Focus of the technical unit
This technical unit accredits testing laboratories in accordance with the standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, inspection bodies on the basis of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020, proficiency testing providers in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17043 and reference material producers in accordance with DIN EN ISO 17034.
The unit’s accreditation conformity assessment activities are based on private or statutory requirements. For example, official laboratories must be accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 and Regulation (EU) No 2017/625. For all other laboratories, accreditation is independent of regulatory requirements.
The technical unit is divided into the following areas:
- Food hygiene
- Tobacco products
- Meat hygiene
- Verification of veterinary drugs
- Animal by-products
- Protection of animals, animal health
- Plant materials /plant health
- Other biological materials from agriculture and horticulture