Food Law News - EU - 2011
Council Press Release, 19 July 2011
CONTAMINANTS - Contaminants in foodstuffs: maximum levels and official controls: Discussions at the Agriculture Council meeting
The following is an extract from the minutes of the Agriculture Council meeting held on 19 July 2011
The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of the following two Commission regulations:
- regulation amending regulation 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in foodstuffs (10014/11);
- regulation amending regulation 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 (10029/11).
The Commission regulations are subject to the so called regulatory procedure with scrutiny. This means that now that the Council has given its consent, the Commission may adopt them, unless the European Parliament objects.
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