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About EURL

Legal background

The concept of the EU Reference Laboratories (EURLs, former CRLs) and National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) is layed down in the Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The overall objective of the EURLs and NRLs is to improve the quality, accuracy and comparability of the results at official control laboratories.

According to Article 32 of R 882/2004 the EURLs are responsible for:


The main tasks of the EURLs for residues of pesticides can be summarized as follows:


Nominated EURLs for residues of pesticides

Cereals and feedingstuffs

National Food Institute
Department of Food Chemistry
Danish Technical University (DTU)
DK-2860 Soeborg


Food of animal origin and commodities with high fat content

Chemisches und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt (CVUA) Freiburg
Postfach 100462
D-79123 Freiburg


Fruits and vegetables, including commodities with high water and high acid content

Laboratorio Agrario de la Generalitat Valenciana (LAGV)
Grupo de Residuos de Plaguicidas de la Universidad de Almería (PRRG)
LAGV: E-46100 Burjassot-Valencia
PRRG: E-04120 Almería


Single residue methods

Chemisches und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt (CVUA) Stuttgart
Postfach 1206
D-70702 Fellbach


Additional information

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Published 19-10-2006, 20:28:57

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