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Opening of the EURL for Insects and Mites website

For decades, invasions of alien species into a new territory have invariably...

Welcome to the website of the European Union Reference Laboratory for Insects and Mites

The European Council and the Commission have designated EU Reference Laboratories (EURLs) with the aim to ensure high-quality, uniform testing in the EU and support Commission activities on risk management and risk assessment in the area of laboratory analysis.

The consortium between ANSES (France) and AGES (Austria) is designated as the European Union Reference Laboratory for the identification of regulated insect and mite species under COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/530 of 27 March 2019.

Consortium presentation

ANSES
The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) was created on 1 July 2010. It is an administrative public establishment accountable to the French Ministries of Health, Agriculture, the Environment, Labour and Consumer Affairs. ANSES undertakes monitoring, expert assessment, research and reference activities in a broad range of topics that encompass human health, animal health and well-being, and plant health (www.anses.fr).

 

AGES
The Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), founded in 2002, is a company of the Republic of Austria, owned by two federal ministries (Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection and Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism). Core tasks include the protection of human, animal and plant health, food safety and food quality, as well as the protection of consumers against fraud by providing professional and independent scientific expertise (www.ages.at).

 

The EURL activities are coordinated by ANSES.