Resolutions of the 86th Working Meeting of the ALTS

The resolutions of the 86th working meeting of the ALTS (Working Group of Experts Working in the Field of Food Hygiene and Food of Animal Origin) have been published on the website of the BVL (Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety) and in the Journal for Consumer Protection and Food Safety. The ALTS decisions have no binding legal character. However, they reflect the opinion of the representatives of food control and, in addition to other sources, represent relevant and important interpretation aids for the application of food law regulations.

The published innovations are, among others, various decisions regarding the labelling of different foodstuffs, for example Decision 2020/86/34 on the uniform assessment of the image of vanilla blossoms.
In addition, there are various hygiene-relevant ALTS decisions, such as decision 2020/86/21, which deals with the adverse influence of microorganisms on foodstuffs according to § 3 LMHV, taking into account guideline or warning values according to the DGHM (German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology). In addition, there are new recommendations from the ALTS on the assessment of food as unsafe due to certain microbiological findings (Decision 2020/86/39).

These and all other decisions are available here.


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