The European Community has set up rules and regulations for the sugar, that is produced in the EU. Three categories are known: EEC No. 1, EEC No. 2, EEC No. 3. Sugarlab 518 NV test if the sugar meets the requirements of the EEC. The applied test methods are the so-called ICUMSA-methods.
To ensure a continuously high quality of its analyses, Sugarlab participates in several proficiency testing schemes, such as the LGC SUPS scheme and it also participates to the yearly ring test, organised by the Refined Sugar Association / Sugar Association of London.
The Belgian Laboratory Sugarlab 518 NV is part of the Peterson Control Union Group and located in the port of Antwerp. For many years, it is specialised in the analysis of both raw and refined sugar. Its experienced staff also advises on quality problems during storage and transhipment of cargoes of sugar. The client portfolio of the laboratory includes sugars producers, stevedores and traders from France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, but also from non-EU countries, such as Brazil.