Plant toxins

Plant toxins

Legislation:

Maximum levels have been established for erucic acid in vegetable oils and fats, in foods containing added vegetable oils and fats and in infant formulae and follow-on formulae by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 of 19 December 2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs.

Commission Recommendation 2014/662/EU of 10 September 2014 on good practices to prevent and to reduce the presence of opium alkaloids in poppy seeds and poppy seed products

Monitoring recommendations agreed at the Standing Committee

Following the conclusions of EFSA opinions, the Standing Committee agreed on recommendations for monitoring of the following plant toxins (in addition to published Commission Recommendations): tropane alkaloids and pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

Scientific opinions:

Scientific Opinion on the risks for public health related to the presence of opium alkaloids in poppy seeds

Scientific Opinion on Tropane alkaloids in food and feed

Scientific Opinion on Pyrrolizidine alkaloids in food and feed

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