Category Archives: BVL

Updated MMPR Guidance Document

The EURLs are pleased to announce that the guidance document on minimum method performance requirements (MMPRs) has been updated and version 2.0 is now available. The changes with regard to the previous version pertain to residue definitions and matrix changes, as well as clarifications regarding the MMPRs to be considered for authorised pharmacologically active substances, for which no MRL has been set for a specific matrix or species. In addition, the MMPR document has been endorsed by the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, which is certainly a significant contribution to harmonised residue control throughout the European Union.

Webinar on the implementation of CIR 2021/808

The EURL Berlin is planning a webinar on CIR 2021/808 directed to NRLs, which will take place on 6 July 2022. The time frame (preliminary) will be: 10:30 – 12:00 h and 13:30 – 15:00 h. The webinar will be held via Cisco WebEx.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Use of 2002/657 validation data
  • Residue definitions in 37/2010 for specific substances
  • Spike levels and cascade use
  • Screening with physico-chemical methods (experimental design)
  • All other business

NRLs have received a link and password for the registration, to be completed until 24 June 2022. The registered participants will receive the access data for the webinar in due time.

BETA0622: Postponement of sample shipment

We regret having to inform you that, due to a strike by our carrier TNT/FedEx we have to cancel the shipment of the proficiency test samples which had been scheduled for 14 June 2022. Unfortunately, the strike is for an indefinite period of time, so that we are unable to give you a new shipment date at the moment. In any case, the period allowed for the analysis of the PT samples will be prolonged respectively. We hope to be able to provide you with more information soon.

Berlin: online EURL-Workshop 2022

Since in the beginning of the year it was impossible to foresee if any travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic would be in place in May, the EURL Berlin decided to conduct the annual workshop as a web meeting via Cisco WebEx once again. The online workshop will take place on 05-06 May 2022. The invitations and a preliminary programme have been sent out to the NRLs, the deadline for registration is 26 April 2022. The Workshop presentations will be made available on the FIS-VL platform after the Workshop.

STRD0521: Final Report

We are pleased to announce that the final report for the interlaboratory study on accuracy and precision in the analysis of standard solutions – STRD0521 – is now available. Thank you for your patience. 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.