Publication of the report on the 2021 implementation study on insect PAP detection by PE/TCE sedimentation

The report related to the EURL-AP implementation study on the detection of insect PAP in feed by double sedimentation method PE/TCE followed by light microscopy identification is published. You can download it from the page “Scientific reports” under the menu “Publication”.

Over 100 new insect micrographs available !

We are glad to announce the enrichment of the EURL-AP micrograph collection by more than 110 high quality pictures from insects (H. illucens, T. molitor, A. diaperinus, G. assimilis, and A. domesticus).

Visit the animal structure section of the collection.

Important information related to EURL-AP website and internet

Removal of documents published before 2010: please read the full message for more details.

Dear NRL Colleagues,


We inform you that we are currently working on the EURL-AP website and the intranet.  A new technical update is required for both tools. We will also take benefits of this upgrade to transfer the micrograph collection in a revised user interface on the website. It means that the collection will eventually be openly available… Please inform on due time your national network of laboratories of this change.


We also notify you that we will REMOVE ALL DOCUMENTS (reports, PPT, newsletters, former PT documents,…) being edited or posted before 2010 on both the website and the intranet document library.  Legal texts are not concerned by this clean up. Therefore we invite you to go through the website and the intranet document library to download any document you would like to keep for your team before the 1st of September 2020.


Of course we will keep archives of all these documents which may always be sent to you on request.


Thank you for considering this message.

Meanwhile we wish you and your team a sunny summer break.

Publication of the grinding study report

The report related to the EURL-AP collaborative study on the effect of grinding on the detection of bones from PAPs in feed by light microscopy is published. You can download it from the page “Scientific reports” under the menu “Publication”.

Official invitation for the 10th EURL-AP Workshop 2016 – Namur, Belgium in Sept 2016

Dear NRL Colleagues,

We invite you officially to participate to the 10th EURL-AP workshop that will take place in Namur from the 20st to 22nd of September 2016. The official invitation, including the registration documents is in attachment. You are requested to return it by 1st of July the latest.

Seeing you in Belgium for the 10 years !

9th EURL-AP Annual Workshop in Ireland (first announcement)

This year the NRL network will meet from 21 until 23 April 2015 in Celbridge, Ireland. Participation for EU Member States is mandatory. Detailed information and agenda will be posted on the intranet. NRL members are asked to book these dates.

Inquiry report on PCR use in aquafeed published

This report is a follow up on the use of the ruminant PCR test that enabled from 1st June 2013 on the reintroduction of non-ruminant processed animal proteins in feed for aquaculture. Due to a certain frequency of rapid alerts with respect to detection of ruminant DNA in aquafeed or feed material intended for aquafeed and the resulting complaints of the industrial sectors related to the activities of production of the by-products or production of aquafeed, it was checked if really the method gives rise to an abnormal rate of false positive results.

New release of Micrograph Collection : insects and hydrolysed feathers

70 new micrographs illustrating insect meals and helping you for hydrolysed feather meal detection.

Dear NRL and IAG colleagues,

The EURL-AP team is pleased to announce you that an upgrade of the EURL-AP micrograph collection has been realised.  The new release focus on insect meals from different species (Tenebrio molitor, Gryllus domesticus, Locusta migratoria, Alphitobius diaperinus,...) which are today the potential candidates for animal feeding.  The selection of micrographs illustrates the diversity of particles that can be found in such products.  In addition new pictures on the difficult detection of hydrolysed feather meals will certainly help you in identifiying such structures. Enjoy discovering this latest release !