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New EU Regulation on sampling, performance criteria and methods for toxins by Nick Boley
May 19, 2014, 09:30
Filed under: EU Regulation/Legislation, Food and Feed | Tags: , , ,

The European Commission has published a new regulation, Commission Regulation 519/2014, which amends Regulation (EC) No 401/2006 regarding sampling of large lots, spices and food supplements, performance criteria for T-2, HT-2 toxin and citrinin and screening methods of analysis.

This is a detailed Regulation, which lays down sampling regimes for the determination of mycotoxins in foods and feeds. It also details the method performance characteristics which should apply for some analytical methods used for the determination of mycotoxins in various food and feed matrices, including detailed statistical protocols which should be followed.

This is a substantial Regulation covering important aspects of sampling and analysis, and should be read by all professionals working in this field.

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