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EURL manual

The EURL manual provides information on relevant EU legislation, analytical methods, standardisation of methods in ISO and CEN and reference materials

EU legislation

Relevant EU legislation related to the EURL-Salmonella and NRL-Salmonella activities can be found on the website: http://europa.eu. Here, documents are available in several languages. Some of the important legislation (in English) is listed below, while several recent regulations can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/biosafety/hygienelegislation

  • COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 92/117/EEC  (pdf, 40Kb) of 17 December 1992 on measures for protection against specified zoonoses and specified zoonotic agents in animals and products of animal origin to prevent outbreaks of food-borne infections and intoxications
  • DIRECTIVE 2003/99/EC  (pdf, 123Kb) OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 November 2003 on the monitoring of zoonoses and zoonotic agents, amending Council Decision 90/424/EEC and repealing Council Directive 92/117/EEC
  • REGULATION (EC) No 2160/2003  (pdf, 156Kb) OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 November 2003 on the control of Salmonella and other specified food-borne zoonotic agents
  • REGULATION (EC) No 882/2004  (pdf, 338Kb) OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 29 April 2004 on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, and with animal health and animal welfare rules
  • REGULATION (EC) No 2073/2005  (pdf, 450Kb) - Commission Regulation of 15 November 2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs 
  • COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) no 208/2011  (pdf, 836Kb) of 2 March 2011 amending Annex VII to Regulation (EC) no 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulations (EC) no 180/2008 and (EC) no 737/2008 as regards lists and names of EU reference laboratories