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 (A5),
- anthelmintics (B2a),
- anticoccidials including nitroimidazoles (B2b) and
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (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.