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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 ISO 20716 2023-01-20 Oolong tea — Definition and basic requirements (ISO 20716:2022) More  Comment 
DIN ISO 22994 2023-01-20 Coffee extracts — Determination of the dry matter content of coffee extracts — Sea sand method of liquid or pasty coffee extracts (ISO 22994:2021) More  Comment 
DIN EN 14204 rev 2023-01-16 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of mycobactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1) More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN 17122/A1 2023-03 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Quantitative non-porous surface test for the evaluation of virucidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area - Test method and requirements - Phase 2, step 2; German and English version EN 17122:2019/prA1:2023 More  Read draft and comment
DIN EN 17958 2023-03 Food authenticity - Determination of the δ¹³C value of mono- (fructose and glucose), di-, and trisaccharides in honey by liquid chromatography-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (LC-IRMS); German and English version prEN 17958:2023 More  Read draft and comment
DIN EN 17723 2023-03 Plant biostimulants - Determination of chloride; German and English version prEN 17723:2023 More 

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN 10536 2023-03 Standard Food hygiene - Cook & Chill method - Hygiene requirements More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 10506 2023-03 Standard Food hygiene - Mass catering More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 22753 2023-03 Standard Molecular biomarker analysis - Method for the statistical evaluation of analytical results obtained in testing sub-sampled groups of genetically modified seeds and grains - General requirements (ISO 22753:2021, Corrected version 2022-11); German version EN ISO 22753:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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