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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?


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Matthias Kritzler-Picht

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Burggrafenstraße 6
10787 Berlin

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
ISO/AWI 7604 2024-04-19 Cigarettes - Determination of metals (Pb, Cd and As) in cigarette mainstream smoke using ICP/MS More  Comment 
ISO/AWI 25035 2024-04-19 Cigarettes - Determination of mercury (Hg) in cigarette mainstream smoke using atomic absorption spectrometer More  Comment 
DIN EN ISO 20768/A1 2024-04-16 Vapour products - Routine analytical vaping machine - Definitions and standard conditions - Amendment 1 More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN 10107 2024-06 Hunting - Wildlife biology - Hunting seasons for efficient, species- and animal welfare-friendly hunting of wild ruminants More 
DIN EN 14204 2024-06 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of mycobactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1); German and English version prEN 14204:2024 More 
DIN EN 13040-2 2024-06 Soil improvers and growing media - Sample preparation - Part 2: Sample preparation for microbiological examination; German and English version prEN 13040-2:2024 More 

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New publications
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DIN EN 1482-4 2024-06 Standard Fertilizers, liming materials and inhibitors - Sampling and sample preparation - Part 4: Sampling for microbial presence; German version EN 1482-4:2024 More  Order from DIN Media
DIN 10293 2024-05 Standard Hydrometer for density measurement of buttermilk serum More  Order from DIN Media
DIN ISO 15592-3 2024-05 Standard Fine-cut tobacco and smoking articles made from it - Methods of sampling, conditioning and analysis - Part 3: Determination of total particulate matter of smoking articles using a routine analytical smoking machine, preparation for the determination of water and nicotine, and calculation of nicotine-free dry particulate matter (ISO 15592-3:2022) More  Order from DIN Media

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
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DIN EN 1135 2024-06-30 Fruit and vegetable juices - Determination of ash content; German version EN 1135:1994 More  Comment 
DIN EN 1136 2024-06-30 Fruit and vegetable juices - Determination of phosphorus content; spectrophotometric method; German version EN 1136:1994 More  Comment 
DIN EN 1137 2024-06-30 Fruit and vegetable juices - Enzymatic determination of citric acid (citrate) content; NADH spectrometric method; German version EN 1137:1994 More  Comment 

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