Regulation Name

General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed: CXS 193-1995 (Amended in 2019)

Notification date 1995
Enforcement date 1995

Summary by TTIA


        General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed: CXS 193-1995 Adopted in 1995. Revised in 1997, 2006, 2008, 2009. Amended in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Summary This Standard contains the main principles which are recommended by the Codex Alimentarius in dealing with contaminants and toxins in food and feed and lists the maximum levels and associated sampling plans of contaminants and natural toxicants in food and feed which are recommended by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) to be applied to commodities moving in international trade.

         This Standard includes only maximum levels of contaminants and natural toxicants in feed in cases where the contaminant in feed can be transferred to food of animal origin and can be relevant for public health.

         The details are as follows. 1. Scope 2. Definition of Terms 3. Principles Regarding Contaminants in Food and Feed 4. Format of The General Standard for Contaminants in Food and Feed