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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?


DIN e. V.

Matthias Kritzler-Picht

Am DIN-Platz
Burggrafenstraße 6
10787 Berlin

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
ISO/CD 15914-2 2022-09-16 Animal feeding stuffs - Enzymatic determination of starch - Part 2: Method by enzymatic determination with a hexokinase system and potassium hydroxide dispersion More  Comment 
DIN EN ISO 18743/A1 2022-09-15 Microbiology of the food chain - Detection of Trichinella larvae in meat by artificial digestion method - Amendment 1: Revision of text and minor technical issues, references update, and inclusion of performance characteristics of the method by interlaboratory study (ISO 18743:2015/DAM 1:2022); German and English version EN ISO 18743:2015/prA1:2022 More  Comment 
DIN EN 16466-1 rev 2022-09-13 Essig - Isotopenanalyse von Essigsäure und Wasser - Teil 1: ²H-NMR-Analyse von Essigsäure More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN ISO 4973 2022-11 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Quality control of culture media and diluents used in Cosmetics standards (ISO/DIS 4973:2022); German and English version prEN ISO 4973:2022 More 
DIN 10754 2022-11 Analysis of honey - Determination of proline content More 
DIN EN ISO 22174 2022-11 Microbiology of the food chain - Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the detection and quantification of microorganisms - General requirements and definitions (ISO/DIS 22174:2022); German and English version prEN ISO 22174:2022 More 

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN EN 13732 2022-10 Standard Food processing machinery - Bulk milk coolers on farms - Requirements for performance, safety and hygiene; German version EN 13732:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN CEN/TS 17743 2022-10 VN Foodstuff - Determination of pesticide residues by ethyl acetate extraction using GC- and LC-MS/MS (SweEt); German version CEN/TS 17743:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN 15749 2022-10 Standard Fertilizers - Determination of sulfates content using three different methods; German version EN 15749:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
Document number Deadline for comments Title
DIN-Fachbericht 84 2022-09-30 Solid fertilizers - Study on homogeneity; CEN-Report 13960 More  Comment 
DIN 10482-1 Berichtigung 1 2022-09-30 Determination of Annatto content in cheese - Part 1: Photometric method, Corrigenda to DIN 10482-1:2005-04 More  Comment 
DIN 10482-1 2022-09-30 Determination of Annatto content in cheese - Part 1: Photometric method More  Comment 

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