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Commission Regulation (EU) No 208/2011 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 Text with EEA relevance

OJ L 58, 3.3.2011, p. 29–35 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 03 Volume 020 P. 281 - 287

In force: This act has been changed. Latest consolidated version: 23/09/2011

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2011/208/oj

3.3.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 58/29


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 208/2011

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

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/426/EEC of 26 June 1990 on animal health conditions governing the movement and import from third countries of equidae (1), and in particular Article 19(iv) thereof,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 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, animal health and animal welfare rules (2), and in particular Article 32(5) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 2006/88/EC of 24 October 2006 on animal health requirements for aquaculture animals and products thereof, and on the prevention and control of certain diseases in aquatic animals (3), and in particular Article 55(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 lays down the general tasks, duties and requirements for Community reference laboratories for food and feed and for animal health and live animals. The Community reference laboratories for food and feed are listed in Part I and those for animal health and live animals in Part II of Annex VII to that Regulation.

(2)

By Commission Regulation (EC) No 180/2008 of 28 February 2008 concerning the Community reference laboratory for equine diseases other than African horse sickness and amending Annex VII to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council (4), the Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments (AFSSA) with its research laboratories for animal pathology and zoonoses and for equine pathology and diseases, situated in France, was designated as the Community reference laboratory for equine diseases other than African horse sickness.

(3)

By Commission Regulation (EC) No 737/2008 of 28 July 2008 designating the Community reference laboratories for crustacean diseases, rabies and bovine tuberculosis, laying down additional responsibilities and tasks for the Community reference laboratories for rabies and bovine tuberculosis and amending Annex VII to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council (5), the Laboratoire d’études sur la rage et la pathologie des animaux sauvages of the Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments (AFSSA), Nancy, France, was designated as the Community reference laboratory for rabies.

(4)

France and Denmark have officially informed the Commission of changes relating to the name of laboratories referred to in those Regulations. In addition, after the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, the laboratories listed in Annex VII to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004, previously referred to as ‘Community reference laboratories’ should now be referred to as ‘European Union (EU) reference laboratories’.

(5)

It is important to keep the list of EU reference laboratories set out in Regulations (EC) No 882/2004, (EC) No 180/2008 and No 737/2008 updated. Those Regulations should therefore be amended accordingly.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex VII to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 is replaced by the text in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

In Regulation (EC) No 180/2008, Article 1 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 1

1.   Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (ANSES) with its laboratories for animal health and equine diseases, France, is hereby designated as the EU Reference Laboratory for equine diseases other than African horse sickness from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2013.

2.   The functions, tasks and procedures regarding collaboration with laboratories responsible for diagnosing infectious diseases of equidae in the Member States of the EU Reference Laboratory referred to in paragraph 1 are set out in the Annex to this Regulation.’

Article 3

In Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 737/2008, the first paragraph is replaced by the following:

‘The Laboratoire de la rage et de la faune sauvage de Nancy of the Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (ANSES), France, is hereby designated as the EU reference laboratory for rabies from 1 July 2008 until 30 June 2013.’

Article 4

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 2 March 2011.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 42.

(2)  OJ L 165, 30.4.2004, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 328, 24.11.2006, p. 14.

(4)  OJ L 56, 29.2.2008, p. 4.

(5)  OJ L 201, 30.7.2008, p. 29.


ANNEX

Annex VII to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX VII

EUROPEAN UNION (EU) REFERENCE LABORATORIES

(Previously referred to as “COMMUNITY REFERENCE LABORATORIES”)

I.   EU REFERENCE LABORATORIES FOR FEED AND FOOD

1.   EU reference laboratory for milk and milk products

ANSES — Laboratoire de sécurité des aliments

Maisons-Alfort

France

2.   EU reference laboratories for the analysis and testing of zoonoses (salmonella)

Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM)

Bilthoven

The Netherlands

3.   EU reference laboratory for the monitoring of marine biotoxins

Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria (AESA)

Vigo

Spain

4.   EU reference laboratory for monitoring the viral and bacteriological contamination of bivalve molluscs

The laboratory of the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas)

Weymouth

United Kingdom

5.   EU reference laboratory for Listeria monocytogenes

ANSES — Laboratoire de sécurité des aliments

Maisons-Alfort

France

6.   EU reference laboratory for Coagulase positive Staphylococci, including Staphylococccus aureus

ANSES — Laboratoire de sécurité des aliments

Maisons-Alfort

France

7.   EU reference laboratory for Escherichia coli, including Verotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC)

Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS)

Roma

Italy

8.   EU reference laboratory for Campylobacter

Statens Veterinärmedicinska Anstalt (SVA)

Uppsala

Sweden

9.   EU reference laboratory for parasites (in particular Trichinella, Echinococcus and Anisakis)

Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS)

Roma

Italy

10.   EU reference laboratory for antimicrobial resistance

Fødevareinstituttet

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

København

Denmark

11.   EU reference laboratory for animal proteins in feedingstuffs

Centre wallon de recherches agronomiques (CRA-W)

Gembloux

Belgium

12.   EU reference laboratories for residues of veterinary medicines and contaminants in food of animal origin

(a)

For the residues listed in Annex I, Group A (1), (2), (3) and (4), Group B (2)(d) and Group B (3)(d) to Directive 96/23/EC

Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM)

Bilthoven

The Netherlands

(b)

For the residues listed in Annex I, Group B (1) and B (3)(e) to Directive 96/23/EC and carbadox and olaquindox

ANSES – Laboratoire de Fougères

France

(c)

For the residues listed in Annex I, Group A (5) and Group B (2)(a), (b), (e) to Directive 96/23/EC

Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit (BVL)

Berlin

Germany

(d)

For the residues listed in Annex I, Group B(3)(c) to Directive 96/23/EC

Instituto Superiore di Sanità

Roma

Italy

13.   EU reference laboratory for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs)

The laboratory referred to in Annex X, Chapter B of Regulation (EC) No 999/2001

The Veterinary Laboratories Agency

Addlestone

United Kingdom

14.   EU reference laboratory for additives for use in animal nutrition

The laboratory referred to in Annex II of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition (1):

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

Geel

Belgium

15.   EU reference laboratory for genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

The laboratory referred to in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on genetically modified food and feed (2):

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

Ispra

Italy

16.   EU reference laboratory for material intended to come into contact with foodstuffs

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

Ispra

Italy

17.   EU reference laboratories for residues of pesticides

(a)

Cereals and feedingstuffs

Fødevareinstituttet

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

København

Denmark

(b)

Food of animal origin and commodities with high fat content

Chemisches und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt (CVUA) Freiburg

Freiburg

Germany

(c)

Fruits and vegetables, including commodities with high water and high acid content

Laboratorio Agrario de la Generalitat Valenciana (LAGV)

Burjassot-Valencia

Spain

Grupo de Residuos de Plaguicidas de la Universidad de Almería (PRRG)

Almería

Spain

(d)

Single residue methods

Chemisches und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt (CVUA) Stuttgart

Fellbach

Germany

18.   EU reference laboratory for heavy metals in feed and food

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

Geel

Belgium

19.   EU reference laboratory for Mycotoxins

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

Geel

Belgium

20.   EU reference laboratory for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

Geel

Belgium

21.   EU reference laboratory for dioxins and PCBs in feed and food

Chemisches und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt (CVUA) Freiburg

Freiburg

Germany

II.   EU REFERENCE LABORATORIES FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND LIVE ANIMALS

1.   EU reference laboratory for classical swine fever

The laboratory referred to in Council Directive 2001/89/EC of 23 October 2001 on Community measures for the control of classical swine fever (3).

2.   EU reference laboratory for African horse sickness

The laboratory referred to in Council Directive 92/35/EEC of 29 April 1992 laying down control rules and measures to combat African horse sickness (4).

3.   EU reference laboratory for avian influenza

The laboratory referred to in Council Directive 2005/94/EC of 20 December 2005 on Community measures for the control of avian influenza and repealing Directive 92/40/EEC (5).

4.   EU reference laboratory for Newcastle disease

The laboratory referred to in Council Directive 92/66/EEC of 14 July 1992 introducing Community measures for the control of Newcastle disease (6).

5.   EU reference laboratory for swine vesicular disease

The laboratory referred to in Council Directive 92/119/EEC of 17 December 1992 introducing general Community measures for the control of certain animal diseases and specific measures relating to swine vesicular disease (7).

6.   EU reference laboratory for fish diseases

Veterinærinstituttet

Afdeling for Fjerkræ, Fisk og Pelsdyr

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Aarhus

Denmark

7.   EU reference laboratory for mollusc diseases

Ifremer — Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer

La Tremblade

France

8.   EU reference laboratory for monitoring the effectiveness of rabies vaccination

The laboratory referred to in Council Decision 2000/258/EC of 20 March 2000 designating a specific institute responsible for establishing the criteria necessary for standardising the serological tests to monitor the effectiveness of rabies vaccines (8).

9.   EU reference laboratory for bluetongue

The laboratory referred to in Council Directive 2000/75/EC of 20 November 2000 laying down specific provisions for the control and eradication of bluetongue (9).

10.   EU reference laboratory for African swine fever

The laboratory referred to in Council Directive 2002/60/EC of 27 June 2002 laying down specific provisions for the control of African swine fever and amending Directive 92/119/EEC as regards Teschen disease and African swine fever (10).

11.   EU reference laboratory for zootechnics

The laboratory referred to in Council Decision 96/463/EC of 23 July 1996 designating the reference body responsible for collaborating in rendering uniform the testing methods and the assessment of the results for pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species (11).

12.   EU reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease

The laboratory referred to in Council Directive 2003/85/EC of 29 September 2003 on Community measures for the control of foot-and-mouth disease repealing Directive 85/511/EEC and Decisions 89/531/EEC and 91/665/EEC and amending Directive 92/46/EEC (12).

13.   EU reference laboratory for brucellosis

ANSES — Laboratoire de santé animale

Maisons-Alfort

France

14.   EU reference laboratory for equine diseases other than African horse sickness

ANSES — Laboratoire de santé animale/Laboratoire de pathologie équine

Maisons-Alfort

France

15.   EU reference laboratory for crustacean diseases

Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas)

Weymouth

United Kingdom

16.   EU reference laboratory for rabies

ANSES — Laboratoire de la rage et de la faune sauvage de Nancy

Malzeville

France

17.   EU reference laboratory for bovine tuberculosis

VISAVET — Laboratorio de vigilancia veterinaria, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Madrid

Spain’


(1)  OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 29.

(2)  OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 316, 1.12.2001, p. 5.

(4)  OJ L 157, 10.6.1992, p. 19.

(5)  OJ L 10, 14.1.2006, p. 16.

(6)  OJ L 260, 5.9.1992, p. 1.

(7)  OJ L 62, 15.3.1993, p. 69.

(8)  OJ L 79, 30.3.2000, p. 40.

(9)  OJ L 327, 22.12.2000, p. 74.

(10)  OJ L 192, 20.7.2002, p. 27.

(11)  OJ L 192, 2.8.1996, p. 19.

(12)  OJ L 306, 22.11.2003, p. 1.


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