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Pyrrolizidine alkaloids in rooibos tea (P2307-RT)

EPTIS factsheet 961557 | Last revision 2022-11-23 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts961557 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts961557

PT provider
Based in Germany
Language(s) English
Remarks According to Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/2040 of the European Commission amending regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 maximum levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids apply to certain foodstoff from 1 July 2022 on. The maximum level refers to 35 pyrrolizidine alkaloids as mentioned in the respective regulation. A selection of the 35 pyrrolizidine alkaloids are within the scope of this ring test. Rooibos tea with spiked and incurred levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids is provided as test material. The corresponding unspiked rooibos tea is available as blank material. The blank material might contain incurred levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids. The aim of the test is - the identification of the pyrrolizidine alkaloids. - the correct quantification of the spiked pyrrolizidine alkaloids with respect to the trueness criterion (70-120 % recovery of the spiked level). - the correct quantification of the spiked and incurred pyrrolizidine alkaloids with respect to the comparability criterion (z-score ≤ |2|). Reporting limits of at least 2 µg/kg are required for the individual PAs.
Product groups Food and drink
Testing fields Analytical chemistry
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Rooibos tea Pyrrolizidine alkaloids -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants 15-30
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party
Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee 820 €
Regularly operated Yes (Yearly)
Year of first operation 2017
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
Gottlieb-Daimler-Str. 1
28237 Bremen

Phone: +49 (0)421 388 928 50
Web: http://www.proof-acs.de http://www.proof-acs.de
Dr. Birgit Schindler
Phone: +49 (0)421 388 928 50
Email: proof@proof-acs.de proof@proof-acs.de
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in Germany, Mr Johannes van de Kreeke. Mr Johannes van de Kreeke.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.22