Announcement of dates for PTs, workshop and training 2020

Thursday 06 Feb 20
First newsletter of 2020 which includes important future dates.

Kgs. Lyngby, February 6, 2020



Dear NRLs,

We are pleased to announce dates for this year’s PTs and the annual workshop. We are also pleased to announce that we will organise a training course on the analysis of nitrite and nitrate in feed and food in June. We look forward to collaborate with you in 2020.

Proficiency tests

This year we plan to organise three PTs; one covering feed and two covering food. The PTs are open for participation for all NRLs. The PTs and important dates are:


Registration deadline

Shipment of samples

Submission of results deadline

EURL-MN PT-2020-01

Fresh frozen fish

As, iAs*, Cd, Pb, Hg and MeHg*

April 17 2020

May 25 2020

June 25 2020

EURL-MN PT-2020-02

Cocoa product

Cd, Pb, Ni, Al*, Cu*

April 17 2020

May 25 2020

June 25 2020

EURL-MN PT-2020-03

Fish meal feed

As, iAs, Cd, Pb, Hg, MeHg*, NO2- and NO3-*

July 6 2020

August 24 2020

September 24 2020



The 3rd annual EURL-MN Workshop will be held in Copenhagen, October 28-29 2020. Invitations and further information will be sent in June.

Training – determination of nitrite and nitrate

The EURL-MN invites NRLs from EU member states to a training course on the determination of nitrite and nitrate in feed and food. The training is held June 17-18 2020 at DTU, Lyngby, Denmark. The training is open to 8-10 participants. Participants will be selected based on their need for training, availability of suitable instrumentation at the NRL, and/or performance in EURL-MN PTs. Participation is free of charge and costs of travel and hotel are reimbursed. More information on the training will be send in March 2020.


Kind regards,


Jens J. Sloth

Director of EURL-MN