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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

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
DIN 10524 2020-03-26 Food hygiene - Work wear in food business More  Comment 
ISO/AWI 4214 2020-03-19 Determination of amino acids in infant formula and other dairy products More  Comment 
ISO/AWI 4334 2020-03-19 Fruit puree - Specifications and test methods More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN 10113-1 2020-05 Determination of surface colony count on fitment and utensils along the food chain - Part 1: Quantitative and semi-quantitative swab method More 
DIN 10115 2020-05 Fundamentals for detection and determination of microorganisms in foodstuffs with impedance-method More 
DIN EN ISO 11136/A1 2020-05 Sensory analysis - Methodology - General guidance for conducting hedonic tests with consumers in a controlled area - Amendment 1 (ISO 11136:2014/Amd.1:2020); German and English version EN ISO 11136:2017/prA1:2020 More  Read draft and comment

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New DIN SPEC
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN CEN/TS 17061; DIN SPEC 10487:2020-01 2020-01 VN Foodstuffs - Guidelines for the calibration and quantitative determination of pesticide residues and organic contaminants using chromatographic methods; German version CEN/TS 17061:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN CEN/TS 17062; DIN SPEC 10488:2020-01 2020-01 VN Foods of plant origin - Multimethod for the determination of pesticide residues in vegetable oils by LC-MS/MS (QuOil); German version CEN/TS 17062:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN SPEC 10132 2019-09 Technical Report Standardization roadmap Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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New standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN ISO 19036 2020-05 Microbiology of the food chain - Estimation of measurement uncertainty for quantitative determinations (ISO 19036:2019); German version EN ISO 19036:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 16297 2020-05 Milk - Bacterial count - Protocol for the evaluation of alternative methods (ISO 16297:2020); German version EN ISO 16297:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN 15741 2020-05 Animal feeding stuffs: Methods of sampling and analysis - Determination of OCPs and PCBs by GC-MS; German version EN 15741:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
Document number Deadline for comments Title
DIN EN ISO 25475 2020-05-31 Fertilizers - Determination of ammoniacal nitrogen (ISO 25475:2016); German and English version prEN ISO 25475:2019 More  Comment 
DIN EN ISO 15959 2020-05-31 Fertilizers - Determination of extracted phosphorus (ISO 15959:2016); German and English version prEN ISO 15959:2019 More  Comment 
DIN EN ISO 15604 2020-05-31 Fertilizers - Determination of different forms of nitrogen in the same sample, containing nitrogen as nitric, ammoniacal, urea and cyanamide nitrogen (ISO 15604:2016); German and English version prEN ISO 15604:2019 More  Comment 

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