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JRC-IRMM has released ERM-BC211 certified rice reference material for arsenic speciation analysis


Rice is staple food in many countries in Europe and throughout the world. Arsenic and arsenic species can be of concern for human health if present at elevated levels. Especially inorganic arsenic is considered to be carcinogenic.

The new material ERM-BC211:
This certified reference material may assist food control laboratories to develop reliable testing methods for arsenic speciation and to control the quality of measurements for food safety.

This material is primarily intended to assess the performance of analytical methods for the analysis of arsenic and arsenic species in rice and for validation purposes (e.g. trueness estimation). The material has been processed and certified in accordance to ISO Guides 34 and 35. Details about material sampling, processing and certification are described in detail in the certification report (see below).

Source: adapted from JRC-IRMM

Related documents:

Certification report: Jens Boertz, H. Emteborg, J. Charoud-Got, J. Snell, A. Held, H. Emons, The certification of the mass fractions of total arsenic, dimethylarsinic acid and the sum of arsenite and arsenate in rice, Certified Reference Material ERM®-BC211, CEC EUR 25366 EN, 2012

Related EVISA resources

EVISA Material Database: ERM-BC211
EVISA Company database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements
EVISA Material database: Rice reference materials
EVISA Material database: Reference materials for arsenic speciation
EVISA Brief summary: Certified Reference Materials for Speciation Analysis

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