CRL-AP and SAFEED-PAP projects: 2 European initiatives in the framework of PAP detection
- Baeten, V. (2007). CRL-AP and SAFEED-PAP projects: 2 European initiatives in the framework of PAP detection. CRA-W. Proceedings in: FEED SAFETY International Conference 2007: Methods and Challenges, Namur - Belgique, 27-28/11/2007, 20.
|Year of conference
|CRL-AP and SAFEED-PAP projects: 2 European initiatives in the framework of PAP detection
|FEED SAFETY International Conference 2007: Methods and Challenges
|Namur - Belgique
|BSE|feed ban|animal proteins|control|species specific detection|CRL-AP|SAFEED-PAP|
|Official laboratories are an essential tool for the proper implementation of the official controls. It is crucial that they work in accordance with internationally approved procedures or criteria-based performance standards. The aim of the network of Community Reference Laboratories (CRL) is to contribute to a high quality and uniformity of analytical results. In this context, Commission regulation N° 776/2006 of 23 may 2006 has designated the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W) as the Community Reference Laboratory for animal proteins in feedingstuffs (CRL-AP) for the 2006-2011 period. The mission of the CRL-AP is the following: To provide scientific advice and support to the European Commission. To coordinate the activities of the network of National Reference Laboratories (NRLs). To organise interlaboratory studies and quality assistance for the NRLs To develop and/or validate new analytical methods and tools and to improve existing methods. To organise training courses, formations and workshops. In the meantime, it is essential to set up the scientific conditions to repeal the extended feed ban. These are the development and validation of analytical methods for the detection of the presence of species-specific animal proteins in animal feed. Actually, the existing methods do not allow species-specific identification and lead to the impossibility of lifting the total ban and to implement the anti-cannibalism ban. The SAFEED-PAP project ((FOOD-CT-2006-036221) aims to complete the scientific conditions that should allow the repealing of the extended feed ban. SAFEED-PAP project will use the inherent differences and complementarities of the various methods in terms of their targets to develop and validate methods that will allow reaching the scientific conditions for the amendment of the total feed ban. The SAFEED-PAP project has three main objectives that should lead to solve the problematic of the species specific detection of MBM in compound feeds: Development of suitable validated methods for the species specific detection and quantification of animal protein in compound feed in order to allow the amendment of the extended total ban. Development of tools and analytical kits for the correct implementation of the methods in the labs. To set up the appropriate environment for the optimum application of the methods.
|Baeten Vincent, Quality Department of Agro-food Products, Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W), Chaussée de Namur, 24, B-5030 Gembloux, firstname.lastname@example.org