- Publication date
- 29 January 2013
analysis of total As, Cd, Pb and Hg in vegetable food
Proficiency test on heavy metals in vegetable food
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, organised a proficiency test on the determination of total As, Cd, Pb and Hg in vegetable food.
The main objective of this exercise was to evaluate the capabilities of nominated national reference laboratories in the determination of heavy metals in support to Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006.
Only appointed National Reference Laboratories could participate in this exercise.
Test materials and analytes
The test material to be analysed was vegetable food. One bottle/participant was sent to the participants in June 2010.
The measurands were total As, Cd, Pb and Hg in support to Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006.
General outline of the exercise
Participants were requested to perform two or three independent analyses using the method of their choice.
|Reporting of results:||deadline 02/07/2010|
|Reporting to participants:||December 2010|
|Sample dispatch:||June 2010|