Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
All foodstuffs intended for human or animal consumption in the European Union (EU) are subject to a maximum residue level (MRL) of pesticides in their composition in order to protect...
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Deprecated. See Pesticides-new All foodstuffs intended for human or animal consumption in the European Union (EU) are subject to a maximum residue level (MRL) of pesticides in their...
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RASFF Window (Rapid Alert System – Food and Feed)
European legislation ensures a consistent, high level of food and feed safety. The European Commission collects and publishes notifications of any serious health risks deriving from food...
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NFNET and Novel Food (Novel foods and food ingredients)
The rules for authorising novel foods and food ingredients are harmonised at European level. Before they are placed on the market, tests carried out by the European Food Safety Authority...
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Food Contact Materials
Plastic materials and articles coming into contact with foodstuffs may transfer toxic substances which present a risk to human health. All such substances are controlled at Community...
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European Union Register on Nutrition and Health Claims (Health Claims)
Nutrition and health claims shall soon be harmonised at European level in order to better protect consumers. This Regulation establishes the authorisation procedures required to ensure...
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The European Commission has proposed a general system for authorising and marketing enzymes in the European Union (EU). The new system provides for the introduction of a common procedure...
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European legislation on additives is moving towards a single procedure for the authorisation and evaluation of additives which takes account of the latest evaluation measures for...
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