Welcome to the European Union Reference Laboratory for Foodborne Viruses

The purpose of this website is primarily to provide information to the National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) for Foodborne Viruses in the European Member States, but could also be useful for other laboratories that perform analyses of foodborne viruses in food.

Under NRL Network, you will find all NRLs designated by the EU Member States.

The website contains technical information and guidance on methods for analyses of foodborne viruses in different foods. You will also find information on Proficiency Tests distributed by the EURL.

Impact of Covid-19 on EURL foodborne viruses activities

The Covid-19 pandemic is not yet over and will affect the planning of EURL and NRL activities. Please be prepared for short notice changes because of quick changes in the development of the pandemic.