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Abstract

The Community Bureau of Reference (BCR) is a department of the Commission of the European Communities having the broad aim of improving the accuracy and comparability of measurements considered important at European level. For essentially chemical measurements, these aims are realized through the preparation of reference materials having carefully certified properties. In the past three years, BCR has undertaken a systematic programme in the field of food analysis. A number of the projects are under development covering areas such as inorganic elements in milk, meats and cereals; mycotoxins in milk and animal feed; composition of edible oils and fats; residues of restricted compounds in farm animals (stilbenes, thyreostatics) and so on. The projects are run in close collaboration with specialists from the laboratories of the Member States, who assist in the definition of the projects, the preparation of the materials and who execute the analytical measurements. The development of realistic, stable and homogeneous materials presents many practical problems. Details of the programme on food are presented and the difficulties and successes illustrated by reference to examples taken from projects in the above-mentioned areas.

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Authors: WAGSTAFFE P J CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EURO FOOD-CHEM II, ANVERS (BELGIUM), MARCH 27, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31938 ORA
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