This document is an excerpt from the EUR-Lex website
WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE DIRECTIVE?
It lays down EU-wide rules governing the quick freezing, packaging, labelling and inspection of quick-frozen foodstuffs.
EU countries must ensure that the equipment used for quick-frozen foods complies with the directive and they must conduct random official checks on product temperature.
The Commission is granted powers to adopt detailed rules for sampling and for monitoring temperature in the modes of transport, warehousing and storage.
FROM WHEN DOES THE DIRECTIVE APPLY?
It has applied since 10 January 1989 and had to become law in the EU countries by 10 July 1990 for trade in products which complied with this directive. EU countries had to prohibit trade in products which did not comply with this directive by 10 January 1991.
Council Directive 89/108/EEC of 21 December 1988 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to quick-frozen foodstuffs for human consumption (OJ L 40, 11.2.1989, pp. 34-37)
Successive amendments to Directive 89/108/EEC have been incorporated into the original act. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.
Commission Regulation (EC) No 37/2005 of 12 January 2005 on the monitoring of temperatures in the means of transport, warehousing and storage of quick-frozen foodstuffs intended for human consumption (OJ L 10, 13.1.2005, pp. 18-19)
Commission Directive 92/2/EEC of 13 January 1992 laying down the sampling procedure and the Community method of analysis for the official control of the temperatures of quick-frozen foods intended for human consumption (OJ L 34, 11.2.1992, pp. 30-33)
last update 28.08.2019