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Reference laboratories

This page lists food safety-related Estonian national reference laboratories and other laboratories.

Lists are available in downloadable as well as web-readable format.

 

Estonian national reference laboratories for food

Basis: Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council

As on 6 March 2017

Name/Contact

Scope of Authority

Veterinary and Food Laboratory in Tartu

Address: Kreutzwaldi 30, 51006 Tartu
Phone: +372 738 6100
Fax: +372 738 6102
E-mail: info@vetlab.ee
Homepage: www.vetlab.ee

 

 

Antimicrobial resistance
Campylobacter
Chemical elements in food of animal origin
Coagulase-positive Staphylococci, incl. Staphylococcus aureus
Escherichia coli (E. coli), incl. verotoxigenic E. coli
Heavy metals in food
Listeria monocytogenes
Milk and milk products
Parasites, in particular Trichinella
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
Zoonosis (salmonella) analysis and control

Veterinary and Food Laboratory in Tallinn

Address: Väike-Paala 3, 11415 Tallinn
Phone: +372 603 5810
Fax: +372 603 5811
E-mail: tallinn@vetlab.ee
Homepage: www.vetlab.ee

Residues of veterinary medicines and contaminants in food of animal origin (except mycotoxins, carbadox, olaquindox and chemical elements)

Agricultural Research Centre

Address: Teaduse 4/6, Saku, 75501 Harjumaa
Phone: +372 672 9137
Fax: +372 672 9149
E-mail: info@pmk.agri.ee
Homepage: www.pmk.agri.ee

Mycotoxins
Mycotoxins in food of animal origin
Residues of pesticides in cereals
Residues of pesticides in fruits and vegetables

Health Board – Tartu laboratory

Address: Põllu 1a, 50303 Tartu
Phone: +372 744 7422
Fax: +372 744 7422
E-mail: tartulabor@terviseamet.ee
Homepage: www.terviseamet.ee

Polychlorinated biphenyls
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Residues of pesticides in food of animal origin and in raw material with high fat content
Residues of pesticides – single residue methods
Health Board – central laboratory – the laboratory of chemistry

Address: Kotka 2, 11315 Tallinn
Phone: +372 694 3600
E-mail: kesklabor@terviseamet.ee
Homepage: www.terviseamet.ee

Materials and objects intended to come into contact with foodstuffs
 

National reference laboratories for feed

As on 1 November 2018

Name/Contact Scope of Authority

Agricultural Research Centre

Teaduse 4/6, Saku, 75501 Harjumaa
Phone: +372 672 9137
Fax: +372 672 9149
E-mail: info@pmk.agri.ee
Homepage: www.pmk.agri.ee

Additives for use in animal nutrition
Pesticide residues in feedingstuffs
Heavy metals in feed

Veterinary and Food Laboratory in Tartu

Kreutzwaldi 30, 51006 Tartu
Phone: + 372 7 386 100
Fax: + 372 7 386 102
E-mail: info@vetlab.ee
homepage: www.vetlab.ee

Animal proteins in feedingstuffs

 

National reference laboratories for animal health and live animals

As on 6 March 2017

Name/Contact

Disease/Scope of Authority

Legislation

Estonian University of Life Sciences
Laboratory of mycobacterioses

Address: Kreutzwaldi 62, 51014 Tartu
Phone: + 372 731 3250
Fax: + 372 731 3706
E-mail: ml@emu.ee
Homepage: http://tbclabor.emu.ee/

Bovine tuberculosis:

  • mycobacteriosis;
  • paratuberculosis.
Council Directive 64/432/EEC

Veterinary and Food Laboratory in Tartu

Address: Kreutzwaldi 30, 51006 Tartu
Phone: +372 738 6100
Fax: +372 738 6102
E-mail: info@vetlab.ee
Homepage: www.vetlab.ee

African swine fever Council Directive 2002/60/EC

Avian influenza

Council Directive 2005/94/EC
Bee health Regulation (EC) no. 882/2004
Bluetongue Council Directive 2000/75/EC
Brucellosis Council Directive 64/432/EEC
Classical swine fever Regulation (EC) no. 89/2001

Equine diseases other than African horse sickness:

  • Dourine
  • Glanders
  • Infectious anaemia
Regulation (EC) no. 882/2004

Fish diseases:

  • Infectious haematopoietic necrosis of fish (IHN)
  • Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia of salmonids (VHS)
Regulation (EC) no. 882/2004
Foot-and-mouth disease Regulation (EC) no. 882/2004
Newcastle disease Council Directive 92/66/EEC
Rabies Regulation (EC) no. 882/2004
Swine vesicular disease Council Directive 92/119/EEC

 

 

Other national laboratories for animal health and live animals

As on 6 March 2017

Name/Contact Scope of Authority Legislation Approval Date

Veterinary and Food Laboratory in Tartu

Address: Kreutzwaldi 30, 51006 Tartu
Phone: +372 738 6100
Fax: +372 738 6102
E-mail: info@vetlab.ee
Homepage: www.vetlab.ee

Serotological tests to monitor the effectiveness of rabies vaccines Council Decision 2000/258/EC 3 December 2008
 

Sille Vahter
Chemical and Biological Food Safety Bureau

Phone: +372 625 6211
E-mail: sille.vahter@agri.ee

 

Last updated: 13 November 2018