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

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

Samples for the current EURL-Salmonella Interlaboratory Comparison Study, on typing  of Salmonella spp., were shipped to the participants on Monday 5 November 2018.

The deadline for completing the electronic submission of results for the serotyping part is Friday 14 December 2018. 

The deadline for completing the electronic submission of results for the optional PFGE typing part is Friday 21 December 2018.

The EURL-Salmonella contact person for this study is Wilma Jacobs (wilma.jacobs@rivm.nl).