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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 EN 00216137 2020-07-10 Chemische Desinfektionsmittel und Antiseptika – Chemische Textildesinfektion für den häuslichen Bereich – Prüfverfahren und Anforderungen (Phase 2, Stufe 2) More  Comment 
ISO/AWI TS 24106 2020-07-08 Essential oils - Name harmonization of components More  Comment 
DIN 10543 2020-07-07 Hygiene concept for food deliveries to end consumers More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN ISO 4833-1/A1 2020-08 Microbiology of the food chain - Horizontal method for the enumeration of microorganisms - Part 1: Colony count at 30 degrees C by the pour plate technique - Amendment 1: Clarification of scope (ISO 4833-1:2013/DAM 1:2020); German and English version EN ISO 4833-1:2013/prA1:2020) More  Read draft and comment
DIN ISO 8851-1 2020-08 Butter - Determination of moisture, non-fat solids and fat contents (Routine methods) - Part 1: Determination of moisture content (ISO 8851-1:2004); Text in German and English More  Read draft and comment
DIN EN ISO 4833-2/A1 2020-08 Microbiology of the food chain - Horizontal method for the enumeration of microorganisms - Part 2: Colony count at 30 degrees C by the surface plating technique - Amendment 1: Clarification of scope (ISO 4833-2:2013/DAM 1:2020); German and English version EN ISO 4833-2:2013/prA1:2020) More  Read draft and comment

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New DIN SPEC
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN CEN/TS 17455 2020-07 VN Animal feeding stuffs - Methods of sampling and analysis - Performance criteria for single laboratory validated and ring-trial validated methods of analysis for the determination of mycotoxins; German version CEN/TS 17455:2020 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 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

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New standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN ISO 6887-5 2020-08 Microbiology of the food chain - Preparation of test samples, initial suspension and decimal dilutions for microbiological examination - Part 5: Specific rules for the preparation of milk and milk products (ISO 6887-5:2020); German version EN ISO 6887-5:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 20647 2020-08 Infant formula and adult nutritionals - Determination of total iodine - Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) (ISO 20647:2015); German version EN ISO 20647:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 11868-1 2020-08 Sampling equipments on milk collecting tankers - Part 1: Requirements, verification and subsequent verification More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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