JRC News

  1. 23 Nov 2015

    The JRC released a new GMO (genetically modified organism) certified reference material (CRM) to be used by GMO testing laboratories to analyse the GMO maize VCO-Ø1981-5 product in food and feeding stuff.

  2. 19 Nov 2015

    JRC-IRMM developed and released the first fruit matrix reference material (IRMM-426 Wild Berries) certified for the two most important anthropogenic (man-made) radionuclides, 137Cs and 90Sr, and for the natural 40K. This reference material supports the precise measurement of radionuclides in agricultural products.

  3. 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.

  4. 21 Apr 2015

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC) developed and in-house validated a precise method for the determination of 10 selected pesticides in soy beans.

  5. 9 Dec 2008

    Dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) recently discovered in pork and animal feed in Ireland have triggered a recall by Irish authorities of all domestically produced pork products from the market. As the situation unfolds, the JRC Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) is on hand to provide Member States' laboratories with certified reference materials to ensure the accurate detection and quantification of dioxins and PCBs in food.