Spices, teas, herbal teas

" Entrust your contaminant analyses to a specialist "

What is a spice, a tea and an infusion?

  • A spice is considered today to be a vegetable and aromatic substance. It comes from leaves, seeds, bark, roots, fruit, fruit pressing, fermentation of plant substances or flowers.
    The most widely used spices throughout the world are: turmeric, ginger and cinnamon.

  • Tea is an aromatic drink made from dried leaves. It is the second most consumed drink in the world. Different types of tea exist on the market today depending on oxidation: green tea, white tea or black tea.
  • Infusion is one of the main techniques used in the preparation of herbal teas: its use consists of pouring boiling water over aromatic leaves.

Controlling health risks

These dry foodstuffs are very sensitive to chemical contamination through plant health treatments, the drying processes used, soil contamination and substances from "parasitic" plants.
To ensure health safety within the sector, we support you in the organisation of your control plan and respond to the many regulatory changes in terms of contaminant analysis.

The Phytocontrol offer



A list of pesticide residues of more than 650 active ingredients, the most exhaustive in France ! Authenticity: Identification of plant species by NGS technology (> 5000 species).

  • Pesticides : dithiocarbamates and its families, glyphosate, chlorates, étéphon, fosetyl aluminium, maleic hydrazide…
  • Mycotoxins : ochratoxin, aflatoxins…
  • Heavy metals : lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury…
  • Nuts allergens : nuts, cashew nuts, pecan nuts, macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, mande, hazelnut, peanut and pistachio, celery.
  • Nutritional values : carbohydrates, sugar profile, total lipids, proteins, ash, dry extract.
  • Pyrrolizidine alkaloids, nitrates, perchlorates PAH, curcuminoids, food colouring, microbiology…


Fast analysis times according to your needs

  • Express : 24h – D+1
  • Emergency : 48h – D+2
  • Routine : 2 to 5 days


Phytocontrol’s sales and logistics teams cover the whole of France and carry out collections on your site.



A single point of contact will assist you in interpreting your results and answering technical and regulatory questions.

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Phytocontrol is accredited by COFRAC and has one of the most important scopes of accreditation on Fruit & Vegetables.

Our assets


Historical know-how
Completeness of the analytical offer


Supply Chain Management
High processing capacity
Analysis times according to your needs


Search for metabolites and updating of screenings according to regulatory approvals and residue definitions.
International certification and MRL service
Regulatory Watch Unit


Scientific team dedicated to regulatory updates and to listening to your specific requests.


An analytical park of the latest generations of LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, APGC-MS/MS, HRGC and LC/GC-QTOF technologies

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