Approval of experts for counter-samples Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

In the case of official sampling, part of the sample or a second piece of the same type shall be left at the holding or person to be sampled. This sample shall be officially sealed or sealed. If you, as a private laboratory, would like to examine such a counter-sample and/or secondary sample on behalf of a company, you need an authorisation for this activity. This can be applied for at the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety.

Written or electronic application for authorisation Content of the application: Address of your head office Address of your test laboratory Registration number of your test laboratory Curriculum vitae of the counter-sample expert to be admitted Declaration that no criminal proceedings or public prosecutor's investigation is pending Police certificate of leadership Declaration that the activity as a counter-sample expert or counter-sample expert may be carried out independently and free of a conflict of interest The following information should be included in the informal application: Name and address of the expert and the undertaking for which the expert or experts work Contact options of the expert and the company Address of the expert and the company Type of activity of the expert and the undertaking Proof that you meet the requirements Please use Appendix 1 to Section 2 (1) Counter-Sample Ordinance _ GPV and Appendix 3 to Section 3 paragraph 5 Counter-Sample Ordinance - GPV


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The following information should be included in the informal application: Name and address of the expert and the undertaking for which the expert or experts work Contact options of the expert and the company Address of the expert and the company Type of activity of the expert and the undertaking

Preconditions
They may only be approved as counter-sample experts if you have are a food chemist with a state examination as a state-certified food chemist or a state-certified food chemist, or approved veterinarian or veterinarian with a qualified veterinarian in the area of examination requested for approval or a qualified veterinarian for public veterinary purposes, or have a university degree in science and can demonstrate relevant technical and legal knowledge through appropriate documentation. If necessary, you must explain the documents to the competent authority. Approval also requires that you can demonstrate two years of investigation and assessment experience in the requested study area, taking into account the requirements set out in Annex 1 to the GPV have a test laboratory in accordance with Section 5 GPV (ISO 17025-accredited) which has appropriate accreditation for the requested study area
You can apply for admission in writing or electronically: Submit your application with the necessary proofs. You will receive an incoming message. The documents shall be examined by the competent authority. If necessary, further evidence will be requested. After completion of the examination of the submitted documents, you will receive either the admission or the rejection of your application by post. The approved counter-sample experts are published on the interpages of the LAVES and the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety.