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Eurofood Monitor

Quality of drinking water

Core legislative framework: Council Directive 98/83/EC

Council Directive 98/83/EC of 3 November 1998 on the quality of water intended for human consumption defines the essential quality standards which such water must meet. Natural mineral waters and waters which are medicinal products are exempted from this Directive. The objective of the Directive is to protect human health from the adverse effects of any contamination of water by ensuring that it is wholesome and clean.

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Food Enzymes

Core Regulatory Framework: Regulation (EC) No 1332/2008

Regulation (EC) No 1332/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on food enzymes and amending Council Directive 83/417/EEC (repealed by Directive (EU) 2015/2203), Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999, Directive 2000/13/EC (repealed by Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011), Council Directive 2001/112/EC and Regulation (EC) No 258/97 (repealed by Regulation (EU) No 2015/2283 as from 1 January 2018).

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Food additives

Core legislative framework:  Regulation (EC) 1333/2008

Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on food additives brings together in a single legislative act all types of food additives, including colours and sweeteners.

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Maximum pesticide limits for food products for human consumption (and animal feedingstuffs)

Core legislative framework: Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 establishes in one single instrument the maximum quantities of pesticide residues permitted in products of animal or vegetable origin intended for human or animal consumption. These maximum residue levels (MRLs) include, on the one hand, MRLs which are specific to particular foodstuffs intended for human or animal consumption and, on the other, a general limit which applies where no specific MRL has been set. The objective is to ensure that pesticide residues in foodstuffs do not constitute an unacceptable risk for both consumer and animal health. Most recent amendments to this Regulation were entered by Regulation EU No 2019/973.

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Novel foods and food ingredients

Core legislative framework: Regulation (EU) No 2015/2283

Regulation (EU) No 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on novel foods has repealed and replaced, since 1 January 2018, Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 1997 establishing rules “on novel foods and novel food ingredients”. 

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Quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs

Core legislative framework: Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012

Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 lays down measures to strengthen, adapt and develop schemes that identify Europe’s quality agricultural products and foodstuffs. It includes measures to support agricultural and processing activities as well as the farming systems associated with high-quality products, in line with EU rural development policy objectives.

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Official feed and food controls

Core legislative framework: Regulation (EC) No 882/2004

Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 governs official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules.

 

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