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Reference laboratories

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In order to attain uniform standards in food control throughout the European Union, the reference laboratories (National and EU Reference Laboratories) collaborate with the official food control laboratories in a network. Within this network the laboratories inform and support each other. More: Reference laboratories …

What is a proficiency test?

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Proficiency tests (PTs) are an important means of quality control in chemical analysis. The reference laboratories are legally bound to organise such tests, and the official control laboratories are obliged to participate in them regularly. More: What is a proficiency test? …

Point of contact for consumers

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In Germany official food and feed control is the responsibility of the authorities in the federal states. Therefore, if there are doubts regarding the quality or safety of a food product, the respective authorities in the federal states should be contacted. More: Point of contact for consumers …

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