Following the publication of Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/222 the responsibilities of the EURL for Monitoring Bacteriological and Viral Contamination of Bivalve Molluscs at Cefas have been transferred to the EU Reference Laboratories for the analysis and testing of zoonoses (salmonella) (https://www.eurlsalmonella.eu/), the EU reference laboratory for Escherichia coli, including verotoxigenic E. coli (vtec) (http://old.iss.it/vtec/), and the EU reference laboratory for foodborne viruses https://www.livsmedelsverket.se/en/production-control-and-trade/eurl-foodborne-viruses). The EU reference laboratory for the monitoring of marine biotoxins has taken over the activities related to the classification and monitoring of production areas for bivalve molluscs (http://www.aecosan.msssi.gob.es/en/CRLMB/web/home.html. Information on Cefas’ International Reference Laboratory activities can be found at https://www.cefas.co.uk/centres-of-excellence/

This section contains a list of key European legislation relating to microbiological contamination of bivalve shellfish. It is not exhaustive and readers should also refer to the European Union website External Link

Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2017 repealing Regulation (EC) No 882/2004
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Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/2285 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No. 854/2004
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Regulation (EC) No. 2015/1607 amending Annex 1 to Regulation (EC) No. 669/2009 implementing Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004
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Commission implementing regulation (EU) No. 135/2013
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Commission implementing regulation (EU) No 1235/2012
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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 926/2011
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Regulation (EU) No 558/2010 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin
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Regulation (EC) No 1021/2008 amending Annexes I, II and III to Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council
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Regulation (EC) No 2076/2005 of 5 December 2005 laying down transitional arrangements for the implementation of...
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Regulation (EC) No 2074/2005 of 5 December 2005 laying down implementing measures for certain products...
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Regulation (EC) No 2073/2005 of 15 November 2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs
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Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of 29 April 2004 on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health welfare rules
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Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 of 29 April 2004 laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption
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Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of 29 April 2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin
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Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of 29 April 2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs
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Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of 28 January 2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the EFSA and laying down procedures in matters of food safety
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Directive 2000/60/EC of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
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Council Directive (79/923/EEC) 30 October 1979 {Shellfish Waters Directive}
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