Qualimat Monitoring

Introduction

Qualimat Contrôle is Qualimat’s historical activity. At first focusing on the protein content of raw materials, Qualimat’s control activities evolved during the 1990s towards checking other nutritional criteria and monitoring undesirable substances. Sampling in ports has been carried out by Qualimat since 2002. These representative samples, taken upstream of users, are analyzed quickly to allow members to receive the results in real time. In parallel, synergy with member importers allows the sharing of the results of various complementary analyses.

History & Perspectives

1979

Analysis of undesirable substances in the Morbihan department laboratory and the laboratory in Rennes

1980

Purchase of NIR – development of NIR analysis

1982

Implementation of monitoring of mycotoxin using HPLC

2002

Sampling in ports is no longer carried out by the DGCCRF but by Qualimat

2003

 Implementation of an online database for the consultation of analysis results

2015

Co-leadership of a “inter-professional salmonella platform

2016

Partnership with importers for the carrying out of complementary samples in ports, in addition to Qualimat’s samples

2017
  • Development of a new IT portal for managing analysis results.
  • Pursuit of partnership with importers: sharing of results of salmonella analysis
2018

 Launch of the new IT portal for managing analysis results

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Mission

  • To supply information relating to the nutritional and hygiene quality of raw materials from supply sites in western France, common to members, through :
    • Representative samples taken as much upstream as possible from the user,
    • Reliable analysis results, communicated within a short time frame, exploitable by members,
    • Relevant observations and associated expertise.

Key Figures

95%

of imported tonnage checked, amounting to 2,485,786 tonnes of raw materials in 2018

1 437

analyses carried out including 1,165 infrared analyses in 2018

1 287

pooled salmonella analyses including 1,247 carried out by importers and 40 from Qualimat samples