AENOR Laboratorio is marking its 10-year anniversary, with 700,000 analyses carried out in the food sector
15 October 2018.
AENOR Laboratorio is marking its 10-year anniversary, a period in which it has carried out more than 700,000 analyses for organisations operating in the food sector. In only one decade since its creation, AENOR's laboratory has become a benchmark centre in quality and safety controls for the various players in the sector: the primary sector, industry, retail, catering and Public Administrations.
AENOR Laboratorio began its operations in 2008, with cutting-edge facilities and equipment, a highly-experienced technical team and a service known for its customer care, thoroughness and reliability. During this period, it has increased both its workforce and its equipment considerably. Furthermore, it has created specialist areas within each department (microbiology, physical-chemical and sensory) to optimise and improve its services.
The centre has been accredited by ENAC (the Spanish National Accreditation Body) in accordance with the standard UNE-EN-ISO/IEC 17025, which is fundamental for such testing centres; a recognition that has expanded to cover new techniques and tests year after year.
AENOR Laboratorio also currently operates in other fields, such as chemicals, cosmetics and construction materials, all of which are sectors in which the quality and safety of the products are a priority and can have implications for peoples' health.
Testing and certification are two areas of compliance assessment that are complementary and compatible with one another, allowing the entity to offer organisations new services and certifications that provide significant added value. For example:
Food safety and quality have undergone substantial changes over the course of these ten years. Globalisation, the various food crises and the greater sensitisation of consumers have led to the elaboration of new regulations or requirements aimed at increasing the safety of food products at all points along the food chain. Regulation 1169/2011 on consumer information, Regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials in contact with foodstuffs, and the EU recommendations drawn up following the horse meat crisis contain some of the new demands that have been imposed on the sector. In each case, AENOR Laboratorio has adapted to provide an effective response to organisations' needs through its quality and safety controls.