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Food Safety Legislation Regarding Of Aflatoxins Contamination

Otto Ketney
  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Food Industry and Environmental Protection, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania
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Published Online: 2015-09-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aucts-2015-0081


The main objective of the European Union (EU) is to reduce certain contaminants in foodstuffs to acceptable levels. The occurrence of aflatoxin B1 in food was considered to be one of the most important issues of global food security to protect the health of humans and animals, over 100 nations have established maximum tolerable levels for aflatoxin in food. Although EU legislation covers many aspects of food safety was not legally establish an integrated framework that could effectively combat and cover all sectors of the food chain. Monitoring and reporting levels of aflatoxins after controls are essential actions that assist to identify potential risks to human health. The review process for aflatoxin regulations is a complex activity involving many factors and stakeholders.

Keywords: Food safety; aflatoxin; legislation

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Published Online: 2015-09-23

Published in Print: 2015-09-01

Citation Information: ACTA Universitatis Cibiniensis, Volume 67, Issue 1, Pages 149–154, ISSN (Online) 1583-7149, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aucts-2015-0081.

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