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Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids

Determination of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in Honey and Plant Material


Publication date
30 January 2013


Determination of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in Honey and Plant Material

Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements organises a proficiency test on determination of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in honey and materials of plant origin.

The objective of this study is to evaluate laboratories' capability to determine the analytes. The study also aims at identifying methodological and/or analyte specific trends in the analysis.

Test materials

One standard solution (of unknown content of PAs. The identity of the PAs will be indicated)

Two honey samples (of unknown PA content)

One plant material (of unknown PA content)

General outline

Participation is free of charge. Participants commit themselves to submit results within the deadlines.

Please note that for evaluation of methodological and/or analyte specific trends, it is crucial to have detailed information on the methodology used.

Reporting of results: 6 weeks from sample dispatch
Sample dispatch: End of March 2012
Year: 2012-01-01 00:00:00
Contact: vytautas [dot] tamosiunasatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (vytautas[dot]tamosiunas[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)


JRC85378_final_report_pt 2012.pdf
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