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/production-control-and-trade/eurl-foodborne-viruses). 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/en/CRLMB/web/home.html. Information on Cefas’ International Reference Laboratory activities can be found at https://www.cefas.co.uk/centres-of-excellence/

NRL Network 

Europe Iceland Ireland UK Norway Sweden Finland Belgium and Luxembourg Netherlands Germany Poland Czech Republic Austria Slovakia Hungary Romania Bulgaria Greece Slovenia Croatia Italy France Spain Portugal Denmark Lithuania Latvia Estonia

Country Address Details
Austria Ages Ilmu Wien, Spargelfeldstr. 191, A-1226 Wien, Austria

Tel: +43 (0) 5 0555 0

Web: www.ages.at

Belgium and Luxembourg Scientific Service of Food-borne Pathogens,  Operational Directorate of Communicable and Infectious Diseases, Juliette Wytsmanstraat 14, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Tel: +32 26 42 51 83

Web: www.wiv-isp.be

Bulgaria National Diagnostic and Research Veterinary Institute, Pencho Slaveikov, 15 BG - 1606 Sofia, Bulgaria Tel: +359 (0) 2 915 98 20
Croatia Croatian Veterinary Institute, Regional Veterinary Laboratory Split, Poljicka Cesta 33, 21000 Split, Croatia

Tel: +385 21 370 752

Web: www.veinst.hr

Czech Republic Not established

 

Denmark

National Food Institute, The Technical University of Denmark, Kemitorvet, Building 204, Room 227, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Tel: +45 35 88 70 00

Web: www.food.dtu.dk

Email: microbiology@food.dtu.dk

Estonia Not established  
Finland

Finnish Customs Laboratory, Tekniikantie 13, FI-02150, Espoo, Finland

Tel: +35 84 03 32 32 85

Web: www.tulli.fi

France Laboratory of Microbiology, Environment Directorate and coastal development, Microbiology Department and phycotoxins, Center of Nantes, Rue de l'Ile de'Yeu, BP 21105, 44311 Nantes Cedex 3, France

Tel. +33 24 03 74 00 0

Web: www.ifremer.fr

Germany Bundesinstitut fur Risikobewertung (BfR), Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, FG 42 Food Hygiene and Safety Concepts, Diedersdorfer Weg1, 12277 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 30 18 41 20

Web: www.bfr.bund.de

Email: bfr@bfr.bund.de

Greece Institute of Food Hygiene of Athens (NRL), Ministry of Rural Development and Food, 25 Neapoleos str., Agia Paraskevi, P.C. 153 10, Athens, Greece

Tel: +30 21 06 39 92 41

Email: iyt@otenet.gr

Hungary Central Agricultural Office, Food and Feed Safety Directorate, Mester u. 81., H-1095 Budapest, Hungary

Tel: +36 1 456 3010

Iceland (EFTA) Matis Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D, Vínlandsleið 12, 113 Reykjavík, Iceland

Tel +354 422 5000

Web: www.matis.is

Email: matis@matis.is

Ireland Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway, Ireland

Tel: +353 91 387 200 

Web: www.marine.ie

Email: institute.mail@marine.ie

Italy

Instituto Superiore di Sanità, Department of Veterinary Public  Health and Food Safety, Relations with the European Community & Public Health, Viale Regina Elena, 299, 00161 Rome, Italy

 

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale, dell'Umbria e delle Marche, Sezione di Ancona, Laboratorio Nazionale di Riferimento, per le contaminazioni batteriologiche dei molluschi bivalve, Via Cupa di Posatora n. 3, 60100 Ancona, Italy

Tel: +39 06 49 90 1

Web: www.iss.it

Responsible for viral contamination of LBM

 

  

Tel: +39 07 14 17 60

Web: www.izsum.it

Responsible for bacteriological contamination of LBM

 

 Latvia Laboratory of Food and Environmental Investigations, Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment "BIOR", Lejupes iela 3, Rīga, LV-1076, Latvia

Tel: +37 16 76 20 51 3

Web: www.bior.gov.lv

Email: bior@bior.gov.lv

 Lithuania National food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute, J.Kairiukscio Str. 10, LT-08409, Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +37 05 27 80 47 0

Web: www.nmvrvi.lt

Email: nmvrvi@vet.lt

Malta Not established  
Netherlands RIVM Centrum Infectieziektenbestrijding, centrum Zoönosen & omgevingsmicrobiologie, Postbus 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven,
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0) 30 274 9111

Web: www.rivm.com

Email: info@rivm.nl

Norway (EFTA)

NMBU – Campus Adamstuen, Department  of Food Safety and Infection Biology, P.O. Box 8146 Dep., 0033 Oslo, Norway

 

  

 

Institute of Marine Research, Section for Contaminants and Biohazards, PO Box 1870 Nordnes, NO-5817, Bergen, Norway

 

Tel: +47 67 23 00 00

Web: www.nmbu.no

Email: post@nmbu.no

Responsible for viral contamination of LBM

 

Tel: +47 55 23 85 00

Web: https://www.hi.no

Email: post@hi.no

Responsible for bacteriological contamination of LBM

Poland National Veterinary Research Institute, Dept. of Hygiene of Food of Animal Origin, Partyzantow 57, 24-1000 Pulawy, Poland

Tel: +48 81 88 93 00 0

Web: www.piwet.pulawy.pl

Email: sekretariat@piwet.pulawy.pl

Portugal Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere, I.P. (IPMA)/Department of Sea and Marine Resources, IPMA-Alges, Avenida de Brasilia s/n, 1449-006, Lisbon, Portugal

Tel: +35 12 13 02 70 00

Web: www.ipma.pt

Email: secdmrm@ipma.pt

Romania Institute for Diagnosis and Animal Health, 63 Dr. Staicovici Street, Sector 5, Code 76202, Bucharest, Romania

Tel: +40 37 43 22 00 0

Web: www.idah.ro

Email: office@idah.ro

Slovakia State Veterinary and Food Institute, Janoskova 1611/58, 026 01 Dolny Kubin, Slovak Republic

Tel: +42 14 35 83 71 11

Web: www.svpudk.sv

Email: svpudk@svpudk

Slovenia Institute for Food Hygiene and Bromatology, Veterinary Faculty, Gerbiceva 60, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tel: +38 61 47 79 18 6

Web: www.vf.uni-lj.si

Spain Centro Nacional de Alimentacion, Agencia Espanola de Seguridad Alimentaria, Ctra.Majadahonda-Pozuelo, Km 5,2, E-28220 Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain

Tel: +34 91 5097 900

Web: www.aesa.msc.es

Sweden The National Food Agency, Box 622, SE - 751 26 Uppsala, Sweden

Tel: +46 18 17 55 00

Web: www.slv.se/en-gb/

Email: livsmedelsverket@slv.se

UK Cefas, Barrack Road, The Nothe, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8UB, UK

Tel: +44 13 05 20 66 00

Web: www.cefas.defra.gov.uk/nrl

Email: shellfishmicro.nrl@cefas.co.uk