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Food Law News - UK - 2016
FSA Update, 2 August 2016
CONTAMINANTS – FSA July 2016 Contaminants Update
You will wish to be aware that the European Commission is conducting stakeholder consultations this summer on regulatory proposals for mercury, acrylamide, 3-MCPD and Glycidyl Esters in food and cyanogenic glycosides in raw apricot kernels and bitter almonds.
- Mercury: The Commission has requested comments by the end of August, see draft act and annex included. Please respond to Frank.SWARTENBROUX@ec.europa.eu.
- Acrylamide, 3-MCPD and glycidyl esters: The Commission has requested comments by 5th September, please see attached documents and respond to Frans.Verstraete@ec.europa.eu.
- Cyanogenic glycosides in raw apricot kernels and bitter almonds: The Commission has given a deadline of 29 August 2016 for comments please see enclosed document for more detail and respond to Frans.Verstraete@ec.europa.eu.
- The EU Commission has also produced an early draft of a recommendation for the monitoring of Mineral Oil Hydrocarbons (MOH) in food; this suggests that interested parties carry out investigations into the sources of contamination. This recommendation will be discussed further at Commission working groups in September.
Please send any relevant information, comments and data either directly to the Commission as indicated in the relevant documents. You may wish to copy in ChemicalContaminants@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk.
Linked to this update, the following documents (all in pdf format) have been provided by the Food Standards Agency:
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