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ETHYL CARBAMATE IN WINE RMs

Objective



Ethyl carbamate (EtC) is a carcinogenic substance, present in all fermentation media containing ethanol. The United States and Canada have established a limit of 30 ug/l in wine, which is also recommended by The European Communities and the Organisation Internationale du Vin et de la Vigne (OIV). This limit may be lowered in the near future and will required improvement of methodology, a problem of concern for the OIV and the Communities.
Ethyl carbamate is usually determined by Gas Chromatography (GC). There are differences between the various methods used which arise from the varying sample preparation procedures and detection systems (FID, NP, MS, etc.).
The objective of the project is to improve the accuracy and the level of agreement between European laboratories and to prepare reference materials.

STATUS

The first intercomparison in which 25 laboratories determined EtC in four samples of white and red wines will be completed in 1992.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Université de Bordeaux I
Address
351 Cours De La Libération
33405 Talence
France

Participants (23)

Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac
France
Address
69 Rue De Bellefonds
16100 Cognac
Centro Studi Maria Branca
Italy
Address
Via Eduardo Porro 1
20158 Milano
Chemische Landesuntersuchungsanstalt Karlsruhe
Germany
Address
Hoffstraße 3
76133 Karlsruhe
Chemisches Landes- und Staatliches Veterinäruntersuchungsamt Nordrhein-Westfalen
Germany
Address
Sperlichstraße 19
48151 Münster
Chemisches Untersuchungsamt Koblenz
Germany
Address
Neversstraße 4-6
56068 Koblenz
Chemisches Untersuchungsamt Speyer
Germany
Address
Nikolaus Von Weis-straße 1
67346 Speyer
Chivas Brothers Limited
United Kingdom
Address
Glen Keith Distillery Station Road
AB53 3BS Banff
Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne
France
Address
5 Rue Henri-martin
51200 Épernay
Instituto do Vinho do Porto
Portugal
Address
Rua Ferreira Borges
4200 Porto
Kantonales Laboratorium
Switzerland
Address
15,Fehrenstrasse
8032 Zürich
Laboratoire Cantonal
Switzerland
Address
Les Croisettes
1066 Epalinges
Laboratoire Cantonal de Chimie
Switzerland
Address
22,Quai Ernest-ansermet
1211 Geneva 4
Laboratorio Arbitral
Spain
Address
Ctra De La Coruna, Km 10,700
28023 Madrid
Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC)
United Kingdom
Address
Queen's Road
TW11 0LY Teddington
Landesuntersuchungsamt für das Gesundheitswesen Nordbayern
Germany
Address
Theaterstraße 23
97070 Würzburg
Landesuntersuchungsamt für das Gesundheitswesen Sudbayern
Germany
Address
Veterinärstraße 2
85764 Oberschleissheim
MAFF Food Science Laboratory
United Kingdom
Address
Norwich Research Park Colney
NR4 7UQ Norwich
Max-von-Pettenkofer-Institut
Germany
Address
Thielallee 88-92
14195 Berlin
National Food Agency of Denmark
Denmark
Address
19,Mörkhöj Bygade
2860 Söborg
Pentlands Scotch Whisky Research Ltd (PSWR)
United Kingdom
Address
84 Slateford Road
EH11 1QU Edinburgh
STAATLICHES MEDIZINAL-, LEBENSMITTEL- UND VETERINAERUNTERSUCHUNGSAMT SUEDHESSEN
Germany
Address
Hasengartenstrasse 24
65189 Wiesbaden
Staatliches Chem. Untersuchungsamt Braunschweig
Germany
Address

3300 Braunschweig
TNO Toxicology and Nutrition Institute
Netherlands
Address

3700 AJ Zeist