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Citrinin in red yeast rice

Proficiency test: citrinin in red yeast rice


Publication date
11 September 2015


Proficiency test: citrinin in red yeast rice

The European Union Reference Laboratory for Mycotoxins organises a proficiency test on the determination of citrinin in red yeast rice.

The objective of this study is to evaluate the measurement capabilities of European National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) and Official Food Control Laboratories (OCLs) for this target analyte.

Test material and analytes

The test material is contaminated red yeast rice. Participants will receive two samples contaminated at two different levels, each containing about 20 g of the material. The results will have to be reported corrected for recovery and have to be accompanied by the respective measurement uncertainty. Further details will be communicated to participants at a later stage.

Performance assessment

The performance of the participants will be rated by z-scores and zeta-scores.


Participation in EURL PTs is for official control laboratories only in line with Regulation 882/2004. Therefore only NRLs for Mycotoxins and OCLs (indicated by their NRL) may participate.

Reporting of results: 25 September 2015
Reporting to participants: December 2015
Sample dispatch: 28 July 2015
Year: 2015-01-01 00:00:00
Contact: jrc-irmm-eurl-mycotoxatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (jrc-irmm-eurl-mycotox[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)