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GBA Joins the Technical Laboratories of the General Association for Decontamination
As of March 2019, the GBA Group is now an official member in the group of technical laboratories in the General Association for Decontamination (GVSS – Gesamtverbandes Schadstoffsanierung e. V.). The GBA Group was welcomed positively by the members of the association. The GVSS provides its members with a platform of experts that share the latest information on technical and legal topics, identify and deal with technical issues, and offer a diverse array of working groups for the further development of technology for decontamination and measurement. The association serves as the megaphone for this industry the realm of politics and public relations. Therefore, we are greatly looking forward to participating in the work of the association and sharing knowledge with a wide range of specialists in the field of decontamination. more

Further information about the GVSS can be found at:

GBA Group Offers Food Sourcing Support On-Site in Turkey
In order to provide even better support in the field of supply chain management to our customers in the food industry who purchase raw goods and finished products from Turkey, the GBA Group has begun a strategic partnership with Intercolab in Izmir. The goal of the partnership is to assist in the purchasing and assessment of raw goods and finished products by combining impartial sampling on-site, smooth logistics for transporting the samples from Turkey, and residue analysis “Made in Germany” by the GBA laboratories based in Germany. more

The strategic partnership between the GBA Group and Intercolab generates a connection between the German and Turkish markets. Fatih Yilmaz, GBA employee and Managing Director of the Intercolab site in Izmir, has been familiar with the Turkish market for many years. He studied Food Chemistry at the TU Berlin and speaks fluent German and Turkish. His team in Izmir can also draw upon their long-term experience in the field and they have been working in close cooperation with the GBA experts in Germany for several years. This results in a comprehensive and flexible range of chemical and biological laboratory analysis, sampling, shipment inspection, and consulting in association with Turkey. Our customers are provided with the opportunity to order analyses on site and process the sample dispatch directly without any additional effort on their part. There is even the added benefit of improved quality assurance, as the sampling is conducted on site before the products are shipped from Turkey, which ensures that representative samples make their way to the laboratories and that ultimately the true quality of the goods will be identified.  

Raw produce from Turkey plays an integral role in the food industry. With its particular geographic location, the country provides the opportunity to cultivate a wide variety of produce. Therefore, the site in Izmir is very important, because it is the place where numerous raw goods are delivered, processed, refined, packaged, and shipped to the European market. Furthermore, Izmir is the focal point of the organic food industry, a field that demands the expertise of the specialists at the GBA Group, who have been the primary contact for analytical issues for many years. Further regions where the GBA Group and Intercolab provide their combined services are, for example, the Black Sea coast, which is the worldwide leading grower of hazelnuts, or Central Anatolian Malatya, with their world-renowned apricots. From the analytical standpoint, in addition to the sensory tests and microbiological assessment, the analysis of pesticides and mycotoxins are extremely important for these products.

GBA Group Food Germany: Dr. Markus Zell,
GBA Group Food Turkey / Intercolab: Fatih Yilmaz,

Pharmaceutical Industry Brexit Update: Extension of the period under ‘Article 50’
The European Council agreed to a further extension of the date for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at its meeting on 10-11 April. The extension will last as long as necessary and, in any event, no longer than 31 October 2019. EMA calls on all pharmaceutical companies to continue their preparedness for the UK’s withdrawal. more close
New Membership: foodRegio e.V.
As of March, 2019, the GBA Group is now a member of foodRegio e.V., the network for the food industry in northern Germany. We are looking forward to working together actively and sharing ideas constructively within working groups on topics such as quality & certification, acquisitions and innovation. more

You can find more information about foodactive here:

Hygienicum to Participate in the 5th Symposium for Food Safety in Graz
On April 11th-12th, 2019, the GLi (Gemeinnützige Lebensmittelinitiative) Austria will be hosting the 5th Symposium for Food Safety together with Hygienicum in Graz. Renowned speakers will hold fascinating presentations on the topics of IFS, food hygiene, food risks, new technology, and new methods of recycling. Additionally, there will be six practical workshops on the topics of challenge tests, hygienic design, food fraud, company development, innovation management, and HACCP. more close
GBA Group to Present at the WFZruhr Workshop on “Chemicals in Waste Management: New Challenges for the Recycling Industry”
On March 14th, 2019, the WFZruhr Workshop will revolve around the topic of “Chemicals in Waste Management: New Challenges for the Recycling Industry.” Dr. Sven Steinhauer, Innovation Manager at the GBA Group, will be holding a presentation on “Waste Analysis in Practice: Examples from Everyday Life.” The event will take place at the BEW (Education Center for the Utilities and Waste Management Sectors) in Duisburg. more

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us:

GBA Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik mbH
Dr. Sven Steinhauer
21073 Hamburg
Tel: +49 (0)40 797172-0

The GBA Group is now a Member of foodactive e.V.
As of January 2019, the GBA Group is a member of foodactive, the official food network of the Hamburg metropolitan region. Foodactive acts as a central liaison for the food industry, generating synergy between various companies. We are looking forward to working together with them. more

You can find more information about foodactive here:

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