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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The European Union-Reference Laboratory for Heavy Metals in Feed and Food in the frame of Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 and contributing to the implementation of high quality and uniform analytical results organises a proficiency test on the determination of total Cd and Pb in baby food.
The main objective of this exercise is to evaluate the capabilities of nominated national reference laboratories in the determination of heavy metals in support to the Commission Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006.
Only appointed National Reference Laboratories can participate in this exercise.
Test material and analytes
The test material to be analysed is baby food. One bottle/participant will be sent to the participants mid-May 2011. The measurands are total Cd and Pb in support to Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006.
General outline of the exercise
Participants are requested to perform two or three independent analyses using the method of their choice.