Statutory Instruments

European Communities (Sampling Methods and The Methods of Analysis For The Official Control of the Levels of Certain Contaminants in Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2001

These Regulations give effect to Commission Directive 98/53/EC of 16 July 1998 laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels of certain contaminants in foodstuffs and Commission Directive 2001/22/EC laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels of lead, cadmium, mercury and 3-MCPD in foodstuffs

The principal effect of these Regulations is to provide for the methods of sampling for the official control of the levels of certain contaminants in foodstuffs in accordance with the methods described in the Annexes of the Council and Commission Directives and Regulations, and the sample preparation and criteria for methods of analysis used for the official control of the levels of certain contaminants in foodstuffs in accordance with the criteria described in the Annexes of the Council and Commission Directives and Regulations

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