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Legislation on heavy metals in feed and food

Concerning European Union Reference Laboratories

Regulation (EC) No 882/2004: official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules.

Regulation (EC) No 776/2006: regulation with regard to the Community Reference Laboratories.

Regulation (EC) No 1754/2006: laying down detailed rules for the granting of financial assistance to Community reference laboratories for feed and food and the animal health sector.

Concerning heavy metals

Regulation (EC) No 629/2008: amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs.

Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006: setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs.

Regulation (EC) No 333/2007: laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, inorganic tin, 3-MCPD and benzo(a)pyrene in foodstuffs.

DIRECTIVE 2002/32/EC of the European Parliament and the Council on undesirable substances in animal feed.

Official methods for the determination of heavy metals in feed and food_v4.pdf[45Kb]

DG SANCO/EFSA - Information on Food Contaminants and Heavy Metals

Latest update 22 February, 2007

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