About us

The Swedish Food Agency, (SFA) was designated as European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Foodborne Viruses in 2017 by the European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety. The EURL started its activities in January 2018.

We are situated in Uppsala, Sweden, in close vicinity to Arlanda airport with daily international connections. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden is situated 70 kilometers south of Uppsala. Two Universities are located in Uppsala, Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

The main goal for the EURL is to fulfill the duties you can find under EURL and NRL responsibilities through the collaboration with the NRL network.

So far 30 NRLs has been designated in 25 different EU and EFTA countries. Still, four EU member states have not yet designated any NRLs.

Reviewed 2023-11-08