The future of food product quality control

FreshDetect GmbH develops, manufactures and markets innovative measurement instruments and solutions for fast and reliable quality control for the food industry.


Our goal

Is to supply precise, laboratory-quality and easy-to-use measurement instruments for reliably monitoring the quality and freshness of food products in every step of the value chain.

Food safety – fast and reliable

Fluorescence spectroscopy can be used to draw precise, on-the-spot conclusions about the microbiological quality of food during every stage of handling with minimal effort. Compared to the rapid tests that have been available to date, this represents a paradigm change in quality control.

Supplement to conventional laboratory tests

It takes up to 72 hours to determine the total viable count in the laboratory using the standard microbiological methods outlined in section 64 of the German Food and Feed Stuffs Code (LFGB). This normally leaves little time to react to contamination that occurs in receiving or pro-duction. Given the long delays and high costs associated with standard testing methods, today only a small fraction of the meat that is processed for the production of food is tested for bacteria.

The FreshDetect solution

Our rapid test is very easy to use and can supply the total plate count within seconds. The quality and reliability of the measurement results are comparable to conventional laboratory tests. This leads to faster results, broader test coverage and increased objective safety along the entire meat handling chain, all the way to the consumer.