Newsletter no. 1 2021

Tuesday 19 Jan 21


Kgs. Lyngby, January 19, 2021

Newsletter – Announcement of dates for PTs, workshop and training 2021


Dear NRLs,

We are pleased to announce dates for this year’s PTs, trainings, and the annual workshop. We look forward to collaborate with you in 2021.

Proficiency tests

This year we plan to organise three PTs. The PTs are open for participation for all NRLs. The tentative plan for the PTs is:


Registration deadline

Shipment of samples

Submission of results deadline

EURL-MN PT-2021-01 (food)

Baby food (rice-based)

As, iAs, Cd, Pb

22 April 2021

17 May 2021

30 June 2021

EURL-MN PT-2021-02 (feed and food)

Insect meal

Cd, Pb, As, Hg, Cu, Ni, NO2-

22 April 2021

17 May 2021

30 June 2021

EURL-MN PT-2021-03 (feed)

Vegetable-based animal feed

Cd, Pb, Ni, Cu, Hg, As, iAs, NO2-, NO3-

8 July 2021

23 August 2021

23 September 2021



The 4th annual EURL-MN Workshop will be held in Copenhagen, 9-10 November 2021. Invitations and further information will be sent in June.


We plan two trainings in 2021. The trainings are:

                   i) Determination of nitrite and nitrate in feed and food by LC/IC-UV

                   ii) Determination of inorganic arsenic in feed and food by HPLC-ICPMS

The trainings will be held at the EURL-MN facilities in the autumn. More information will be sent in the spring.


Kind regards,

The EURL-MN Team