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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
DIN 10756 2019-08-27 Analysis of honey - Determination of free acidity More  Comment 
DIN 10762 2019-08-27 Analysis of honey - Determination of ethanol content - Enzymatic method More  Comment 
DIN 10763 2019-08-27 Analysis of honey - Determination of glycerol content - Enzymatic method More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN 17444 2019-11 Doping prevention in sport - Good development and manufacturing practices aimed at preventing the presence of prohibited substances in food intended for sports people and food supplements; German and English version prEN 17444:2019 More 
DIN EN ISO 7540 2019-10 Spices - Ground sweet and hot paprika (Capsicum annuum L. and Capsicum frutescens L.) - Specification (ISO/DIS 7540:2019); German and English version prEN ISO 7540:2019 More  Read draft and comment
DIN EN ISO 7541 2019-10 Spices and condiments - Spectrophotometric determination of the extractable colour in paprika (ISO/DIS 7541:2019); German and English version prEN ISO 7541:2019 More  Read draft and comment

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New DIN SPEC
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN SPEC 10132 2019-09 Technical Report Standardization roadmap Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU More  Order from Beuth Verlag
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

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New standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN 17246 2019-11 Fertilizers - Determination of perchlorate in mineral fertilizers by ion chromatography and conductivity detection (IC-CD); German version EN 17246:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 17678 2019-10 Milk and milk products - Determination of milk fat purity by gas chromatographic analysis of triglycerides (ISO 17678:2019); German version EN ISO 17678:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN 13697 2019-10 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Quantitative non-porous surface test for the evaluation of bactericidal and/or fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas - Test method and requirements without mechanical action (phase 2, step 2); German version EN 13697:2015+A1:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
Document number Deadline for comments Title
DIN ISO 22634-1 2019-09-30 Cigarettes - Determination of benzo[a]pyrene in cigarette mainstream smoke using GC/MS - Part 1: Method using methanol as extraction solvent (ISO 22634-1:2017); Text in German and English More  Comment 

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