Following the publication of Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/222 the responsibilities of the EURL for Monitoring Bacteriological and Viral Contamination of Bivalve Molluscs at Cefas have been transferred to the EU Reference Laboratories for the analysis and testing of zoonoses (salmonella) (https://www.eurlsalmonella.eu/), the EU reference laboratory for Escherichia coli, including verotoxigenic E. coli (vtec) (http://old.iss.it/vtec/), and the EU reference laboratory for foodborne viruses https://www.livsmedelsverket.se/en). The EU reference laboratory for the monitoring of marine biotoxins has taken over the activities related to the classification and monitoring of production areas for bivalve molluscs (http://www.aecosan.msssi.gob.es/. Information on Cefas’ International Reference Laboratory activities can be found at https://www.cefas.co.uk/centres-of-excellence/
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    Welcome!

    Welcome to the website of the EURL for monitoring bacteriological and viral contamination of bivalve molluscs.

Welcome!

Welcome to the website of the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for monitoring bacteriological and viral contamination of bivalve molluscs. This website contains technical information and guidance for laboratories, and other interested parties, relating to public health controls for the hygenic production of bivalve shellfish.

Activities

Registration from the EURL proficiency testing distribution for E. coli and Salmonella spp. (PT 76) in shellfish matrix is now closed.