According to article 14 (2) of Regulation (EU) 178/2002 food shall be deemed to be unsafe if it considered to be
(a) injurious to health;
(b) unfit for human consumption.
Article 14 (2) (a) of Re. 178/2002 applies, if foods do not comply with the maximum levels provided for contaminants as laied down in Regulation 1881/2006.
Article 14 (2) (b) Regulation 178/2002 applies, if a food is not considered injurious to health but regarded inacceptable for human consumption, for instance for reasons of contamination, whether by extraneous matter or otherwise, or through putrefaction, deterioration or decay.
Although foods do not have any toxicoligical effects some German control bodies are tending to apply article 14 (2) (b)of Regulation 178/2002 if products contain much higher comtaminant levels than other products of the same category.
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