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National Reference Laboratory (NRL)

National Reference Laboratory (NRL)

Fera acts as National Reference Laboratory under Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004. The Regulation establishes a harmonised framework of rules for Member States to adhere to at a Community level for monitoring and enforcing feed and food law to ensure feed and food is safe and wholesome.

Fera acts as NRL for the following areas:

Food, Feed and Food Contact Materials

Fera is NRL for:

Pesticide Residues

Pesticide Residues NRL

Fera is NRL for:

  • Cereals and Feeding Stuff
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Single Residue Methods

Veterinary Medicine Residues

Veterinary Medicine Residues NRL

Fera is NRL for:

  • A6 - Chloramphenicol, Nitrofurans Honey, Dapsone
  • B1, B2a, and B2b - Ionophores


To speak with us about our services, or for any services not listed, please contact the Customer Service Group


T: + 44 (0)300 100 0323 | E: foodanalysis@fera.co.uk



Consultancy - if you have questions about any analytical development, market acceptance, the regulatory environment, sometimes it requires another experienced person or team to help pull things together and move them ahead. Fera's consultancy service is made up of senior scientists who have broad and deep experience in the food & chemical industries that we can bring to bear on your research project which goes beyond analysis and scientific expertise.

OriGen - Whole Genome Sequencing

Public trust has declined in the wake of recent product contaminations and recalls. High-profile recalls of flour, salad leaves and others may prompt consumers to question the safety of the food they are buying.

Download our recent white paper and presentation on the new ground breaking WGS (whole genome sequencing) application service that can be used to traceback the source of contamination in a product recall crisis. click here

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