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SGS’s laboratory in Odessa, Ukraine, has recently undergone an equipment upgrade, allowing it to expand its range of food testing services to include milk analysis.

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Since July 2018, the SGS laboratory in Odessa, Ukraine, has been offering a new food testing service to analyze fat purity in milk products. The expansion in food testing capabilities follows significant investment in both equipment and training at the site.

SGS experts use gas chromatographic (GC) analysis of the triglycerides, in accordance with reference analytical method ISO 17678:2010, IDF 202:2010, to identify the falsification of butter with vegetable or animal fats. GC is a fast and effective way to identify the origin of triglycerides, whether they are butter, or from plant or animal, non-milk, origin.

Established: 1991
Employees: 120
Laboratories: 4
Laboratory space: 1,000 sq.m.
Location: Odessa, Ukraine


  • Microbiological analysis:
    • Qualitative pathogens
    • Quantitative-spoilage
    • Indicator organisms
  • Physical and chemical analysis:
    • Contaminants: pesticide residues, heavy metals, mycotoxins and PAHs, allergens, GMO, minerals
    • Physical parameters: appearance, odor, taste, texture
    • DNA testing
  • Food safety consultation
  • Complimentary services:
    • Inspections
    • Audits
    • Certification training
    • Technical services


Our Ukrainian facilities are certified to the ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 standard, GAFTA and FOSFA accredited, and they hold accreditation from ILAC.

Products Covered

This facility is staffed and equipped to deliver tests across every food category including:

  • Dairy
  • Meat and meat products
  • Fats and oils
  • Bottled water
  • Animal feed and pet food
  • Fish and seafood
  • Grains and cereals
  • Breads, pastries and preserved foods
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Herbs and spices
  • Sugar
  • Flour

Experience and Expertise

Staffed by highly-skilled technicians, our facility in Ukraine offers food and agricultural testing services 24/7, providing fast turnaround times and the accuracy customers expect from the world’s leading provider of testing, inspection, verification and certification services.

For further information, please contact:

Alexey Berchatov
Food Operation manager
SGS Ukraine
t: +38 048 786 96 00