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08.11.2021

In the times of a variety of online platforms for managing multi-user contributions, it is important to not only have the analytical know-how but also to understand how to participate in an interlaboratory exercise. EURL POPs uses personalised contribution tokens and messaging on the EUSurvey platform for their exercises. While everyone is getting used to this platform, we have started a collection of helpful guidance for the technical aspects of our proficiency tests and interlaboratory studies, now in its second edition with more detailed explanations on editable contributions.

05.11.2021

ECHA has recently issued a public call for comments and evidence on MCCPs for a proposed ban of this substance class. The EURL POPs CWG CP has answered based on their work on the CP guidance document and their experience with interlaboratory exercises including MCCPs.

14.02.2018

Given the growing importance of chlorinated persistent contaminants other than PCBs and dioxins, of brominated persistent contaminants and of fluorinated persistent contaminants for the safety of feed and food, the scope of the EU reference laboratory (EURL) for dioxins and PCBs in feed and food was extended to all halogenated persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in feed and food. Therefore the EU reference laboratory for dioxins and PCBs in feed and food was renamed in EU reference laboratory for halogenated persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in feed and food to reflect this extension of scope (Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/192). The tasks of EURLs are defined by Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

03.08.2016

The European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (EURL PAH), the EURL for Heavy Metals in Feed and Food (EURL HM), the EURL for Mycotoxins (EURL Mycotoxins), and EURL for Dioxins and PCBs in Feed and Food aim to provide with this document guidance to official food control in the EU on the estimation of the limit of quantification of analytical methods for the determination of individual substances in the field of contaminants in feed and food. The document focusses on estimation of the limit of detection (LOD) and/or limit of quantification (LOQ) of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), heavy metals, mycotoxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans (PCDD/Fs).

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EURL POPs provides several documents as scientific output of its work as free downloads. Forwarding and reproduction of these documents is permitted as entire document, not excerpts. Instructions and reports of proficiency tests and interlaboratory studies are restricted to the participants of these exercises; respective passwords will be provided along with the individual laboratory code.

Technical Guidance for PTs v1.1 November 2021
EURL PT liquid whole egg 2021 Instructions August 2021
EURL PT Baby Food 2021 Report PBDE HBCDD August 2021
EURL PT Baby Food 2021 Report PCDD FPCB July 2021
EURL PT DPB 2105 DCP Announcement July 2021
EURL ILS BC 2104 CLO Instructions July 2021
Guidance Document on CP analysis v1.9 June 2021
EURL PT CP 2103 IF Instructions June 2021
EURL ILS BC 2104 CLO Announcement June 2021
EURL PT PF 2102 LWE Announcement June 2021
EURL PT CP 2103 IF Announcement May 2021
Technical instructions EURL POPs PTs v1.0 May 2021
Guidance Document LOD/LOQ August 2017
Guidance Document MU May 2017
EURL Recommendation for extraction procedures December 2007