Cross-check experts; application for approval

Private experts need to be licensed for the examination of officially left samples.

Description

During official sampling in the sense of § 43 of the German Food and Feed Code (LFGB) (as well as of tobacco and tobacco products), additional duplicate samples are taken for possible follow-up examinations, which are left behind at the plant. Only approved experts are authorised to examine these duplicate samples.

Private experts require approval for the examination of officially left samples. In Bavaria, this approval is granted by the Government of Upper Franconia.

The approval authority checks whether the applicant meets the approval requirements of the Ordinance on the Approval of Private Counter Sample Experts and on Regulations for Official Counter Samples as well as on the Amendment of the Federal Counter Sample Experts Testing Laboratories Ordinance.

Prerequisites

Vocational training

  • Food chemists with a state examination to become a state-certified food chemist, or
  • Approved veterinarians with a qualification as a specialist veterinarian in the field of investigation applied for admission or as a specialist veterinarian for public veterinary affairs or
  • Persons with a university degree in natural sciences with relevant technical and legal knowledge.

Further requirements for the applicant

  • at least two years of experience in examination and assessment in the area/field of examination applied for
  • has an accredited testing laboratory at his/her disposal
  • reliable
  • free of conflicts of interest in the performance of his/her duties as a counter-sample expert
  • is not active in the official monitoring of food, feed and consumer goods

Deadlines

There are no deadlines to meet.

Required documents

  • Resume
  • official certificate of good conduct
  • Declaration that no criminal proceedings or investigation by the public prosecutor are pending
  • Declaration that there are no grounds for exclusion pursuant to Section 2 (3) GPV and that the activity is performed independently and free of conflicts of interest
  • Professional qualification
  • Proof of 2 years' experience in examination and assessment (Annex 1 to Section 2(1) of the GPV).
  • Proof of accreditation (certificate / recognition) of the designated testing laboratory
  • Submission of the declaration of commitment (Annex 3 to Section 3 (5) GPV)
  • If approval for microbiological tests is applied for, if applicable, the permit according to the Infection Protection Act

Forms

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Anlage zum Antrag - Selbstauskunft
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    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Anlage zum Antrag - Erklärung Interessenkonflikt
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Anlage zum Antrag - Verpflichtungserklärung
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Informationsblatt zum Antrag für die Zulassung zur/zum Gegenprobensachverständigen
    Please note

    This form requires no signature. You can sent it electronically (e.g. by secure email or De-Mail) or as hardcopy to the responsible authority.

Fees

  • 75 to 200 Euro plus expenses

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim

Status: 03.11.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz

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