TEGASA gets its own laboratory in its facilities in Valls (Tarragona). With qualified staff and highly instrumental of last technology, it carries out an exhaustive quality control from the entrance of raw material to the exit of the finished product.

Quick service of physico-chemical and microbiological analyses for our customers, collaboration in the fulfillment of the control plans that we have established and in the implantation of APPC.

Quality

  • Laboratory recognized by the Registry of Agro-alimentary Laboratories of Catalonia, with number 158.
  • The Laboratory assiduously participates in different control programs interlaboratories, within different scopes, guaranteeing therefore the reliability of the results.

Equipment

At the present time, the laboratory arranges the necessary instruments to make the different analytical methods as the quality control as to make I+D.

The relation of this instrumental equipment is the following one:

  • NIR Analyser
  • Gas Chromatograph with Flame tonisation detector (FID)
  • Hight Performance Liquid Chromatograph with automatic injector and UV and Fluorescence detector.
  • Spectrophotometer UV-Visible
  • Precision balance
  • Protein analyser
  • Fat extractors
  • Analyser fibers
  • Digital Polar meter
  • Muffles
  • Flame photometer
  • Mills
  • Ph-meters
  • Stoves
  • Autoclave Sterilizer
  • Laminar flow equipment
  • Microscope
  • Kit homologated sieves
  • Magnetic Agitator and Vibrating
  • Thermo baths

Lab Services

Products:

  • Feeds and raw materials
  • Cereals
  • Legumes
  • Oily seeds
  • Cakes and meals of oily seeds
  • Hays, dehydrated forages
  • Silages
  • Molasses and by-products of the manufacture of the sugar
  • Products and by-products of the flour industry
  • By-products of the bakery industry, biscuits and pastes
  • Milky products and by-products
  • Products and by-products of fish
  • Oils and fats
  • Minerals
  • Supplements and premixes
  • Additives
  • Waters
  • Others (Consulte)

Analysis:

Our laboratory is an indispensable tool to reach a perfect control of quality of the raw materials that we used, as well as of our finished products.

In our laboratory we analyze a great number of physico-chemical and microbiological parameters. We have more than 100 techniques based on official and/or validated methods, with a specialized human staff and ample instruments.

We apply technology N.I.R for the obtaining of fast and trustworthy results. A large data base obtained by humid route grows and strengthens our calibrations constantly.

We realize I+D+I collaborating with the Technical Department in the development of new products to cover the needs OF the market.

Services:

Service of physico-chemical and microbiological analysis, for finished product or raw materials.

Water analysis.

Advising in Plans of Quality control of our clients.

Programs of Bio-security and Control of cleaning of the feeds.

Advising and follow-up APPCC.

Homogeneity mixture controls.

cross-contamination controls

1. Nutritional Analysis

Humidity, Protein, Crude fat, Crude Fat with hydrolysis, Crude Fibre, Neutral Fibre Neutral Detergent, Detergent Acid Fibre, Lignin, Starch, Total sugars, Reducer Sugars, Lactose, Total ashes, insoluble ashes in chlorhydric acid.

2. Supplementary Analysis

Calcium, Phosphor, sodium, potassium, chlorides, manganese and other minerals, Fatty acid chromatogram, fat acidity, peroxides index, unsaponifiable, fat impurities, solubility protein soybean, urease test in soybeans, water hardness, water nitrates, pH.

3. Analysis of pollutants and undesirable substances

Tannins, micotoxins, biogenic amines

4. Microbiological Analysis

Mesophile aerobic Micro organisms
Anaerobic Microorganisms
Fungus and yeasts
Enterobacterias
E.coli
Salmonella in raw material, feed and egg
Perfringens Clostridium
Enterococcus
Others

5. Others

Specific Weight
Granulometry Studies