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  Food Knowledge:


This Chapter in fact has to be split in several parts:


a)      What is .. food, ingredients, additives, nutrition values, pesticide residues, see below

b)      EU generic food legislation, regulations, see: EU Food Laws 

c)      Standards as put up by the Codex Alimentarius Commission of the FAO, see: Official List of Standards

d)      Important parts of legislation concerning products on this website, see: EU food regulations relevant for Tropifood products 

a)  Foodstuff explanation like ingredients, additives, nutrition values, E-numbers, contaminants, additives and flavourings, food safety  can be found via these links  Or at Wikipedia, see : Nutrition facts, Food Additive, Food ingredients, Food allergy,

Pesticide residues:

A number of standards relating to pesticide residues* have been endorsed and adopted into the international food code they include standards on:

  • Analysis of Pesticide Residues: Guidelines on Good Laboratory Practice in Pesticide Residue Analysis
  • Analysis of Pesticide Residues: Portion of Commodities to which Codex MRLS apply and which is analysed
  • Analysis of Pesticide Residues: Recommended Methods
  • Extraneous Maximum Residue Limits (EMRLs)
  • Methods of Sampling for Pesticide Residues for the Determination of Compliance with MRLs

* This is an indicative list only. For a full list of standards approved by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, please consult its Official List of Standards


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