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DIN Standards Committee Food and Agricultural Products

About NAL

The DIN Standards Committee for Food and Agricultural Products (NAL) is the responsible committee for the standardization in the field of food as well as in the agricultural sector.

Standards on the following topics are elaborated within NAL:

  • Sampling and analysis of food, feed, cosmetics and tobacco products,
  • requirements for the food hygiene concerning equipment and commodity goods,
  • examination of disinfectants in the food and veterinary area,
  • requirements and test methods for fertilizers, soil improvers and growing media,
  • requirements, performance criteria and test methods within biotechnology.

The elaborated standards for the sampling and analysis of food, feed and tobacco and tobacco products are added - after approval by the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) and the Working Groups established by the BVL for the execution of § 64 of the German Food and Feed Code (LFGB), § 35 of the Draft Tobacco Regulation and § 28b Genetic Engineering Act (GenTG) - to the official collection of analysis methods according to § 64 of the German Food and Feed Code (LFGB), § 35 of the Draft Tobacco Regulation and § 28b Genetic Engineering Act (GenTG).

How is NAL composed?

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Bärbel Schambach

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
ISO/NP 6488 2019-07-10 Tobacco and tobacco products - Determination of water content - Karl Fischer method More  Comment 
ISO/NP 16632 2019-07-10 Tobacco and tobacco products - Determination of water content - Gas-chromatographic method More  Comment 
ISO/NP 9235 2019-07-02 Aromatic natural raw materials - Vocabulary More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN 17424 2019-09 Foodstuffs - Determination of aflatoxins in spices other than paprika by IAC clean-up and HPLC-FLD with post-column derivatization; German and English version prEN 17424:2019 More 
DIN EN 17425 2019-09 Foodstuffs - Determination of ergot alkaloids in cereals and cereal products by dSPE clean-up and LC-MS/MS; German and English version prEN 17425:2019 More 
DIN EN ISO 6579-1/A1 2019-08 Microbiology of the food chain - Horizontal method for the detection, enumeration and serotyping of Salmonella - Part 1: Detection of Salmonella spp. - Amendment 1: Broader range of incubation temperatures, amendment to the status of Annex D, and correction of the composition of MSRV and SC (ISO 6579-1:2017/DAM 1:2019); German and English version EN ISO 6579-1:2017/prA1:2019 More  Read draft and comment

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New DIN SPEC
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN CEN/TS 17338; DIN SPEC 10060:2019-07 2019-07 VN Liming materials - Determination of the lime requirement in soil - Ammonium acetate buffer method pH 5,5; German version CEN/TS 17338:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN CEN/TS 17303; DIN SPEC 10703:2019-06 2019-06 VN Foodstuffs - DNA barcoding of fish and fish products using defined mitochondrial cytochrome b and cytochrome c oxidase I gene segments; German version CEN/TS 17303:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN CEN/TS 17329-1; DIN SPEC 10392-1:2019-06 2019-06 VN Foodstuffs - General guidelines for the validation of qualitative real-time PCR methods - Part 1: Single-laboratory validation; German version CEN/TS 17329-1:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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New standards
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DIN EN 15585 2019-09 Cereals and cereal products - Durum wheat (T. durum Desf.) - Determination of percentage of mitadine grains and calculation of percentage of vitreous grains; German version EN 15585:2008 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 22117 2019-08 Microbiology of the food chain - Specific requirements and guidance for proficiency testing by interlaboratory comparison (ISO 22117:2019); German version EN ISO 22117:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN 12944-3 2019-08 Fertilizers and liming materials - Vocabulary - Part 3: Terms relating to liming materials; German version EN 12944-3:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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