The ANSES-Laboratory of Fougeres is responsible since the 80s for the mandate of National Reference Laboratory for Veterinary Medicinal Product Residue Control in Food and Feed.  The current team (BioPic) is in charge since 1993 of the EU-RL mandate for the authorised antimicrobial VMPR and for non-authorised antimicrobial and aquaculture dye residues. The team contributes to the advances in analytical performance for the official control for food safety developing new methods and new analytical strategies. The team also provides expertise, consultations, training and proficiency testing programmes at the national and international levels. To provide quality assurance services, the team conducts its activities as part of quality management and is accredited according to ISO17025 and to ISO17043. The team's reference activities are based on applied research in the areas of (a) bioanalytical testing, (b) biosensor testing, (c) liquid chromatographic separation, and (d) LR and HR mass spectrometric detections.