Our technical resources and expertise

A significant R&D activity targeting emerging contaminants and new analytical technologies

  • – Significant investments in analytical equipments (HRMS, MALDI-TOF, high throughput sequencer….)
  • – R & D teams (Doctors of Science and engineers) developing new, faster and more sensitive analytical techniques
  • – Involvement in standardization projects (ISO, CEN & AFNOR)

 

 Quality: a dynamic approach

  • – Laboratories meeting NF EN ISO 17025 standards
  • – New accreditations on a yearly basis
  • – Increasing involvement in European EIL (BIPEA, RAEMA, QM, IFIP, FAPAS and Union des Oenologues)
  • – Contribution to standardization projects (ISO, CEN & AFNOR)

 

Certifications and accreditations

  • – CARSO French laboratories hold the following agri-industry certifications
    Details available on www.cofrac.fr – Icf :Technical Appendices 1-1531, 1-1946, 1-1410, 1-1358 and 1-2387
  • – Accredited by the French Ministry of Agriculture for dioxin & PCB testing
  • – DDPP (French Regional Department for Public Protection) approval of certificates for export market products
  • – Technical qualification certificates granted by French Ministry of Health for radioactivity measurement in human consumption foodstuffs
  • – French Ministry of Agriculture accreditation for BSE screening
  • – Accredited by various certifying bodies (Qualipaq, Bureau Veritas, Fediol, Certiqual, AFAQ-Ascert Int., QS ….)
  • – DDSP (French Regional Public Safety Departments)
  • – Larebron accreditation for staphylococcal enterotoxins
  • – INAO accreditation
  • – CIR approved (research grant)

 

 Significant human resources

  • – More than 300 employees within CARSO Agroalimentaire
  • – Supervision by a highly-experienced team
  • – Backed by the Group’s support functions:
    • → Regulatory monitoring
    • → R&D
    • → Quality control
    • → Methods development
    • → Information Systems
    • → Human Resources

 

Analytical equipment

  • – Analysers: HRMS high-resolution mass spectrometer, GC-MS-MS, LC-MS-MS, gas chromatographs with FID detectors coupled with mass spectrometry, liquid chromatographs with UV-visible, fluorescence or amperometric detectors coupled with mass spectrometry, PCR, ICP/MS, ICP/AES, continuous flow analysis, atomic absorption spectrometers, ionometers, etc….
  • – Readers: Elisa, Vidas, spectrophotometers
  • – PCR
  • – High-throughput DNA sequencers

 

A client-oriented culture

  • – Proximity and availability
  • – Direct and real-time access to our experts
  • – Commitment to a greater reactivity and relevance of our answers
  • – Advice
  • – Analytical answer in response to emerging risks
  • – Implementation of customized processes
  • – Customer-oriented priority
  • – Transparency as a major issue of our partnership
  • – Corporate values: integrity, impartiality and independence