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 !

Pig cut-off Excel file

With the new batch of pig calibrants now commercially available, you will have to adapt the exact copy numbers to be in accordance with the certificate provided with these new calibrants.

In this “Pig cut-off at 5 copies” Excel file, the cells where you have to introduce the “exact copy numbers” are not locked and this modification is possible.

Do not forget that the figures mentioned in the certificate are copies/µl! In the cut-off Excel file, you have to introduce the number of copies/5 µl!

Calibration kits for ruminant and pig detection by PCR commercially available now

The calibration kits ERM-AD482 RUMINANT pDNA CALIBRANT and ERM-AD483 PORCINE pDNA CALIBRANT can be ordered from JRC-IRMM. They are now Certified European Reference Materials.

 For ordering and information, go to the following webpages :


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 !