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STRD0521: Delay of shipments

Unfortunately, a number of the sample sets shipped on Monday, 7 June, 2021, have not yet been delivered to the participants. We have contacted our logistics provider about the issue and have been informed, that they are dealing with an increased number of shipments. Additionally, they experienced issues with their software, but expressed that they were hopeful, that the delay caused by this should not exceed 24 hours. All participants in the proficiency test STRD0521 who have not yet received their sample set can however be assured that any influences on the analytical results arising from possible instabilities of the solutions will be accounted for in the performance assessment. For general information on the proficiency test, please refer to the following page: STRD0521.

NSAI1120: Final Report

We are pleased to announce that the final report for the interlaboratory study on the analysis of NSAIDs in bovine and equine muscle NSAI1120 is now available. Please retrieve your copy from the FIS-VL. We would be grateful if you would fill out the follow-up questionnaire available here. All participants have received the password via e-mail.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/808 published (Revision of CD 2002/657/EC)

In 2015 the Expert Committee on Residues of Veterinary Medicinal Products indicated that a review of Commission Decision (CD) 2002/657/EC is considered necessary. Subsequently, the EURLs were asked to support DG SANTE in this process. In the following years the EURLs carried out surveys among the NRLs on their view on required changes in this Commission Decision, produced first drafts and discussed the drafts during the annual EURL workshops. Finally, DG SANTE prepared a draft revision (SANTE 11188:2018) which was discussed several times at the Working Group on Residues of Veterinary Medicinal Products and was finally voted on at the SC PAFF in the end of 2020. The document is now published in the Official Journal of the European Union as “Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/808 of 22 March 2021 on the performance of analytical methods for residues of pharmacologically active substances used in food-producing animals and on the interpretation of results as well as on the methods to be used for sampling and repealing Decisions 2002/657/EC and 98/179/EC” and enters into force in June 2021.

STRD0521: Postponement of the sample shipment

Due to unforeseen circumstances it is necessary to postpone the sample shipment for the proficiency test STRD0521. The new envisaged shipment date will be Monday, 7th June, 2021. In order to accommodate for the upcoming summer break, the time allotted for the analyses will also be extended. The deadline for result submission will be 30th July, 2021.

NSAI1120: Follow-up workshop (“special workshop”)

The workshop will take place on 1 June 2021 in the afternoon and is reserved for those who have participated in proficiency test NSAI1120.

Topics to be covered:

  • results of the interlaboratory study
  • information from literature
  • details of the development and validation of analytical method NSAI_012
  • results of additional experiments conducted at the EURL Berlin

Latest EFSA reports

The latest report on the results from the monitoring of veterinary medicinal product residues and other substances in live animals and animal products is now available here. The report summarises monitoring data collected in 2019.

The latest report on pesticide residues in food in the European Union is now available here. The EU-coordinated control programm analyses samples including matrices from animal origin. The report summarises monitoring data collected in 2019.

Update Euroresidue IX

In the light of the unpredictable events, the board of the EuroResidue Conferences Foundation has decided to postpone again the Euroresidue IX event. The EuroResidue IX Conference is now planned for 23-25 May 2022.