Description of Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements : The
tasks of the projects are carried out by the Food Products Unit
(http://food.jrc.it/) which belongs to the Institute for Health and
Consumer Protection (IHCP). The role of the Unit is to develop,
harmonise and validate analytical methods, to monitor chemical,
physical and biological parameters and disseminate results in the field
of food and other consumables. Validation studies have been coordinated
by the Unit or are still running for the detection of genetically
modified organisms in food, aflatoxin in various food matrices and
feedingstuff, fumonisin in maize based food, and two methods in the
frame of BSE.
of the methods :
Determination of method performance characteristics by in-house method validation
and interlaboratory method validation.
method : Construction
of spectral libraries for NIR-Microscopic instrument and interlaboratory NIR-Microscopy
set : Preparation
of processed animal by-products according to specific technological treatments
and selection of the samples to be analysed in the project.
Relevant Publications in the field of BSE :