Guidance

Shellfish scheme: current distribution

This scheme provides external quality assessment (EQA) samples for laboratories that examine raw bivalve molluscs.

Documents

Shellfish scheme: distribution SF059 sample SF0126 request form

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Shellfish scheme: distribution SF059 sample SF0127 request form

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Details

The shellfish scheme provides external quality assessment samples for laboratories that examine raw bivalve molluscs from:

  • harvesting sites in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 854/2004
  • the production chain between harvest and consumption, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 2073/2005 and subsequent amendments

The scheme is organised in collaboration with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), Weymouth, UK.

Articles 32 and 33 of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 defines the roles of the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) and national reference laboratories (NRL). These roles include responsibility for organising comparative testing of methods.

Published 2 July 2014
Last updated 27 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Shellfish scheme: distribution SF059 sample'.
  2. Replaced distribution SF057 request forms with distribution SF058 request forms.
  3. Updated with SF057 sample request forms.
  4. Added shellfish scheme: distribution SF056 sample request forms.
  5. Added shellfish scheme: distribution SF055 request form.
  6. Updated with distribution SF054 request forms.
  7. Added shellfish scheme: distribution SF053 sample request form.
  8. Updated shellfish scheme: distribution SF052 request form.
  9. Added shellfish scheme distribution SF051 report and request forms.
  10. Added shellfish scheme distribution SF050 report request forms.
  11. The following have been added: Distribution SF049 Sample SF0106; Distribution SF049 Sample SF0107
  12. First published.