JRC News

  1. 5 Dec 2013

    At the occasion of the World Soil Day international symposium in Paris, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the French Soil Study Association (AFES), the JRC launched the French version of its European Atlas of Soil Biodiversity.

  2. 5 Dec 2013

     The publication reviews and discusses the merits of flow injection analysis and related techniques for measurements of macronutrient and micronutrient elements in seawater.

  3. 4 Dec 2013
    JRC-IRMM releases the first rapeseed powder material certified for a GMO mass fraction world-wide. Provided that the 73496 GMO rapeseed event will be authorised for the European market, this certified reference material will help GMO testing laboratories to implement the European labelling threshold, and enabling consumers to choose their preferred food. The material can be used for calibration and quality control without the need for a grinding or mixing step.
  4. 4 Dec 2013

    Three new certified reference materials to improve the quality of coal analysis have been developed by JRC IRMM for use in laboratory quality control and method validation.

  5. 22 Nov 2013

    On 21 and 22 November 2013, an international training course on "GMO quantification: Proper calibration and estimation of measurement uncertainty" was held at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Geel.

  6. 21 Nov 2013

    Two proficiency tests organised by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Heavy Metals in Feed and Food (EURL-HM) have concluded that the performance of food control laboratories in the determination of four heavy metals (arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury) in dry compound feed for cats needs to be improved.

  7. 7 Nov 2013

    JRC tackles contaminant detection with novel rapid tests in the case of antibiotics in honey and mycotoxins in cereals.


  8. 18 Oct 2013

    The estimation of measurement uncertainty and the use of reference materials are crucial for the correct implementation of legislation. Using reference materials for calibration ensures traceability of results in several areas such as health, clinical diagnostics, food and feed safety, environment, security and nuclear safeguards.

  9. 14 Oct 2013

    JRC releases two new certified milk powder reference materials for quality control and assessment, making the many measurements related to the dairy sector trustworthy and thereby ensuring safety of food products on the market.

  10. 11 Oct 2013

    From 14th to 18th  October 2013, the JRC  will host the World Standards Week at the IRMM commemorating the World Standards Day on the 14th October.