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

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
2006
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Standards Agricultural commodities Beverages Cereals/grains/rice Vegetables/legumes Fish products Fruits/edible nuts Meat Milk/dairy products Oils/oilseeds/fats Molluscs Breastfeeding/infant food Toxicity/poisoning
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

With a view to protecting public health, this Regulation sets forth maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs so as to keep them at levels which are toxicologically acceptable. The foodstuffs listed in the Annex shall not be placed on the market where they contain a contaminant listed therein at a level exceeding the maximum level allowed. Further provisions regard monitoring and reporting.

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Website
europa.eu

References - Legislation

Repeals

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 466/2001 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2001 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Agricultural commodities, Beverages, Cereals/grains/rice, Fish products, Fruits/edible nuts, Meat, Milk/dairy products, Molluscs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1882/2006 laying down methods of sampling and analysis for the official control of the levels of nitrates in certain foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, MRL-maximum residue limit, Standards, Cereals/grains/rice, Vegetables/legumes, Breastfeeding/infant food

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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

Legislation | European Union | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Standards, Residues

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to amend the Decree on Food Hygiene of Foodstuffs of Animal Origin (No. 3 of 2009).

Legislation | Finland | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling, HACCP, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Certain Contaminants in Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2012 (S.I. No. 276 of 2012).

Legislation | Ireland | 2012

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation amending the Regulation on maximum level for certain contaminants in foodstuff.

Legislation | Croatia | 2011

Keyword: Toxicity/poisoning, Biosecurity, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food (England) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 210 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food (Wales) Regulations 2007 (W.S.I. 840 (W. 73) of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R. No. 66 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (S.S.I. No. 29 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (S.S.I. No. 217 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food (England) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 1223 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food (Wales) Regulations 2009 (W.S.I. No. 1386 (W.142) of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (S.R. No. 220 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food (England) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 2196 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (S.R. No. 229 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance (SFS 2011:1494) on certain species of fish from the Baltic region.

Legislation | Sweden | 2011

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Diadromous fish, Fish products, Fishing area, Foreign fishing, Internal trade, International trade, Migratory species, Territorial sea, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Certain Contaminants in Foodstuffs) (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 (S.I. No. 377 of 2017).

Legislation | Ireland | 2017

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Toxicity/poisoning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the preparation and treatment of food made under the Merchandise Act.

Legislation | Netherlands | 1992 (2016)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Inspection, Residues, MRL-maximum residue limit, Beverages, Fraud/deceit/adulteration, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Government Decree No. 520 validating the Regulation on pollutants in foodstuffs.

Legislation | Moldova, Republic of | 2010 (2013)

Keyword: Standards, Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Processing/handling, Public health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1883/2006 laying down methods of sampling and analysis for the official control of levels of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in certain foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2006 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Meat, Fish products, Milk/dairy products, Poultry products, Oils/oilseeds/fats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 601/2008 on protective measures applying to certain fishery products imported from Gabon and intended for human consumption.

Legislation | European Union | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Fish products, Food additives, Residues, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on veterinary requirements for the production of smoked meat products in relation to the maximum levels of contaminantion with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

Legislation | Poland | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Meat

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/705 laying down methods of sampling and performance criteria for the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels of erucic acid in foodstuffs and repealing Commission Directive 80/891/EEC.

Legislation | European Union | 2015

Keyword: Residues, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 252/2012 laying down methods of sampling and analysis for the official control of levels of dioxins, dioxin-like PCBs and non-dioxin-like PCBs in certain foodstuffs and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 1883/2006.

Legislation | European Union | 2012 | Repealed

Keyword: Residues, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 589/2014 laying down methods of sampling and analysis for the control of levels of dioxins, dioxin-like PCBs and non-dioxin-like PCBs in certain foodstuffs and repealing Regulation (EU) No. 252/2012.

Legislation | European Union | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Agricultural commodities, Beverages, Cereals/grains/rice, Vegetables/legumes, Fish products, Fruits/edible nuts, Meat, Milk/dairy products, Oils/oilseeds/fats, Molluscs, Breastfeeding/infant food, Toxicity/poisoning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Orden PRE/466/2012 - Deroga la Orden de 25 de julio de 2001, Límites de determinados hidrocarburos aromáticos policíclicos en aceite de orujo de oliva.

Legislation | Spain | 2012

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Oils/oilseeds/fats, Residues, Food additives

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food (Wales) Regulations 2013 (W.S.I. 2493 (W. 242) of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (S.S.I. No. 329 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (S.S.I. No. 215 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food (Wales) Regulations 2010 (W.S.I. No. 2394 (W.206) of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (S.R. No. 335 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Certain Contaminants in Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 (S.I. No. 218 of 2010).

Legislation | Ireland | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Residues

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Contaminants in Food (England) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 2228 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1237 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards a maximum level of hydrocyanic acid in unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped apricot kernels placed on the market for the final consumer.

Legislation | European Union | 2017

Keyword: Fruits/edible nuts, Food quality control/food safety, MRL-maximum residue limit, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 165/2010 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs as regards aflatoxins.

Legislation | European Union | 2010

Keyword: Vegetables/legumes, Fruits/edible nuts, Cereals/grains/rice, Oils/oilseeds/fats, Residues, Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1126/2007 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs as regards Fusarium toxins in maize and maize products.

Legislation | European Union | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Standards, Cereals/grains/rice

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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

Legislation | European Union | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Standards, Agricultural commodities, Beverages, Cereals/grains/rice, Vegetables/legumes, Fish products, Fruits/edible nuts, Meat, Milk/dairy products, Oils/oilseeds/fats, Molluscs, Breastfeeding/infant food, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 565/2008 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs as regards the establishment of a maximum level for dioxins and PCBs in fish liver.

Legislation | European Union | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Standards, Fish products

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 105/2010 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs as regards ochratoxin A.

Legislation | European Union | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Standards, Condiments/herbs/spices

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 420/2011 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1259/2011 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels for dioxins, dioxin-like PCBs and non dioxin-like PCBs in foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2011

Keyword: Residues, Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1258/2011 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels for nitrates in foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Vegetables/legumes

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1058/2012 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels for aflatoxins in dried figs.

Legislation | European Union | 2012

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Fruits/edible nuts, Processing/handling, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 594/2012 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards the maximum levels of the contaminants ochratoxin A, non dioxin-like PCBs and melamine in foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2012

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Standards, Agricultural commodities, Beverages, Cereals/grains/rice, Vegetables/legumes, Fish products, Fruits/edible nuts, Meat, Milk/dairy products, Oils/oilseeds/fats, Molluscs, Breastfeeding/infant food

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1067/2013 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of the contaminants dioxins, dioxin-like PCBs and non-dioxin-like PCBs in liver of terrestrial animals.

Legislation | European Union | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Agricultural commodities, Beverages, Cereals/grains/rice, Vegetables/legumes, Fish products, Fruits/edible nuts, Meat, Milk/dairy products, Oils/oilseeds/fats, Molluscs, Breastfeeding/infant food, Toxicity/poisoning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1005 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of lead in certain foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1125 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Katsuobushi (dried bonito) and certain smoked Baltic herring.

Legislation | European Union | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Standards, Fish products

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1327/2014 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in traditionally smoked meat and meat products and traditionally smoked fish and fishery products.

Legislation | European Union | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Meat, Fish products

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/704 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards the maximum level of non-dioxin-like PCBs in wild caught spiny dogfish.

Legislation | European Union | 2015

Keyword: Fish products, Residues, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 488/2014 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of cadmium in foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Agricultural commodities, Cereals/grains/rice, Meat, Vegetables/legumes, Fruits/edible nuts, Fish products, Crustaceans

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 212/2014 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of the contaminant citrinin in food supplements based on rice fermented with red yeast Monascus purpureus.

Legislation | European Union | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Cereals/grains/rice

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Comission Regulation (EU) 2015/1940 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of ergot sclerotia in certain unprocessed cereals and the provisions on monitoring and reporting.

Legislation | European Union | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Standards, Cereals/grains/rice, Toxicity/poisoning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/239 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of tropane alkaloids in certain cereal-based foods for infants and young children.

Legislation | European Union | 2016

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Cereals/grains/rice, Breastfeeding/infant food

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 696/2014 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of erucic acid in vegetable oils and fats and foods containing vegetable oils and fats.

Legislation | European Union | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1006 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of inorganic arsenic in foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, MRL-maximum residue limit, Pesticides

Source: FAO, FAOLEX