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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.

How is NAL composed?


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Matthias Kritzler-Picht

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Burggrafenstraße 6
10787 Berlin

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
ISO/AWI 14159 2023-12-01 Safety of machinery - Hygiene requirements for the design of machinery More  Comment 
ISO/CD 8902 2023-12-01 Oil of lavandin Grosso (Lavandula angustifolia Mill.×Lavandula latifolia Medik.), French type More  Comment 
ISO/CD 13171 2023-12-01 Essential oil of oregano [Origanum vulgare L. subsp. hirtum (Link) letsw] More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
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DIN EN 18032 2024-02 Foodstuff - Quick Method for the Analysis of Multiple Highly Polar Pesticides and their Metabolites in Foodstuff Involving Extraction with Acidified Methanol and Measurement by LC- or IC-MS/MS (QuPPe-Method); German and English version prEN 18032:2023 More 
DIN EN ISO 11781 2024-01 Molecular biomarker analysis - General guidelines for single-laboratory validation of qualitative real-time PCR methods (ISO/DIS 11781:2023); German and English version prEN ISO 11781:2023 More  Read draft and comment
DIN EN 12944-3 2024-01 Fertilizers, liming materials and inhibitors - Vocabulary - Part 3: Terms relating to liming materials; German and English version prEN 12944-3:2024 More 

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New publications
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DIN EN 13697 2024-01 Standard Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Quantitative non-porous surface test for the evaluation of bactericidal and yeasticidal and/or fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas without mechanical action - Test method and requirements without mechanical action (phase 2, step 2); German version EN 13697:2023 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 4973 2024-01 Standard Cosmetics - Microbiology - Quality control of culture media and diluents used in cosmetics standards (ISO 4973:2023); German version EN ISO 4973:2023 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 10955 2024-01 Standard Sensory analysis - Testing of food contact materials and articles (FCM) More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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With Standardization Request M/564, its first amendment (M/564 Amd1) and the second amendment (in development), the European Commission charged the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) to ...

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