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DIN Standards Committee Food and Agricultural Products

About NAL

The DIN Standards Committee Food and Agricultural Products is the body responsible for standardization in the food sector and the agricultural sector. The NAL develops standards on the following topics:

  • Sampling and testing of food, feed, cosmetics and tobacco products;
  • Food hygiene requirements for equipment and consumer goods and for the hygienic handling of food and food safety management systems;
  • disinfectant testing for food and animal husbandry applications;
  • Requirements, sampling and testing methods for fertilisers, soil improvers and growing media, biostimulants for plant application.

The standards developed for the sampling and analysis of food, feed, tobacco and tobacco products have been adopted – after approval by the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) and the working groups installed by the BVL for the implementation of § 64 of the Food and Feed Code (LFGB), of § 38 of the Tobacco Products Act (TobakerzG) and § 28b of the Gene Technology Act (GenTG) - into the Official Collection of Test Procedures according to § 64 of the Food and Feed Code (LFGB), according to § 38 of the Tobacco Products Act (TobakerzG) and according to § 28b of the Gene Technology Act (GenTG). The national standards drawn up for food hygiene and food safety are - after examination and approval by the supreme state authorities - recognised as a guideline for good practice in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 and transmitted to the European Commission.

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DIN e. V.

Matthias Kritzler-Picht

Am DIN-Platz
Burggrafenstraße 6
10787 Berlin

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
DIN CEN/T? 00437027 2022-05-17 Elektronische Zigaretten und E-Liquids - Begriffe More  Comment 
DIN EN 00437020 2022-05-17 Dampfprodukte - Regelung für das Dampfen von Produkten, die für die direkte Inhalation in die Lunge bestimmt sind More  Comment 
DIN 10536 2022-05-12 Food hygiene - Cook & Chill method - Hygiene requirements More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN ISO 7218 2022-07 Microbiology of the food chain - General requirements and guidance for microbiological examinations (ISO/DIS 7218:2022); German and English version prEN ISO 7218:2022 More 
DIN EN 17855 2022-07 Foodstuffs - Minimum performance requirements for quantitative measurement of the food allergens milk, egg, peanut, hazelnut, almond, walnut, cashew, pecan nut, brazil nut, pistachio nut, macadamia nut, wheat, lupine, sesame, mustard, soy, celery, fish, molluscs, and crustaceans; German and English version prEN 17855:2022 More 
DIN EN 15959 2022-07 Inorganic fertilizers - Determination of extracted phosphorus P₂O₅; German and English version prEN 15959:2022 More 

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN ISO 16632 2022-07 Standard Tobacco and tobacco products - Determination of water content - Gas-chromatographic method (ISO 16632:2021) More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN ISO 6488 2022-07 Standard Tobacco and tobacco products - Determination of water content - Karl Fischer method (ISO 6488:2021) More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 24444 2022-07 Standard Cosmetics - Sun protection test methods - In vivo determination of the sun protection factor (SPF) (ISO 24444:2019 + Amd 1:2022); German version EN ISO 24444:2020 + A1:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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