Microbiological analyses in less than 48 hours

Reactiva Laboratorio has implemented machinery to streamline processes as much as possible, and it will launch a new version of Reactiva Net

The growth in the agrifood sector, both for analyses and accreditations, has led Reactiva Laboratorio to invest in state-of-the-art machinery to streamline its processes. Specifically, the company from Almeria belonging to the Carso Group has acquired new microbiology and plant pathology equipment that will allow them to have a PCR diagnosis in a maximum period of 24-48 hours. In under a year they will have the relevant accreditation and will begin operating with this system throughout the next campaign, the manager, Pablo Castillo advances to Fruit Today. Supermarkets are demanding these types of analysis more and more “for leafy vegetables and aromatic herbs, since they cause one of the most common problems.”

Another of the new developments by Reactiva Laboratorio is the launch of the new version of its Reactiva Net platform, from which customers can download reports that are not only full of useful data for the customer, but also that adapt to each person’s requirements; they are interpreted to make them easier to use and subsequently a monitoring task is performed. “We work with producers, supermarkets and middlemen, who in turn operate with large chains or platforms. The German retail sector is the most demanding, easily exceeding its own legislation, but we are also finding an increasing amount of young farmers who are highly conscientious and watchful regarding processes,” Castillo points out.

Spain is a reference in food safety, and it has nothing to do with other producer countries such as Turkey, where there have been over 30 alerts for exceeding LMRs over the past year. However, Castillo advises “not relaxing.”

With a market share that is mainly focused on Spain and Portugal, Reactiva Laboratorio holds the main quality certificates (ENAC, QS…) and it offers a wide-ranging portfolio of services in analytics and assessment.

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