The Commission has adopted two regulations to reduce carcinogenic contaminants in food. Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1317 of 9 August 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of lead in certain foodstuffs and Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1323 of 10 August 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of cadmium in certain foodstuffs have both been adopted in the framework of the “Cancer Plan for Europe“. These measures aim at further reducing carcinogens and will already apply from 30.8.2021 for the maximum level of lead and from 31.8.2021 for the maximum level of cadmium.
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