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Decree No. 17 of 1999 of the Ministry of Health on the allowable level of chemical contamination of food.

Country/Territory
Hungary
Document type
Regulation
Date
1999 (2009)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
MRL-maximum residue limit Standards Toxicity/poisoning Data collection/reporting Pesticides Food quality control/food safety
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries
Abstract

This Decree must be applied for the analyses of chemical contamination of raw foodstuffs, ingredients and processed food. Contamination of food must be kept at the lowest level possible using appropriate preventive measures. The presence of banned additives or the level of authorized additives which exceeds the maximum allowable limit must be considered as chemical contamination. Maximum residue limits of pesticides are comprised in Annex 1, the allowable limit of technological contamination is determined in Annex 2, the maximum level of environmental contamination is specified in Annex 3, standards for maximum biological contamination of food is determined in Annex 4, the level of allowable content of contaminants of natural origin is specified in Annex 5. Foodstuffs exceeding the specified limit values, determined for residues and contamination deriving from chemical substance, may not be sold on the market. Stocks of contaminated foodstuffs should be stored separately and should be reported to the competent authority.

Full text
Hungarian

References - Legislation

Implements

Act XC of 1995 on food and implementing Joint Decree No. 1 of 1996 of the Ministries of Agriculture, of Public Welfare and of Industry and Commerce.

Legislation | Hungary | 1995 (2014)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Codex Alimentarius, Fraud, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Internal trade, International trade, Processing/handling, Packaging/labelling, Authorization/permit, Standards, Inspection, Offences/penalties, HACCP, Tobacco

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Regulation (EEC) No. 315/93 laying down Community procedures for contaminants in food.

Legislation | European Union | 1993 (2009)

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 83/417/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to certain lactoproteins (caseins and caseinates) intended for human consumption.

Legislation | European Union | 1983

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Decree No. 4 of 1978 of the Ministry of Health on the prevention of detrimental chemical contamination of foodstuffs.

Legislation | Hungary | 1978 (1995)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, MRL-maximum residue limit, Transport/storage, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

No. 49 of 2014 (IV. 29.) VM concerning limit values of contaminants and harmful substances of natural origin in food, and regarding requirements relative to food contact substances and objects.

Legislation | Hungary | 2014

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX