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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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Bärbel Schambach

Saatwinkler Damm 42/43
13627 Berlin

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
DIN EN 00260258 2020-09-29 Anorganische Düngemittel – Bestimmung spezifischer Nährstoffe More  Comment 
DIN EN 00260251 2020-09-22 Anorganische Düngemittel - Bestimmung spezifischer Hemmstoffe More  Comment 
DIN EN 00260250 2020-09-22 Anorganische Düngemittel – Bestimmung spezifischer Parameter bei Ammoniumnitratdüngemitteln mit hohem Stickstoffgehalt More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN ISO 23319 2020-10 Cheese and processed cheese products, caseins and caseinates - Determination of fat content - Gravimetric method (ISO/DIS 23319:2020); German and English version prEN ISO 23319:2020 More  Read draft and comment
DIN 10284 2020-10 Apparatus for dairy analyses - Butyrometer for milk and milk products More  Read draft and comment
DIN 10482-1 2020-10 Determination of Annatto content in cheese - Part 1: Photometric method More  Read draft and comment

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN EN 13971 2020-11 Standard Carbonate and silicate liming materials - Determination of reactivity - Potentiometric titration method with hydrochloric acid; German version EN 13971:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 6647-1 2020-11 Standard Rice - Determination of amylose content - Part 1: Spectrophotometric method with a defatting procedure by methanol and with calibration solutions of potato amylose and waxy rice amylopectin (ISO 6647-1:2020); German version EN ISO 6647-1:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 6647-2 2020-11 Standard Rice - Determination of amylose content - Part 2: Spectrophotometric routine method without defatting procedure and with calibration from rice standards (ISO 6647-2:2020); German version EN ISO 6647-2:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
Document number Deadline for comments Title
DIN 10113-1 2020-11-30 Determination of surface colony count on fitment and utensils along the food chain - Part 1: Quantitative and semi-quantitative swab method More  Comment 
DIN 10121 2020-11-30 Detection of Salmonella in foodstuffs with enzyme linked fluorescent immuno-assay More  Comment 

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