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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

Saatwinkler Damm 42/43
13627 Berlin

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
DIN ISO 21322 2021-01-21 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Testing of impregnated or coated wipes and masks More  Comment 
DIN EN ISO 12863 rev 2021-01-19 Normprüfverfahren zur Beurteilung der Zündneigung von Zigaretten More  Comment 
ISO/WD 12863 2021-01-12 Standard test method for assessing the ignition propensity of cigarettes More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN ISO 24444/A1 2021-03 Cosmetics - Sun protection test methods - In vivo determination of the sun protection factor (SPF) - Amendment 1 (ISO 24444:2019/DAM 1:2021); German and English version EN ISO 24444:2020/prA1:2021 More 
DIN EN 17644 2021-03 Foodstuffs - Detection of food allergens by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) methods - General considerations; German and English version prEN 17644:2021 More 
DIN EN 17641 2021-02 Foodstuffs - Multimethod for the determination of aflatoxins, deoxynivalenol, fumonisins, ochratoxin A, T-2 toxin, HT-2 toxin and zearalenone by LC-MS/MS; German and English version prEN 17641:2021 More  Read draft and comment

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN 10977 2021-02 Standard Sensory analysis - Sensory claims - Verification of product-related and comparative claims More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN ISO 8454 2021-02 Standard Cigarettes - Determination of carbon monoxide in the vapour phase of cigarette smoke - NDIR method (ISO 8454:2007 + Amd.1:2009 + Amd.2:2019) More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN ISO 10362-1 2021-02 Standard Cigarettes - Determination of water in total particular matter from the mainstream smoke - Part 1: Gas-chromatographic method (ISO 10362-1:2019) More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
Document number Deadline for comments Title
DIN 10192-5 2021-02-28 Microbiological analysis of milk - Colony count - Part 5: Spatuala method More  Comment 
DIN ISO 21422 2021-03-31 Milk, milk products, infant formula and adult nutritionals - Determination of chloride - Potentiometric titration method (ISO 21422:2018); Text in German and English More  Comment 
DIN 10955 2021-03-31 Sensory analysis - Testing of packaging materials and packages for foodstuffs More  Comment 

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