Dr. Günter Lach

For more than 30 years Dr. Günter Lach dealt with the analysis and evaluation of residues and contaminants in food products, utility articles, environmental samples and cosmetics.
Furthermore, he has many years experience in the procurement and implementation of norms, directives and regulations on a national and international level.

Dr. Günter Lach studied chemistry at the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany and was awarded a PhD from Kassel University.

The long-term employment as technical director and member of the managing board at a leading private service laboratory in Hamburg was then followed (2001 to 2005) by the post as  General Manager of a pesticide testing laboratory, which is part of an international group of analytical service providers.

Priority areas

Working priorities of Dr. Günter Lach are the technical responsibility and line management for the analysis of residues and contaminants in private sector service laboratories. Moreover, analytical and juridical assessor, in particular for baby food products and organic food highlight Dr. Lach's professional competencies.

Additional participations in committees

Scientific advisory board of the QS organisation related to Fruit - Vegetables - Potatoes "QS Fachgesellschaft Obst-Gemüse-Kartoffeln" (2004-2013).

Various standards committees (temporary on request, e.g. DIN AK Pesticides, DIN AK Tobacco, CEN TC Pesticides in vegetable foods).

Aktive participations in committees

Dr. Günter Lach is member of the scientific advisory board of the German Association of Processors and Traders of organic products "Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren (BNN) e.V." for many years. In addition, he is corresponding member of the working group on pesticides of the Food Chemistry Society at the Society of German Chemists "Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker".

And ...

Within the scope of symposiums, work-shops and congresses Dr. Lach has presented a variety of lectures and poster articles concerning different topics. He is editor of several scientific publications related to residue analysis and is also co-editor of the book "Qualitätssicherung von Öko-Lebensmitteln - Ein Leitfaden für die Praxis".