ISR/1153
WTO/TBT
IL Israel
  • 67 - Lebensmitteltechnologie
2020-09-25
2020-07-28

Food in general; (ICS: 67.040)

Protection of Public Health Regulations (Food) (Maximum levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in foods) 5780-2020 (2 page(s), in Hebrew)

New draft regulations announced by Israel's Ministry of Health called "Protection of Public Health Regulations (Food) (Maximum levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in foods) 5780-2020", that will replace relevant guidelines. These regulations set the maximum allowed levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) compounds in different food categories. The regulations determine that anybody dealing with food shall not manufacture, import, or sell food that was smoked in burning unless:

·         During the smoking process, there was no use of processed woods, including sawdust or wood chips treated with chemicals;

·         During the smoking process, there was no use of the following fuels: Diesel, old tires, and/or petroleum products.

The Regulation's Annex (Regulation 2) provides the allowed levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in foods in µg/Kg.

The Public Health Protection Act (Food) stipulates that any directive and procedure instruction of The National Food Service, setting out safety and quality requirements for food, published on the website on the eve of the commencement of this Act shall continue to apply and be regarded as "Food Regulations" until regulations are enacted to replace them.