The Croatian Institute of Public Health (CIPH) has been accredited pursuant to the requirements of the HR EN ISO/IEC 17025:2007 standard for testing water, food, feed, general use items, microbiological cleanliness of facilities and water sampling.
Water safety testing: provision of services for sampling and testing of all types of water (drinking water, natural mineral, spring and table waters, water for haemodialysis purposes, underground and surface waters, waste and rainwaters, bathing and recreational waters, process water), including field and laboratory work.
Food safety testing is carried out by specialists of various profiles, from physicians, pharmacists, food technologists, biotechnologists and sanitary engineers, to molecular biologists specialised in the analysis of parameters established by regulations. Experts and laboratories within this department work on microbiological analyses, the analysis of additives, allergens, mycotoxins, metals and metalloids, GMOs, pesticides, foodstuffs for particular nutritional uses, baby foods, as well as food quality indicators.
General use items safety testing: analysis of general use items, including packaging, dishware, accessories, equipment and devices that come into direct contact with food; cosmetic products, dishware, accessories, equipment and devices used for the production of cosmetic products; children’s toys, household and industrial cleaning agents, including those used in the production and marketing of food; disinfectants and insecticides for domestic use, tobacco, tobacco products and smoking accessories (accessories that come into contact with the mouth and oral cavity during smoking: pipe and cigarette holder – mouthpiece), certain items and agents that come into direct contact with the skin and/or mucous membrane during use, as well as borderline products between cosmetics and medical devices.
Food supplements and biologically active substances safety testing: includes the analysis and research of food supplements, dietary products (“food for specific groups”) and novel foods. The department’s highly specialised experts offer you help with product categorisation, harmonisation of product labels in line with the legislation on products’ ingredients, quantities and health claims, as well as marketing advice.
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