environmental contaminants

Heavy metals and toxic elements

RIKILT is National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for research into environmental contaminants in food and feed such as heavy metals and toxic elements.

 

NRL

RIKILT is National Reference Laboratory for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and is involved in the analysis of heavy metals and toxic elements in food and feed. This is laid down in

These describe the activities which RIKILT uses as an NRL in the context of heavy metals and toxic elements according to Regulation (EC) nr. 882/2004 and Directive 96/23/EC.

Independent quality assurance

To obtain independent quality assurance and to validate and compare test methods, RIKILT participates in validating and inter-laboratory comparison studies and proficiency test organised by EU-RL and third parties. The results are reported to and discussed with the EU-RL.