battaglia food safety




We give scientific and legal support in all quality-related matters to customers active in the food world


The company

Founded July 2006 as Battaglia food safety systems GmbH, owned by Reto Battaglia and his wife Elizabeth.

The GmbH was terminated in August 2018. All activities are continued by the new company Battaglia food safety.


Battaglia food safety

Bahnhofstrasse 203

CH-8620 Wetzikon

+41 79 448 83 80

Who am I:

Dr. sc techn. Reto Battaglia CChem FRSC (Chartered Chemist, Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society, UK)

dipl. chem ETH, Food Chemist (Swiss diploma)



Services in all aspects of quality assurance and control in the food and food associated sector for food manufacturers, traders and retailers:





·       Manager of the analytical laboratories, deputy Cantonal Chemist Zurich 1973 - 1988

·       Manager of the Migros laboratories, responsible for the surveillance of the quality of all food and non-food articles in the Migros supermarkets 1988 - 2000

·       Manager of the laboratory for food and non-food Swiss Quality Testing Services (SQTS) 2000 - 2006

·       Scientific Director of SinoSwiss ADC Technical Services Co. Ltd. (Audit company in Beijing, China) 2006 - 2017

·       Scientific Director of Nehring & Battaglia GmbH, Xiamen, China 2007 - 1012

·       Owner and manager of "Battaglia food safety systems GmbH" 2006 - 2018, from 2018 "Battaglia food safety"


·       Development of analytical methods

·       Introduction of laboratory quality assurance standards (EN45001, ISO 17025)

·       Initiating the introduction of quality standards in the Migros food industries

·       Organisation of quality assurance and control in countries of origin (China, USA) through inspections, audits, workshops; introduction of IFS Food Standard to China

·       Development of an analytical laboratory in China

·       Presentations at scientific conferences, publications of analytical methods

Activities in scientific organisations

·       Member and chairman of the Food Chemistry Division of FECS (Federation of European Chemical Societies) from 1983

·       President of FECS 1999 - 2002

·       Member of the Board of EuCheMS until 2012

·       Former Member of the Scientific  Committee of the Swiss Nutrition Advisory Board

·       Swiss Soc. for Food and Environmental Chemistry (President 1983 - 1989; later member of the Board)

·       Member of the Royal Chemical Society UK and other societies

Teaching activities

·       ETH Zurich: regular lecture "Food Safety and Quality Management", 2006 - 2010

·       University of Parma, Italy: lectures on food safety and quality management 2006 - 2012

·       Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek: course on food safety and quality management 2010 - 2015


·       Honorary Medal and Award of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences 2009

·       Medal and Price of the Professor J. Werder-Foundation 2014