The EURLEuropean Union Reference Laboratory organises Proficiency Tests (PTs) on detection and typing of Salmonella in accordance with Council Directive 92/177/EEC and Regulation (EC) 822/2004.

The participating laboratories in these PTs make use of standard protocols, along with complete test reports provided by the EURL.

The designation of the EURL for monitoring bacteriological and viral contamination of bivalve molluscs, located in the United Kingdom, was discontinued on 31 December 2018 (Commission Regulation (EUEuropese unie) 2018/222). The responsibilities regarding the analytical tests for Salmonella in bivalve molluscs have been transferred to the activities of the EURL-Salmonella. Proficiency Tests for this activity are not foreseen before 2020.

Current Proficiency Test:

Samples for the current EURL-Salmonella PT, on detection of Salmonella spp. in chicken faeces, were shipped to the participants on Monday 23 September 2019.
The deadline for completing the electronic submission of results is Friday 25 October 2019
The EURL-Salmonella contact person for this study is Irene Pol ( irene.pol@rivm.nl ).