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Prohibition of detoxification extends to all food containing contaminants

European Union

May 05, 2023

The European Commission published regulation (EU) 2023/915 on maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006

General rules

  1. The food listed in Annex I shall not be placed on the market and shall not be used as a raw material in food or as an ingredient in food where it contains a contaminant at a level which exceeds the maximum level set out in Annex I.
  2. Food complying with the maximum levels set out in Annex I shall not be mixed with food which exceeds these maximum levels.
  3. The maximum levels set out in Annex I, unless otherwise specified in that Annex, shall apply to food as placed on the market and to the edible part of the food concerned.
  4. In systems where cereal production and processing are integrated so that all incoming lots are cleaned, sorted and processed in the same establishment, the maximum levels shall apply to unprocessed cereals in the production chain at the stage before first-stage processing.


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