CEN/TS 17329-2:2019

Foodstuffs - General guidelines for the validation of qualitative real-time PCR methods - Part 2: Collaborative study

Publication date:   Jul 15, 2019

General information

60.60 Standard published   Apr 10, 2019


CEN/TC 275 Food analysis - Horizontal methods

Technical Specification

67.050   General methods of tests and analysis for food products



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This document provides information on how the performance characteristics of qualitative (binary) real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods for detection of specific DNA sequences present in foods should be evaluated and validated by conducting a collaborative study.
The guidelines are applicable for validation of qualitative PCR methods used for detection of DNA sequences derived from genetically modified foodstuffs. They can be applicable also for PCR methods used for detection of other target sequences in foodstuffs, e.g. for species detection and identification.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 onofficial controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules

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CEN/TS 17329-2:2019
60.60 Standard published
Apr 10, 2019


Adopted from BVL Design Guidelines RV II IDENTICAL