microbiological contaminants in primary foods and resistance to antimicrobials (RAM)

 Type of contaminants analysed:


 Matrices analysed:


 Combination matrices and contaminants


 Description of validated method used:


 Laboratory accredited according to


 Provision of interpretation of residue
 data to customers:


 Laboratory certified according to GLP:


 Is laboratory available for research and
 development (R@D) within RALACA when   funding becomes available?


 Is the laboratory available for quality   auditing services within RALACA when   funding becomes available?



 Is the laboratory available for expert   missions within RALACA when funding   becomes available?


 Is the laboratory available for ad hoc on-   site training when funding becomes   available?


 Is the laboratory available for ad hoc
 remote/distance learning training when   technology and funding becomes


 Is the laboratory available for preparation   of ad hoc reference materials when   projects/funding becomes available?


 Is the laboratory available for organization   and distribution of ad hoc proficiency   testing/collaborative trials when   projects/funding becomes available?


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