The EUROPEAN UNION REFERENCE LABORATORY FOR RESIDUES OF VETERINARY MEDICINES AND CONTAMINANTS IN FOOD OF ANIMAL ORIGIN (EURL Berlin) with responsibilities for residues of beta-agonists, anthelmintics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and anticoccidials including nitroimidazoles (groups of substances: A5-B2a-B2b-B2e) is part of Department 5 “Method Standardisation, Reference Laboratories, Antibiotic Resistance” of the BVL (Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit – Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety).
The analytical activities of the EURL Berlin are pursued by specialised sub-units, which are in charge of the different substance groups within the responsibility of the EURL Berlin. They are supplemented by a sub-unit in charge of the preparation of incurred test materials to be used as in-house reference samples and for proficiency testing.