Minutes and results of the workshop on mycotoxin analysis: the need for scientific and technical support in implementation of European legislation, Ispra, 1-2 July 2002
When using analytical data on contaminants in food for purposes of risk assessment, food control, or monitoring standards, it is critical that contaminants are correctly identified and that quantitative data are reliable. Mycotoxins present unique analytical challenges in terms of obtaining truly representative samples and in undertaking analysis at the low regulatory limits of control required in many countries. Following a meeting on Food Safety and Quality, organised by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, the aim of this workshop on mycotoxins was to assess the state-of-the-art regarding methodology, to gather information on laboratory analysis and implementation of European legislation on mycotoxins in EU Candidate Countries, and to extend collaboration between Candidate Countries' laboratories, under the auspices of the JRC. All experts from EU Candidate Countries were invited to give a presentation regarding state-of-the-art analysis of mycotoxins in their country and to complete a questionnaire. A summary of the responses to the questionnaire was presented at the workshop. Critical issues were discussed.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20410 EN (2002), pp.123. Free of charge
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Record Number: 200215322 / Last updated on: 2002-10-21
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