PARTNER DESCRIPTION

Institute :
Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (AFSCA)
BE - http://www.afsca.be


Units :
  • Federal Feed & Food Laboratory of Tervuren
  • (FVLT)
  • Federal Feed & Food Laboratory of Liège
  • (LFAL)
    Staff :
  • Ir
  • Marc EVRARD (Head of the microscopy and special tests section)
  • Ir
  • Jeroen VANCUTSEM (Scientist)

    Description of Federal Feed & Food Laboratory of Tervuren :

    The "Federaal voedingslaboratorium Tervuren " has been founded more than 100 years ago and belongs to the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain. Analyses in the field of feed materials are performed for official control purposes and for private firms. The laboratory has been accredited by Beltest following NBN UN 45.001. It participates in the CEMA (Committee of experts for methods of analyses ) working group especially for feedingstuffs and additives. The EU cooperative study "Control by microscopical examination of meat and bone meal in compound feedingstuffs" has been organized by this laboratory.
    Role :
  • Classical Microscopy Method : Production of microscopic images.


    Relevant Publications in the field of BSE :

    Leuvensteenweg,17 - 3080 Tervuren -
    Phone : +32 (0)2 769 23 18 - Fax : +32 (0)2 769 23 30
    http://www.afsca.be/
  • Description of Federal Feed & Food Laboratory of Liège :

    Founded in the 19th century, the Federal Feed & Food Laboratory of Liège (accredited Beltest NBN UN 45001 under n°143T) belongs to the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain. In addition to official controls performed on feed materials, the lab also works on fertilizers and pesticide ; an important part of its activity concerns private firms. It participates in the CIPAC Committee working on validation methods for pesticides analysis. Because of the ESB crisis, the lab is involved since years in the determination of meat and bone meal in compound feedingstuffs .
    Role :
  • Classical microscopy method: Production of the microscopic images.


    Relevant Publications in the field of BSE :

    Rue Louis Baumal, 5 - 4000 Liège -
    Phone : +32 (0)4 25 20 158 - Fax : +32 (0)4 25 22 296
    http://www.afsca.be/