The EURL European Union Reference Laboratory -Salmonella organises Proficiency Tests (PTs) on detection and typing of Salmonella as part of her tasks described in Regulation (EU Europese unie) 2017/625.

The participating laboratories in these PTs are the National Reference Laboratories for Salmonella (NRLs National Reference Laboratories -Salmonella), which make use of standard protocols, along with (online) results forms provided by the EURL-Salmonella.

Current Proficiency Test Typing:

Samples for the current EURL-Salmonella Proficiency Test Typing were shipped to the participants on Monday 8 November 2021. The deadline for completing the electronic submission of results  for the Serotyping part was in December 2021. Results are currently evaluated and elaborated into Individual Laboratory Reports and an Interim Summary Report. The deadline for completing the electronic submission of results for the Cluster Analysis part is 28 January 2022.
The EURL-Salmonella contact person for the PT Typing is Wilma Jacobs ( wilma.jacobs@rivm.nl ).

Proficiency Test Detection 2022:

This year the EURL-Salmonella Proficiency Test Food will be organised in September/October 2022, instead of the usual beginning of the year. This PT will be in combination with Primary Production Stage samples (Combined EURL-Salmonella PT PPS-Food 2022).
The EURL-Salmonella contact person for this combined PT Detection is Irene Pol ( irene.pol@rivm.nl ).