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NRL Workshop

Aim of the workshop: To discuss the organisation of NRL, and the duties and requirements imposed by the current and the new Control Regulation 882 on NRL and food analyses.

To share experiences from NRL - How to fulfill the requirements and perform the tasks in an effective way? As the number of laboratories has decreased, and the scopes of the NRL are about to be widened, cooperation will be increasingly important. How can we facilitate Nordic cooperation and networking in these areas?

Date:  8 November 2016

Place:  Norwegian Veterinary Institute/ Norwegian Food Safety Authority, Oslo

Language: English

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The workshop is sponsored by EK-FJLS (Livs)

Target group: Nordic food authorities and NRL representatives.

Draft Program

10:00 - 10:10    Welcome – introduction (incl. Golden Standard) Hilde Skår Norli, NMKL /NVI

10:10- 10:40     Main changes in the Control Directive 882 regarding NRL - What are the consequences for the authorities regarding NRL, and what are the implications for the NRL?  Keren Bar-Yaacov, NFSA

10:40 - 12:00   Designation and funding of NRL, experience with NRL (pros and cons), national network and supervision of NRL

(approx. 5 x 15 min) Presentations from representatives of the food control authorities in the Nordic countries

12:00 - 13:00   Lunch

13:00 - 13:30   Experiences from NRL – H to perform the tasks in an effective way?  Franz Ulberth, JRC, EU Commissions Laboratory

13:30 - 13:40   Introduction to working groups

13:40 - 13:50   Coffee break and divison into working groups – microbiology / chemistry /administrative

13:50 - 15:15  Working groups:

Info from a couple of NRL from each country – their experiences, pros and cons

Experience from NRL - How to fulfil requirements and perform tasks in an effective way? What are the future challenges in food analysis? Exchanging ideas and information. Is there a need for a Nordic network? Is there a need for cooperation for instance on PT schemes, method development? If needed, how can we facilitate cooperation? Is there a need for a “Golden Standard”?

15:15 – 16:00  Conclusions of the working groups

16:00 – 16:15  Summing up and closure    

Organisation committee

Denmark: Arne Højgaard Jensen 

Finland: Mirja Hokkanen 

Iceland: Hrönn Ólína Jörundsdóttir

Norway: Ingveig Olberg, Hilde Skår Norli 

Sweden: Anna Tornkvist 



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