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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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Matthias Kritzler-Picht

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
DIN EN ISO 16958 rev 2021-06-16 Milch, Milcherzeugnisse, Säuglingsnahrung und Nahrungsergänzungsmittel für Erwachsene - Bestimmung der Fettsäurenzusammensetzung - Verfahren mit Kapillargaschromatographie More  Comment 
DIN EN ISO 20647 rev 2021-06-16 Säuglingsanfangsnahrung und Nahrungsergänzungsmittel für Erwachsene - Bestimmung des Gesamtiods - Massenspektrometrie mit induktiv gekoppeltem Plasma (ICP-MS) More  Comment 
ISO 6887-1 AMD 1 2021-06-16 Microbiology of the food chain - Preparation of test samples, initial suspension and decimal dilutions for microbiological examination - Part 1: General rules for the preparation of the initial suspension and decimal dilutions - Amendment 1 More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN 10546 2021-08 Food hygiene - Checking the effect of cleaning and disinfection on surfaces by means of rinsing procedures More 
DIN 10186 2021-08 Microbiological analysis of milk - Enumeration of yeasts and moulds - Reference method More 
DIN 10508 2021-08 Food hygiene - Temperature requirements for foodstuffs More 

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN EN ISO 23036-2 2021-08 Standard Microbiology of the food chain - Methods for the detection of Anisakidae L3 larvae in fish and fishery products - Part 2: Artificial digestion method (ISO 23036-2:2021); German version EN ISO 23036-2:2021 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 23036-1 2021-08 Standard Microbiology of the food chain - Methods for the detection of Anisakidae L3 larvae in fish and fishery products - Part 1: UV-press method (ISO 23036-1:2021); German version EN ISO 23036-1:2021 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 12837 2021-07 Standard Apparatus for dairy analyses - Pipettes for the milk butyrometer More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
Document number Deadline for comments Title
DIN V ENV 13070 2021-06-30 Fruit and vegetable juices - Determination of stable carbon isotope ratio (¹³C/¹²C) in the pulp of fruits juices - Method using isotope ratio mass spectrometry; German version ENV 13070:1998 More  Comment 
DIN V ENV 12140 2021-06-30 Fruit and vegetable juices - Determination of the stable carbon isotope ratio (¹³C/¹²C) of sugars from fruit juices - Method using isotope ratio mass spectrometry; German version ENV 12140:1996 More  Comment 
DIN V ENV 12141 2021-06-30 Fruit and vegetable juices - Determination of the stable oxygen isotope ratio (¹⁸O/¹⁶O) of water from fruit juices - Method using isotope ratio mass spectrometry; German version ENV 12141:1996 More  Comment 

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