Plant Products Quality Testing

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Plant Products Quality Testing


Plant Products Quality Testing Laboratory (Division) controls grain quality of receivable, stored and sold for intervention purchase, of the state reserve as well as performs quality analysis of the plant varieties, annual cereals harvest and in case of arbitrage. Moreover, it analyses quality of the seeds, cereals and pulses, their products and oilseeds seeds submitted by agriculture entities, also issues national and ISTA certificates. 

Lithuania developed a network of grain analyzers with 141 devices for faster grain and their products quality assessment operating in various Lithuanian grain companies. The laboratory carries out regular supervision of the working of the network, improves application models and manages the network. 

Since 1993 the laboratory is accredited by the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) in order to implement quality assurance of the propagating material. Being a member of ISTA enables the laboratory to be responsible for quality assessment of the certified agricultural and vegetable seeds according to the ISTA certificates for 45 plant varieties.

Since 2005 the laboratory is a member of the Grain & Feed Trade Association (GAFTA). The certificate of GAFTA attests the competence of the laboratory therefore tests results receive recognition in all foreign countries. 

Laboratory collaborates with various foreign science institutions and authorities, such as the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE), the Finnish Food Safety Authority (EVIRA) which perform similar functions, as well as the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC) and the other ISTA accredited laboratories.

Tests performed in the laboratory include moisture content, mass per hectolitre, protein content, sedimentation index, gluten quantity and quality, falling number, oil or fat content, content of impurities, bitter lupine seed content, 1000 seed weight, infestation with granary pest, viability, germination and etc. The specialists of the laboratory also determinate alveograph properties of dough (W, P/L, G), mycotoxins quantity (aflatoxin B1, ochratoxin A, deoxynivalenol and zearalenone).

Plant products quality tests are done according to methods of LST, LST EN ISO, ICC, GAFTA, rules of ISTA and the EU regulations.

The competence of the laboratory specialists is confirmed by excellent comparative tests results of the international interlaboratories.

The laboratory is preparing for the accreditation according to the standard LST EN ISO/IEC 17025.


 

 


Contacts of eployees

 

Plant Products Quality Testing Laboratory (Division)

 

Ozo Str. 4A, LT-08200 Vilnius, phone +370 5 237 5631, fax. +370 5 273 0233,    e-mail: info@vatzum.lt 

 

Position Name, surname Phone E-mail
Head of the Division
+370 5 276 0342
+370 619 22059
Deputy Head of the Division Rasita Kybartienė
+370 5 276 0341

 rasita.kybartiene@vatzum.lt

Chief specialist Deimantė Gedvilaitė +370 5 237 5571 deimante.gedvilaite@vatzum.lt

 

 

 


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