JRC News

  1. 13 May 2015

    The JRC has released a new report on its scientific support to EU's "from farm to fork" policy which ensures Europeans enjoy safe and nutritious food, while facilitating the food industry to work under the best possible conditions.

  2. 14 Apr 2015

    In the frame of the European project QSAFFE scientists from the JRC developed a rapid method based on infrared spectroscopy for the traceability of DDGS in terms of botanical and geographical origin.

  3. 19 Nov 2014

    JRC scientists developed in collaboration with experts from the National Physical Laboratory (UK), the Netherland's National Metrology Institute and the Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia) a new measurement procedure for the calibration of mercury mass concentration at saturation in air samples.

  4. 25 Jun 2014

    A first step towards certified reference materials for the detection and size determination of silica nanoparticles in a food matrix was taken by JRC scientists in collaboration with partners from NanoLyse, a European project.

  5. 25 Nov 2013

    JRC scientists contributed to the validation of an innovative rapid test for the simplified detection of certain drugs (antibiotic residues) in honey and mould toxins (mycotoxins) in cereals. Some antibiotics are used as preventive or therapeutic treatment to protect honey producing bees from extremely dangerous bacterial diseases and mycotoxins are toxic compounds that are produced when certain species of mould (fungi) infect crops.

  6. 13 Jun 2013
    The scientific workshop on olive oil authentication, jointly organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and the Joint Research Centre, Institute of Reference Materials and Measurements (Geel, Belgium) together with the International Olive Council, took place in Madrid on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th June.
  7. 29 May 2013
    The JRC, in collaboration with other European scientists, has developed a new protocol for the validation of methods by collaborative trial or single-laboratory validation. This leads to fit-for-purpose analytical methods to be used by official food and feed control.
  8. 15 Apr 2013
    The JRC has optimised a fit-for-purpose analytical method for the determination of 16 phthalates in wine and spirits.
  9. 13 Mar 2013

    Ensuring fair practices in food trade: JRC scientists discuss ways of testing and sampling food in order to avoid disputes related to food commodities.

  10. 5 Feb 2013

    The use of processed animal proteins (PAPs), including meat and bone meal (MBM), in animal nutrition is forbidden in the European Union as a consequence of the BSE-crisis.