Our aim is to make an active contribution towards food safety by acquiring and evaluating the latest in analytical results. This includes in particular the development and validation of standardisable analysis methods and the development and certification of reference materials for organic chemical trace analysis.

Our work focuses on the analysis of organic contaminants involved in the production, processing and storage of foodstuffs, including in particular the mycotoxins formed by mould fungi that are highly significant to food safety within the context of controlled European limits. A current focus in this area is the identification of degradation and transformation products derived from physical, chemical and microbial processes. A further topic under study is the analysis of polybrominated flame retardants in environmental and food matrices.

Our activities are part of national and international networks. In addition to our research and standardisation efforts, the transfer of knowledge and technology to SMEs constitutes a key element of our work.

Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Koch, Head of Division Food Analysis, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Contact Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Koch

Head of Division 1.7

Richard-Willstätter-Straße 11
12489 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 8104-1170

Email: Matthias.Koch@bam.de