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Meeting of WG 2 Statistics of ISO/TC 34/SC9 (18-19 October, 2018)

Published on 14/12/2018

Bertrand LOMBARD convened the 28th meeting of WG 2 Statistics of ISO/TC 34/SC 9 "Food products-Microbiology", held at Campden BRI, Campden UK, on 18-19 October. The main topic on the agenda was the revision of ISO/TS 19036, dealing with measurement uncertainty for quantitative determinations. This project is led by Basi JARVIS (Project Leader), Keith JEWEL and Paul IN'T VELD (co-Project Leaders). More precisely, WG 2 has given a follow-up to the ISO/CEN vote on ISO/DIS 19036. This vote had a very positive outcome with 100% approvals but with many comments. All comments have been reviewed, a new draft is being prepared by WG 2 which will be then submitted to final vote in 2019. It is expected that the revised standard be published by the end of 2019. Other topics have been also dealt, including statistical aspects related to method validation/verification (EN ISO 16140 series), validation of calculation tools.

WG13 meeting on the revision of EN ISO 6888

Published on 03/12/2018

On 27 November 2018, Alexandra CAUQUIL, Project leader of the revision of EN ISO 6888 part 2, and Bertrand LOMBARD participated to the meeting of the Working Group 13 (of ISO/TC 34/SC 9) dedicated to the revision of 6888. After the publication of the 2nd Amendment of the 1st part in July 2018 concerning the optional confirmation by RPFA, the purpose of this meeting was the harmonisation of the 3 parts of the Standard Methods. At this stage the aim is to prepare the DIS for the 1st trimester 2019. Next meeting of the working group 13 will be on 11 December.  

Marie-Christine Salvi is back

Published on 21/08/2018

We hope your summer period is going on nicely, with some time to rest! We are pleased to inform you that Marie-Christine SALVI is back to Anses since mid-July, with now a long-term contract.  She is in particular back in the EURL CPS & Lm teams, in charge of administrative and financial aspects. She is doing her best to proceed as soon as possible with the reimbursement of eligible participants to the 2018 workshops and training courses.

New Standard Method for Staphylococcal Enterotoxin detection is published

Published on 21/07/2017

We would  like to announce an important news: the Standard EN ISO 19020 on detection of staphylococcal enterotoxins in food has been published by ISO and CEN, dated June 2017.

Publication of revised Regulation on official controls

Published on 03/05/2017

The revised EC Regulation 2017/625 of 15 March has been recently published at the Official Journal of EU: This text is available in each official EU language.

Euroreference issue 2 is online

Published on 07/04/2017

Euroreference is about reference activities dedicated to animal health, plant health and food and water safety. Now 16 other european organisations are co-edtiting it. link to read it

EFSA-ECDC 2015 Annual Report

Published on 02/03/2017

EFSA & ECDC has recently published the European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2015, available at the following link: Part regarding staphylococcal foodborne outbreaks can be found in clause, p 198-199.

Workshop registration open!

Published on 09/04/2015

The NRLs' contact received yesterday the invitation for the upcoming workshop dedicated to staphylococcal enterotoxins. We are looking forward to seeing you in May. The EURL CPS Team Picture: Jawahar Swaminathan and MSD staff at the European Bioinformatics Institute -

2015 ES PT Samples are ready to be shipped

Published on 07/04/2015

Samples for the 2015 PT trial dedicated to SE detection are ready be shipped. Departure from the lab today at 14:00. Arrival at the NRL places expected : 8 or 9 April 2015.