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dc.contributor.authorFIAMEGKOS IOANNISen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDE LA CALLE GUNTINAS Maria Beatrizen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEMTEBORG HAKANen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSEGHERS JOHNen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTUMBA-TSHILUMBA Marie-Franceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVAHCIC MITJAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCORDEIRO RAPOSO Fernandoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCIZEK-STROH Anetaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorROBOUCH Piotren_GB
dc.identifier.otherEUR 27145en_GB
dc.identifier.otherOP LA-NA-27145-EN-Nen_GB
dc.description.abstractThis report presents the outcome of the proficiency test, on the determination of total As, Cd, Pb, Hg, Sn and iAs in canned food (peas in brine). The exercise was organised by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Heavy Metals (EURL-HM) to support the Commission Regulation (EC) 1881:2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs. Participation in the proficiency test was mandatory for the nominated NRLs, and open to other OCLs and interested laboratories. A total of 127 participants from 36 countries registered to the exercise. All NRLs (36) reported results, while 4 non-NRL participants did not. From the participating laboratories 54 % analysed the drained product and 46 % the solid/liquid composite. Hence, a nonunified analytical approach is observed. The majority of laboratories (more than 74 %) reported satisfactory results for the five scored measurands with measurable concentrations (total As, Cd, Pb, Sn and iAs). The best performances were obtained for total As, Cd and Pb. The interpretation of the respective legislation is not straightforward as indicated by the 32 laboratories that characterised the test item as compliant with the legislation, although it was not.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.D.5-Standards for Food Bioscienceen_GB
dc.publisherPublications Office of the European Unionen_GB
dc.titleDetermination of total As, Cd, Pb, Hg, Sn and inorganic As in canned food IMEP-118 Proficiency test Reporten_GB
dc.typeEUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reportsen_GB
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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