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) (, the EU reference laboratory for Escherichia coli, including verotoxigenic E. coli (vtec) (, and the EU reference laboratory for 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 ( Information on Cefas’ International Reference Laboratory activities can be found at

This section provides information from EURL training courses on the application of sanitary surveys as required under Commission Regulation (EC) No 854/2004. Completed sanitary survey reports are included as examples. For further information or advice relating to sanitary surveys please see Official Control Guides or contact us directly.

2nd international workshop on shellfish area classification and management - applications of sanitary surveys
[Date: 26/04/2013; size: NaN KB]

The application of sanitary surveys in EU member states
[Date: 31/10/2011; size: NaN KB]

CRL Sanitary Survey Course Intro
[Date: 26/09/2011; size: 2311.97 KB]

Identification of Pollution Sources
[Date: 26/09/2011; size: 3459 KB]

Data Handling and GIS
[Date: 26/09/2011; size: 8054.79 KB]

Movement of Pollutants in Bivalve Mollusc Areas
[Date: 26/09/2011; size: 681.09 KB]

Analysis of Microbiological Data and Relationships With Environmental Factors
[Date: 26/09/2011; size: 7758.59 KB]

Interpretation of Monitoring Programme Data
[Date: 26/09/2011; size: 2564.21 KB]

Shalders Ayre, Burwick (Scotland) 2009
[Date: 18/05/2010; size: 2431.65 KB]

Dovey estuary (Wales) 2010
[Date: 18/05/2010; size: 2521.24 KB]

Charente-Maritime, France 2009
[Date: 2/03/2009; size: 5057 KB]

France 2008
[Date: 1/09/2008; size: 4388.99 KB]

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