Laboratory for the Study of Residues and Contaminants in Food

The LABERCA, a laboratory at ONIRIS, is answerable to the Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and is dependent on both the General Directorate for Teaching and Research and the General Food Directorate.



Unit organisation chart

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Research themes

In a national and international context encouraging research on the theme of food safety, and faced with an increased public awareness on the part of consumers and public authorities, the LABERCA is focusing on the study of chemical risks associated with biological and food matrices, etc.



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Useful links

LABERCA website :
SARAF website :

Presentation of the SARAF course

The SARAF training course is a continuous professional training programme offered at ONIRIS.

It takes place over a period of 2 weeks and is given in English.

The concept was created in 2001 by the management team of the LABERCA alongside members of the European network of laboratories in charge of analysing residues and contaminants in foodstuffs.  The programme hinges on theoretical teaching and practical sessions.