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Reference laboratories

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

A national reference laboratory shall be authorised for each Community reference laboratory on feed as laid down in Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

 

Estonian national reference laboratories for food

Basis: Food Act, § 57 (3)

As on 10 June 2019

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
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's 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's Central Laboratory – Laboratory of Chemistry

 

Address: Paldiski mnt 81, 10617 Tallinn
Phone: +372 794 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

Basis: Feed Act, § 32 (1)

As on 10 June 2019

Name Contact Scope of Authority

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

Veterinary and Food Laboratory in Tartu

 

Address: 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

Basis: Veterinary Activities Organisation Act, § 6 (2)

As on 10 June 2019

Name

Contact Disease/Scope of Authority

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.

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

Avian influenza

Bee health
Bluetongue
Brucellosis
Classical swine fever

Equine diseases other than African horse sickness:

  • Dourine
  • Glanders
  • Infectious anaemia

Fish diseases:

  • Infectious haematopoietic necrosis of fish (IHN)
  • Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia of salmonids (VHS)
Foot-and-mouth disease
Newcastle disease
Rabies
Swine vesicular disease

 

 

Other national laboratories for animal health and live animals

As on 10 June 2019

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: 12 June 2019