Food Law News - UK - 2004

FSA Consultation Letter, 30 June 2004

CONTAMINANTS - Consultation on Draft Contaminants in Food Regulations (England) 2004

Maximum levels for inorganic tin in canned foodstuffs, for dioxins and patulin in foodstuffs, and for aflatoxins in maize. Responses are requested by: 16 September 2004

Comments are invited on a draft legislation The Contaminants in Food (England) Regulations 2004. The Regulations are intended to apply to England only. Corresponding Regulations will be introduced in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Agency’s offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are carrying out similar consultation exercises.

The Regulations will:

The aim of Commission Directives 2003/78/EC, 2003/121/EC, 2004/16/EC and 2004/44/EC is to introduce sampling methods and the methods of analysis for enforcement purposes.

Comments are requested from Enforcement Authorities in relation to the implementation of these Directives.

In addition we would also welcome comments from other organisations and businesses with relation to the costs and benefits and other impacts of the Commission Regulations and Directives on their activities.

Copies of the Commission Regulations and the allied sampling and analysis Directives are available from the Commission website at

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