This year, our annual workshop will take place in Fribourg (Switzerland) from 7th May to 8th May 2019. Announcement has already been included in the December 2018 newsletter and official invitation to the network is now available on the intranet.
IT WAS ON 1 JULY 2006 THAT THE EUROPEAN UNION REFERENCE LABORATORY FOR ANIMAL PROTEINS IN FEEDINGSTUFFS (EURL-AP) STARTED OPERATING AT THE CRA-W.
Involved in the eradication of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies such as mad cow disease, The mission of the EURL-AP focuses on the detection and identification of prohibited animal proteins in livestock feed. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, a day dedicated to the topic of “Animal protein in feed, a solution towards autonomy and sustainability?” was organised on 22 September at the Palais des Congrès in Namur. This event provided the opportunity to evaluate the activities of the EURLAP but also to bring up the challenges and possibilities in this area. Various first-hand accounts helped to illustrate the interactions between the EURL-AP and the European Commission and the 27 national reference laboratories, and with other stakeholders, particularly the agro-food industry, in order to achieve harmonious and effective monitoring of legislation. The presentations delivered that day can be viewed the links below.
Dear NRL Colleagues,
The Excel file containing the instructions, report form and summary is available for download on the intranet document library. Two versions of the document are available: Excel 97-2003 and Excel 2010. Be free to use the most convenient file for you. We wish you a succesful participation.
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.
This year the NRL network will meet on the 21 and 22 May 2014 in Riga. Participation for EU Member States is mandatory. Detailed information and agenda will be posted on the intranet.
The short course will be hosted on 19-22 November 2013 by the Valorisation of Agricultural Products Department (Henseval building) of the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W) in Gembloux.
The Conference is organized to present the state of the art and to discuss future challenges. It is a joint organization by the China Agricultural University (CAU), the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W), the Dutch Institute of Food Safety (RIKILT) and the Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB). Former conferences were organized in 2004 and 2007 in Namur (Belgium) and in 2009 in Wageningen (The Netherlands) in the framework of EC projects.
Registration forms are to filled on-line on the website www.feedsafety.org
Following topics will be covered :
- Recent advances in feed analysis
- Impact of feed on food safety
- Risk assessment
- Legislation framework
- Future challenges in feed safety
Areas addressed will include
- Processed Animal Proteins
- NPN and organic contaminants (dioxins, PCB’s, pesticides)
- Feed additives
- Banned substances
- Heavy metals
- Mycotoxins and plant toxins
- Veterinary drugs
The next annual meeting of the IAG, International Association of Feedingstuff Analysis – Section Feedingstuff Microscopy will take place in Freising, Germany at the Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus from the 12th to the 14th June 2012. Program includes following topics : animal proteins detection and identification, undesirable substances, weed seeds, ring tests’ results presentation. For registrations contact Dr Monika Ruhland at firstname.lastname@example.org
The next annual meeting of the IAG, International Association of Feedingstuff Analysis – Section Feedingstuff Microscopy will take place in Duisburg-Rheinhausen, Germany from the 7th to the 9th June 2011.
As announced in the CRL-AP newsletter of December 2010, the next EURL-AP Annual Workshop will take place in Vienna on 6 and 7 April 2011 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
One of the main subject of this workshop will be the PCR method implementation.
Address of the hotel and the workshop sessions :
Austria Trend Hotel Donauzentrum
A – 1220 Vienna