International N-nitroso compounds check sample programme: report on the performance in the second study dedicated to their determination in beer and malt.


The second check sample survey for the determination of N-nitrosamines in beer and malt has been initiated. Each laboratory received four samples: two beer, from the same batch, spiked respectively with 0.5 microgram/l N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and 4 micrograms/l NDMA plus 30 micrograms/l N-nitrosoproline (NPRO) and two naturally contaminated malts… (More)