Analyses of consumer samples – sample submission
When submitting a sample by mail or in person, a description of the sample as well as a written order needs to be enclosed (please see downloads: sample information form consumer). If applicable, please use the codes provided in the sample information form's footer to fill in the 'desired analyses' section (e.g. 'KF' for germination).
Please mail the samples along with the sample information form by post or courier service to:
Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety
Institute for Seed and Propagating Material, Phytosanitary Service and Apiculture Spargelfeldstraße 191
or submit them directly at our laboratory:
Sample submission office of the Institute for Seed and Propagating Material, Phytosanitary Service and Apiculture
Wing C, 2nd floor
Spargelfeldstraße 191 (at the corner of Breitenleerstraße)
How to get there
Please click here for a detailed route description.
ATTENTION: The Institute for Seed and Propagating Material, Phytosanitary Service and Apiculture kindly asks you to use previously unused containers (such as plastic bags) for submitting various samples, as a range of analyses are significantly hampered – if not made entirely impossible – by residues of grain, dust etc. Please also ensure sufficient sealing of aforementioned containers when submitting the samples.
Quantity of submitted samples
The quantity of samples to be submitted depends on the scope of the respective examination.
Basically the following volumes apply:
- Grain and large-seeded legumes: 1 kg
- Other cultivated species: approx. 0.5 kg
• A submission volume of 1 kg is required for the use-value analysis.
- Batch-representative sampling from a batch – accredited
Should you wish the sampling to be carried out by a technically trained individual from the Federal Office for Food Safety, this needs to be commissioned in advance by submitting an application with the Institute for Seed and Propagating Material, Phytosanitary Service and Apiculture.
Examination or test reports
Examination or test results, respectively, are generally notified in writing. Results that are provided orally and on the phone are only valid and legally binding in written form. The online submission of examination reports is possible in principle by meeting the appropriate technical requirements.