Insight: “Contaminant perchlorate in food: maximum levels set due to risks identified by CONTAM reports” by Anjum Shabbir
Health protection is the aim of all EU laws and standards in the agriculture, animal husbandry and food production sectors. EU law covers the entire food production and processing chain within the EU, including monitoring to keep contaminants away from food and animal feed.
The EU Regulation (1881/2006) that sets maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs has been amended today by Commission Regulation 2020/685, published in the Official Journal today.
This change stems from a report of 2014 from the Scientific Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (‘the CONTAM Panel’) on the risks to public health related to the presence of the contaminant perchlorate in food. It decided on a tolerable daily intake of 0,3 micr