Veterinary drugs and growth promoting agents in animal products : annual report 2012 of the National Reference Laboratory

Stolker, A.A.M.; Sterk, S.S.


This report if the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for residues of veterinary drugs and growth promoting agents in products of animal origin according to Council Directive 96/23/EC describes the activities employed in 2012. The main tasks of the NRL are communication with Official Laboratories (OL), quality assurance of the analyses of offical samples inclusive the preparation of quality control samples and the advisory function for the Competent Authority and OL. Furthermore the NRL organizes comparative tests, ensures that the OL observes the residue limits, disseminates information obtained from the European Union Reference Laboratories (EURLs) and participates trainings organized by the Commission or by the EURLs.