Contaminants : annual report 2-12 of the National Reference Laboratory

W.A. Traag, J.G.J. Mol, M.K. van der Lee, A. Gerssen, M.Y. Noordam, L.A.P. Hoogenboom

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This report describes the activities employed in 2012 by RIKILT as National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in the field of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides in animal products, mycotoxins, heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and marine toxins according to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 and Council Directive 96/23/EC. For each domain, the EURL-NRL network is described and interactions and meetings within the network are reported. In 2012 RIKILT attended EURL meetings for each domain. In the context of independent quality assurance, method validation and method comparison, RIKILT participated in profienciency tests and in interlaboratory validation and comparison studies. The results are reported and discussed. This report also summarises some of the scientific research supporting the NRL activities as well as other analytical activities within other projects that contribute to maintaining the expertise in the respective domains.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherRIKILT Wageningen UR
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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NameReport / RIKILT, Institute of Food Safety
PublisherRIKILT Wageningen UR


  • food safety
  • contaminants
  • laboratory tests
  • laboratory methods
  • research
  • annual reports

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    Traag, W. A., Mol, J. G. J., van der Lee, M. K., Gerssen, A., Noordam, M. Y., & Hoogenboom, L. A. P. (2013). Contaminants : annual report 2-12 of the National Reference Laboratory. (Report / RIKILT, Institute of Food Safety; No. 2013.007). Wageningen: RIKILT Wageningen UR.