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The Community Bureau of Reference (BCR) has produced various food reference materials (RMs) certified for some essential and toxic trace elements. They include: - Cd, Cu, Hg, Fe, Pb, N, P, Cl, Na, K, Mg, Ca and Kjeldahl-N in a skim milk powder (CRM 63); - I, Cd, Cu, Fe, Hg, and Pb in two spiked skim milk powders (CRM 150 & 151); - Cd, Pb, As, Hg, Se, Cu, Zn, Fe, and Mn in bovine muscle (CRM 184), in bovine liver (CRM 185) and in pig kidney (CRM 186); - Cd, Pb, Se, Cu, Zn, Fe, and Mn in wholemeal flour (CRM 189) and in lyophilised brown bread (CRM 191). Their main characteristics are described and the certified and additional values are given. In addition to the certification of trace elements in food materials, the BCR has also produced food RMs certified for chlorinated pesticides (CRM 187 & 188: milk powders) and polychlorinated pesticides (CRM 349 & 350: fish oils).

Additional information

Authors: GRIEPINK B, CEC Bruxelles (BE);WAGSTAFFE P J, CEC Bruxelles (BE);MUNTAU H, JRC Ispra (IT);SCHRAMEL P, G.S.F., Neuherberg (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 20th International Roland W. Frei Memorial Symposium on Environmental Chemistry, Strasbourg (FR), April 17-20, 1990
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Record Number: 199011744 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en