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Other BfR laboratories with a reference function

Besides the National Reference Laboratories pursuant to Regulation (EC) 882/2004 the following laboratories with a reference function are also attached to BfR:

  • Reference Laboratory in the Network of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
    The Reference Laboratory within BfR pursuant to Regulation (EC) 1829/2003 (GMO Network) cooperates with other laboratories in Germany.
  • Senior Expert Office for the Import Control of Wine in accordance with the Wine Monitoring Ordinance
  • Zoonosis reporting
    Every year BfR prepares a report on the epidemiological situation of zoonoses in Germany
  • Consultant Laboratory for Leptospira
  • Consultant Laboratory for Vibrions
  • Consultant Laboratory for Yersinia


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Consultant laboratory for Leptospira

Leptospirosis is a bacterial zoonosis of global distribution caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. Pathogenic Leptospira infect a wide range of mammals including humans and animal species...

Consultant laboratory for vibrios

Vibrios are salt-tolerant bacteria which are prevalent worldwide in maritime waters and estuaries. In many countries, vibrios are the main cause of bacterial diarrhoea, caused by the consumption of...

Consultant Laboratory for Yersinia

Yersinia (Y.) enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis are enteropathogenic species of bacteria that cause a form of gastro-enteritis known as yersinioses. Yersinioses generally occur sporadically...

BfR reports to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)


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