Food Law News - EU - 2010

Council Minutes, 19 January 2010

CONTAMINANTS - Maximum levels for aflatoxins in food - Regulatory procedure with scrutiny

The following is an extract from the minutes of the Council meeting (Economic and Financial Affairs) in Brussels on 19 January 2010

The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of a Commission regulation amending certain maximum levels for aflatoxins in certain foodstuffs, taking into account developments at international level in Codex Alimentarius and new information contained in recent scientific advice.

Under the regulatory procedure with scrutiny, the Council can oppose an act which exceeds the implementing powers of the Commission, is not compatible with the aim or content of the basic instrument or does not respect subsidiarity or proportionality if the regulatory committee previously supported the envisaged measures.


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