Society of Food Chemistry

Who we are - What we do


  • facilitates the exchange of ideas and professional suggestions among colleagues
  • promotes the further training of specialist colleagues through Conferences at regional, national and international level as well as through courses and seminars
  • processed in their working groups all pending scientific, technical, food law and professional questions
  • maintains relationships with related societies, committees and associations at home and abroad
  • promotes young scientists in the field of food chemistry and honors outstanding achievements by specialist colleagues.

Current focus of work


  • Increasing the perception of the LChG as a scientific society
  • education and study
  • promotion of young talent
  • training
  • Hearings on federal, state and EU bills
  • Cooperation with other national and international companies
  • Consumer education in the press and other media

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Position papers and statements


  • Draft of a law amending the law on the professional designation of state-certified food chemists (Food Chemists Act) - statement of the LChG of 19.07. (2019) ( pdf )
  • Position paper of the working groups on the food industry, food monitoring, quality management & hygiene, food laboratories, elements and element species as well as pesticides of the Food Chemical Society (LChG) on the indication and application of the expanded measurement uncertainty - version from 25.04. (2018) ( pdf )
  • Position paper "Structural deficits in food monitoring - 90 percent of regional authorities without food chemists" (2015) ( pdf )
  • Joint statement of the LChG and the BLC on the situation of apprenticeships for state-certified food chemists (2015)
    ( pdf attachment 1 )
  • Guide to practical training for state-certified food chemists from the Federal Association of Food Chemists in the Public Service (BLC) and the Food Chemical Society (LChG) (2014) ( pdf )
  • Position paper "food chemistry 2014 - Quo vadis?" ( pdf )
  • LChG / BLC for sufficient internship positions for the training of state-certified food chemists as well as uniform training and examination (state examination) ( pdf )
  • Position paper of the LChG on the organization of consumer health protection (report by the Federal Audit Office) ( pdf )
  • Introduction of Bachelor and Master studies in food chemistry ( pdf )
  • Position paper of the Food Chemical Society and the Federal Association of Food Chemists in the Public Sector on practical training in official monitoring ( pdf )



The organ of the Food Chemical Society is the journal food chemistry. It appears with 6 issues per year and is included in the contribution.
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Other publications

On the occasion of its 75th anniversary (2022), the LChG has reissued its brochure "LChG History".
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On the occasion of its anniversary (2017), the LChG summarized its career in the brochure "LChG History - 70 Years of Society of Food Chemistry" (2018)
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The electronic brochure " Food Chemists - Experts for Food and Consumer Protection " informs the public about the studies, job description and fields of activity of food chemists (2017) pdf.

In 2009, the LChG published weekly articles in the " Aktuelle Wochenschau ". The accompanying brochure was printed in 2010, but is no longer updated. Content can be requested.

The publication series " food chemistry, food quality " makes the results of the LChG working groups accessible to interested specialist groups. So far there are 28 individual volumes. It can be obtained from Behr's Verlag Hamburg.

Advantages for student members of the LChG

The Board of the LChG would like to make membership in our society even more attractive for young colleagues, in addition to the many advantages it already offers. He has therefore decided that new student members will receive a one-time free ticket to the German Food Chemists' Day during the period of their student membership in the LChG. You can use it to determine the year of your participation in the Food Chemists Day yourself. This should make it easier for young academics to gain their first experience with scientific Conferences and to make the first contacts that will later be indispensable for successful professional activity.

In addition, the "Science in Studies" funding initiative was launched in 2016. Through this initiative, students are introduced to science in the early phase of their training, in which their participation in the Food Chemists Day is financially supported. In addition, the participants can be accompanied on the food chemists' day by experienced AG JLCists if requested. The processing takes place via the WG JLC.

Board of the LChG

In the Board are the areas


  • Research / University
  • food monitoring
  • food industry
  • Freelance food chemist

represented by one member each. In addition, there are the chairman and the deputy who come alternately from different areas, as well as the editor-in-chief of the magazine food chemistry and a representative of the WG JLC. more

awards and honors

By awarding prizes and grants, the LChG honors personalities who have supported the work of the Food Chemical Society or who have promoted the profession of food chemist (Adolf Juckenack Medal) or appreciates and promotes young scientists (Werner-Baltes- Prize, Bruno Rossmann Prize, Josef Schormüller Grant).


Working groups

Intensive, factual work is done primarily in the working groups. The results, which cover the entire breadth of food chemistry tasks, are widely recognized. They are particularly in demand for the standardization and validation of analytical methods, for the creation of guidelines for the German Food Code and for legislative projects by the federal government and the European Community. to the working groups

Regional associations

In order to promote the professional and scientific exchange of ideas among its members, the Society of Food Chemistry is part of regional associations structured, which hold scientific lectures at regular intervals. to the regional associations

LCh days

51st German Food Chemistry Days 2023, August 21-23, Bonn

75 years of the Society of Food Chemistry in 2022

Founded on January 31, 1947 in Gelsenkirchen

(1947 - 2022)

Training LChG

Current training courses can be found here

Become a 3000th member ...

... and receive a free 1-year LChG membership as well as free participation in an LCh day: To LChG membership
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Magazine food

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GDCh Office
Dipl.-Biol. Nicole Bürger
Tel .: +49 69 7917-231

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