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EU Adopts Recommendations on Maximum Levels of Cadmium in Food and Foodstuffs
The European Commission has published the Commission Regulation (EU) No 488/2014 of 12 May 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of cadmium in foodstuffs.
EU Commission Regulation – Recommendations on Cadmium in Food
Already on 4 April 2014, the European commission published a recommendation 2014/193/EU which involves the decrease of cadmium input during the growing of crops and vegetables for human consumption on land, as SGS informed readers in a previous SafeGuardS bulletin (http://newsletter.sgs.com/
New Maximum Limits for Cadmium in Food
Based on the scientific Panel which proposed to reduce the Cadmium exposure to avoid kidney diseases, now the following limits have been published.
The Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 is amended as described and summarized within the latest SafeGuards bulletin (http://newsletter.sgs.com/
The regulation enters into force 20 days after the publishing date except for 3.2.19 and 3.2.20 of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006, as amended by this Regulation, shall apply from 1 January 2015. Foodstuffs not complying with these maximum levels which are lawfully placed on the market prior to 1 January 2015 may continue to be marketed after that date until their date of minimum durability or use-by-date.
The second exception concern 3.2.7 of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006, as amended by this Regulation, shall apply from 1 January 2019. Foodstuffs not complying with these maximum levels, which are lawfully placed on the market prior to 1 January 2019, may continue to be marketed after that date until their date of minimum durability or use-by-date.
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 488/2014 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/
- Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 (http://eur-
- Scientific Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM Panel) of the European Food Safety Authority – latest scientific opinion (http://www.efsa.europa.eu/
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