linseed

The EU Commission has set new maximum levels for other foods that may contain hydrocyanic acid (HCN), cyanides or cyanogenic glycosides to ensure that their consumption does not exceed the ARfD.

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2022/1364 of 4.8.2022 concerns the following foodstuffs and entered into force on 25.8.2022. The maximum residue limits will apply from 1.1.2023.

 

Foodstuffs (1)

Maximum level
(mg/kg)

8.3.1

Unprocessed whole (60), ground, milled, cracked, chopped linseed with the exception of foodstuffs listed in 8.3.2 (54)

250

8.3.2

Unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped linseed placed on the market for the final consumer (54) (55) (*)

150

8.3.3

Unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped almonds placed on the market for the final consumer (54) (55) (*)

35

8.3.4

Unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped apricot kernels placed on the market for the final consumer (54) (55)

20

8.3.5

Cassava root (fresh, peeled)

50

8.3.6

Cassava flour and tapioca flour

10

 

YOUR PLUS: We offer the verification of compliance also with these new limits for the listed products in our laboratory AGROLAB Dr.Verwey with a determination limit of 1 mg/kg. Your test order will be accepted by any AGROLAB food analysis laboratory.

 

Link: COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2022/1364 of 4 August 2022
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022R1364&from=EN

Footnotes:
(*) The maximum level does not apply to unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped linseed and unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped bitter almonds placed on the market for the final consumer in small quantities where the warning ‘Only to be used for cooking and baking. Do not consume raw!’ appears in the principal field of vision of the label (using the font size specified in Article 13(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (OJ L 304 22.11.2011, p. 18)). The unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped linseed with the warning message has to comply with the maximum level provided for in 8.3.1.’
For the remaining footnote texts (1), (54), (55), (60), please refer to the regulation text of the underlying Contaminants Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006.

 

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