EU Notification on Maximum Residue Limits of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Certain Foodstuffs

| Contaminants & Pesticides | MRLs
Posted By: Trace One

eu-proposes-import-tolerances-for-the-pesticide-deltamethrin-1On December 08, 2022, the European Commission published a regulation on the “Regulation (EU) 2022/2388 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 on maximum levels of perfluoroalkyl substances” in certain foodstuffs.

The scope of the regulation highlights the following key points:

  • The perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) used in the commercial and industrial application has resulted in widespread environmental contamination;
  • Exposure to PFASs may have adverse effects on human health related to the immune system and birth weight; 
  • Maximum levels in food should be set to ensure a high level of human health protection;
  • Food business operators shall comply with the rules set out in the regulation to  adapt to the maximum levels and a reasonable period shall be provided for the conformance;
  • Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 shall be amended accordingly;
  • Foodstuffs placed on the market before January 01, 2023, shall remain on the market until the use-by date. 

The regulation is effective from January 01, 2023. 

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