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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?

Contact

DIN e. V.
Matthias Kritzler-Picht

Am DIN-Platz
Burggrafenstraße 6
10787 Berlin

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
DIN EN 1656 rev 2024-05-21 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1) More  Comment 
ISO/AWI 25097 2024-05-21 Management standards for the production and the packing of bee pollen More  Comment 
ISO/AWI 25134 2024-05-21 Vegetable and algae proteins used for food products - Specifications More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN 10107 2024-06 Hunting - Wildlife biology - Hunting seasons for efficient, species- and animal welfare-friendly hunting of wild ruminants More  Read draft and comment
DIN EN 14204 2024-06 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); German and English version prEN 14204:2024 More  Read draft and comment
DIN EN 13040-2 2024-06 Soil improvers and growing media - Sample preparation - Part 2: Sample preparation for microbiological examination; German and English version prEN 13040-2:2024 More  Read draft and comment

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN 10544 2024-07 Standard Food hygiene - Commercial dishwashing machines - Additional hygiene requirements and testing More  Order from DIN Media
DIN EN 17855 2024-07 Standard Foodstuffs - Minimum performance requirements for quantitative measurement of the food allergens milk, egg, peanut, hazelnut, almond, walnut, cashew, pecan nut, brazil nut, pistachio nut, macadamia nut, wheat, lupine, sesame, mustard, soy, celery, fish, molluscs and crustaceans; German version EN 17855:2024 More  Order from DIN Media
DIN EN 1482-4 2024-06 Standard Fertilizers, liming materials and inhibitors - Sampling and sample preparation - Part 4: Sampling for microbial presence; German version EN 1482-4:2024 More  Order from DIN Media

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
Document number Deadline for comments Title
DIN EN 16995 2024-06-30 Foodstuffs - Vegetable oils and foodstuff on basis of vegetable oils - Determination of mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) with on-line HPLC-GC-FID analysis; German version EN 16995:2017 More  Comment 
DIN EN 13196 2024-06-30 Fruit and vegetable juices - Determination of total sulfur dioxide by destillation; German version EN 13196:2000 More  Comment 
DIN EN 1134 2024-06-30 Fruit and vegetable juices - Determination of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium content by atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS); German version EN 1134:1994 More  Comment 

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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 ...

  Open Call for Tender for 1 project leader in CEN/TC 260/WG 1 “Sampling” for the Fertilising Products Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 and M/564

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