Pathway-27 Consortium


PATHWAY-27 includes 25 partners broadly distributed in Europe: west to east, south to north Europe, including one Candidate Country (Turkey). The EU Consortium consists of different organisation types, namely: Universities, Research Institutes and SMEs.

Partners in Austria



LVA- Lebensmittelversuchsanstalt is the private competence centre for the Austrian food industry. It acts as expert evaluator and consultant in food analysis, technology and in food law. It provides practical assistance in matters of law as well as in the interpretation and execution of food industry regulations. Special dedicated services for European food companies are offered. LVA is the national competence center for knowledge and technology transfer between science and the food industry.
Frequent Seminars and in House trainings for the industry complete LVA´s offers. Contribution to EU Research Projects in FP7 complete the broad range of tasks for the food industry as well as the active participation to the ETP "Food for Life".
Training and Consulting
In addition to consulting services LVA performs training activities. The focal points of the LVA´s seminar programme are traditional: (i) Hygiene, hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) and microbiology; (ii) Food law: particularly new regulations and amendments (Ex: additives, labelling, the Food Safety and Consumer Protection Act); (iii) Niche areas in the field of food science (Ex: IFS, clean room technology, allergens, general food law, sensor systems).
Parallel to this our range of consulting services also includes coaching programmes (QM, HACCP) in addition to demand-driven consulting.

Scientific responsible: Julian Drausinger (


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