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Abstract

The past ten years has seen a growth of legislation governing food composition, contaminants, additives and labelling. This, together with improved product specification has demanded better accuracy and comparability in measurements. The BCR programme has responded to this need by undertaking the preparation of certified reference materials in a variety of food materials. e.g. meats, milk and cereals for inorganic elements; edible oil and fat for composition; major components in a range of foods and the fungal poisons, mycotoxins, in food and animal feed. The reference materials must be representative of the analysis of real samples; they must be stable over many years and homogeneous. Finally, the certified values must be established in a way which gives rise to confidence in their accuracy. Examples of these various aspects in the development of a range of food orientated reference materials are discussed as well as some of the interesting analytical results which have emerged during the collaborative studies. The audience is encouraged to propose subjects for study which are of particular importance to the agri-food industry.

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Authors: WAGSTAFFE P J CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: LES MATERIAUX DE REFERENCE DANS LES MESURES AGRO-ALIMENTAIRES, PARIS (FRANCE), OCT. 1, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER F 31811 ORA
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