Niko Markkinen

PhD, Food Development

Food & Food Contact Materials

Niko Markkinen

Niko Markkinen works at Measurlabs as a food and food contact material testing expert, helping clients obtain the analyses they need for product development, quality control, and compliance with EU regulations and national legislation. 

Niko obtained his PhD from the University of Turku in 2021 with a doctoral thesis on the bioprocessing of berry materials with malolactic fermentation. He worked in academia up until joining Measurlabs in early 2022, mainly focusing on the analysis of plant-based materials with methods including chromatography, mass spectrometry, and NMR.

Academic publications

Niko has co-authored 10 academic publications on food chemistry, including the following:

Other publications

Niko has written guest articles in several publications, for example:

Niko’s latest articles in our blog

Niko Markkinen
Niko Markkinen

January 10, 2024

Biocide regulations and testing in the EU

The EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) sets detailed requirements for active substances, biocidal products, and biocide-treated articles.

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Biocide regulations and testing in the EU
Niko Markkinen
Niko Markkinen

June 5, 2023

EU regulations on food contaminants – how to ensure compliance?

Testing is needed to ensure that food contaminant levels stay within the limits of Regulation (EU) 2023/915, which recently replaced Regulation (EC) 1881/2006.

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EU regulations on food contaminants – how to ensure compliance?
Niko Markkinen
Niko Markkinen

February 23, 2023

How to fulfill Amazon's testing requirements for dietary supplements?

For supplements to be listed on Amazon, they must not contain forbidden drug residuals. Lab testing is needed to demonstrate compliance with this policy.

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How to fulfill Amazon's testing requirements for dietary supplements?

Read articles by our experts and guest authors on the practical implications of regulations, scientific advancements, and the ideal uses of different analysis methods.