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.

Proficiency Test Detection:

Samples for the EURL-Salmonella Proficiency Test Detection, on detection of Salmonella  in bootsocks with chicken faeces, were shipped to the participants on Monday 20 September 2021.
The electronic submission of results was closed on Friday 29 October 2021, and data are currently evaluated and elaborated into Individual Result Reports and an Interim Summary Report.
The EURL-Salmonella contact person for this PT Detection is Irene Pol ( irene.pol@rivm.nl ).

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 is 17 December 2021. 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 ).