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.
Samples for the upcoming EURL-Salmonella PT Food-Feed, on detection of Salmonella in flaxseed, will be shipped to the participants on Monday 18 March 2019. The deadline for completing the electronic submission of results for this PT is Tuesday 16 April 2019. The EURL-Salmonella contact person for this study is Robin Diddens (firstname.lastname@example.org).