Food Law News - EU - 1997

30 April 1997: CONTAMINANTS - Mycotoxins: discussion on sampling and analysis

MAFF Letter, 30 April 1997

Mycotoxins - EC Permitted Levels

The letter reports further discussion on the proposed controls. See also
2 April 1997.

At a meeting on the 29 April discussion was largely focused on the relatively uncontentious issue of “sample preparation and methods of analysis for authorities carrying out the determination of aflatoxin in certain foods”. It is indicated that the proposals are considered more onerous than required by current UK Regulations and could result in unacceptable costs to both industry and enforcement without any prospect of improved consumer safety since the number of consignments sampled would be likely to fall. Discussions will continue on the 12 May and 9 June.

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