Updated August 2008
Subject File Title
Establishes limits for the composition of fish and fish oil for human consumption, including heavy metals and dioxins.
EC No 1881 2006 19 December 2006.pdf

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 of 19 December 2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs
Draft Commission Regulation amending EC 1881 2006.mht Draft COMMISSION REGULATION amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs

Commission Regulation amending the specific hygiene rules for products of animal origin set out in Regulation 853/2004, in respect of inter alia fish oils for human consumption.
Sampling and analytical methods applied by laboratories, for analysis of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs EC No 1883 2006 19 December 2006.pdf

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1883/2006 of 19 December 2006 laying down methods of sampling and analysis for the official control of levels of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in certain foodstuffs
Sampling and analytical methods applied by laboratories for heavy metals
Directive 2001 22 EC 8 March 2001.pdf Directive 2001/22/EC laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels of lead, cadmium, mercury and 3-MCPD in foodstuffs
Directive 2005 4 EC 19 January 2005.pdf amended by COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2005/4/EC of 19 January 2005
Sampling and monitoring of dioxins

Recommendation 2006 88 EC 06 February 2006.pdf Commission recommendation to Member States regarding random sampling and monitoring of foodstuffs for dioxins and dioxin like PCBs.
Guidelines Dioxins.pdf

The Commission has published guidelines for the actions to be taken in cases where dioxin levels in foodstuffs exceed the MRLs. In the cases of fish, it requires tracing of source and consideration of closure of the fishery.
Chemical Contamination

New Food Safety Incidents.htm

SCFCAH Working Document on the Member State and Commission procedures to be followed in the case of a food safety incident involving chemical contamination of foods.
Microbiological criteria for fishery products (including histamine content) EC No 2073 2005 15 November 2005.pdf Commission Regulation (EC) No 2073/2005 of 15 November 2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs.
Additives in fishery products Directive 95 2 EC 20 February 1995.tif

European Parliament and Council Directive No 95/2/EC of 20 February 1995 on food additives other than colours and sweeteners

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