Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory
The Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory (FEPL) is located at the FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratories, Seibersdorf and in close cooperation with the Food and Environmental Protection Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division, assists Member States in the implementation of the relevant Codex Standards to meet the requirements of the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures relating to trade in food and agricultural commodities. The activities of the unit include training and technical back-up.
The FEPL implements various training activities through the FAO/IAEA Training and Reference Centre for Food and Pesticide Control (TRC). Training Courses are organized both at the FAO/IAEA laboratories and in host laboratories in Member States. Training is mainly focused on enhancing the capabilities of analytical laboratories and subjects include:
- Veterinary drug residues in animal derived foods
- Pesticide residues in food
- Mycotoxins in food/feed
- Laboratory Quality Assurance
Training is also provided through Fellowships at the Laboratory, organized through national or regional Technical Cooperation Projects.
FEPL staff are designated as Technical Officers for several Technical Cooperation Projects and work closely with the IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation in the management of these projects. The laboratory also provides technical back-up and troubleshooting for methodologies implemented in Member State laboratories.
For further information please contact the Head, Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory, Official.Mail@iaea.org