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To avoid undesirable side effects such as high contents of mycotoxins in food and feed, measurements at critical steps of the food and feed production chain are performed. These measurements need to be accurate and precise to satisfy these aims. The accuracy and precision requirements of measurements form the basis of the Community Bureau of Reference (BCR), and Measurements and Testing (M&T) programmes. The selection of the matrix CRMs and their corresponding level of mycotoxin contamination is made on the basis of requirements of the applied analytical procedures, stability requirements, regulations, norms and inter- or intra-trade agreements which are in relation to quality specifications of imported and/or exported goods. This validation of new methods provides a possible solution to trade disputes, means for the statistical control of analytical results, and tools for laboratory accreditation, and it is the basis for harmonisation and traceability of proficiency schemes.

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Authors: BOENKE A, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Natural Toxins, Vol. 3 (1995) pp. 243-247
Record Number: 199511326 / Last updated on: 1995-10-31
Original language: en
Available languages: en