Guidance document ( 1059 kb) for competent authorities for the control of compliance with EU legislation on aflatoxins.
European legislation for mycotoxins in food consists in principal of two main regulations. Commission Regulation 1881/2006 ( 147 kb), last mycotoxin related update by Commission Regulation 1058/2012 ( 49 kb), setting maximum levels for aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, patulin, deoxynivalenol, zearelenone, fumonisins, T2 and HT2 toxin in a variety of different foodstuffs and by Commission Regulation 212/2014 ( 800 kb), setting maximum levels for citrinin in food supplements based on rice fermented with red yeast Monascus purpureus.
Consolidated version of 1881/2006 of 03 Dec 2012 ( 184 kb; 212/2014 not yet included).
The second main piece of legislation is Commission Regulation 401/2006 ( 135 kb) defining sampling schemes and analytical method performance criteria.
Regulation 401/2006 has been amended by Commission Regulation 178/2010 ( 94 kb) regarding the sampling of spices, nuts and oil fruits.
Consolidated version of 401/2006 of 13 Mar 2010 ( 163 kb).
Only aflatoxin B1 and ergot (Claviceps purpurea) are regulated in animal feed. Directive 2002/32 ( 145 kb) sets those maximum levels and was amended by Commission Directive 2003/100 ( 110 kb) and Commission Regulation 574/2011 ( 1006 kb).
Consolidated version of 2002/32 of 26 Feb 2013 ( 871 kb).
Published 25-06-2009 11:17:13
Last modified 28-04-2014 07:54:34