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Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/915 on maximum levels for certain contaminants in food and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006.

Type of law

This Regulation prohibits the food listed in Annex I to be placed on the market and 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. Food complying with the maximum levels set out in Annex I shall not be mixed with food which exceeds these maximum levels. 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. This Regulation states that 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.
This Regulation lays down rules on the concentration, dilution or processing factors for the dried, diluted, processed or compound food; prohibition on detoxification by chemical treatments; food to be subjected to sorting or other physical treatment before placing on the market for the final consumer or use as a food ingredient; labelling provisions for groundnuts (peanuts), other oilseeds, derived products thereof and cereals; specific derogations from Article 2; monitoring and reporting of the results of investigations undertaken and the progress with regard to the application of prevention measures to avoid contamination; and transitional measures to ensure a smooth transition between Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 and this Regulation.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal of the European Union L 119, 5 May 2023, pp. 103-157.
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