National rules for potatoes
Currently there are no European Community marketing standards for potatoes. However, in Ireland standards have been set for potatoes under the Food Standards Act, 1974.
This is an enabling Act which allows several Ministers to make regulations governing food standards for foods.
Food Standards Regulations have been by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for potatos
Compositional standards for certain foods are set down at European level, for further information on these please refer to the section on 'Food Products: Animal Origin' or 'Food Products: Non-animal origin'.
Last reviewed: 17/1/2011