Changes to the Aflatoxin Controls Regulation

05-Jun-2019
Changes to the Aflatoxin Controls Regulation

From 18th June 2019 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/890 will make the following amendments to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 884/2014.

Changes to competent authorities who can issue and sign health certificates: 

• the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) (Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (MAPA)) and Sistema Nacional de Vigiláncia Sanitária (SNVS) for feed and food from Brazil; 

• the Ethiopian Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority (FMHACA) for food from Ethiopia; 

• the National Agri-Food Health and Quality Service (Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA)) and the National Institute of Nutrition (Instituto Nacional de Alimentos (INAL)) for feed and food from Argentina; 

• the Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan for food from Azerbaijan 

Changes to products and sampling frequency (Figs from Turkey, Hazelnuts from Turkey, Dried Spices from India)

Feed and Food (intended use) CN Code
Country of origin or country consigned from Frequency of physical (sampling) and identity checks (%) 

Dried Figs

Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing figs

Dried fig paste


Dried figs, prepared or preserved, including mixtues

Flour, meal or powder of dried figs

(food)

0804 20 90

ex 0813 50


ex 2007 10 or
ex 2007 99
                                 
ex 2008 99 or
ex 2008 97

                                 
ex 1106 30 90



Turkey (TR) 20% (increasing from 10%)

Hazelnuts (Corylus spp.) in shell

Hazelnuts (Corylus spp.) shelled

Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing hazelnuts

Hazelnut paste




Hazelnuts, otherwise prepared or preserved, including mixtures

Flour, meal and powder of hazelnuts

Cut, sliced or broken hazelnuts

Cut, sliced or broken hazelnuts, otherwise prepared or preserved

Hazelnut oil

(food)

0802 21 00


0802 22 00


ex 0813 50


ex 2007 10 or
ex 2007 99 or
ex 2008 97 or
ex 2008 99

ex 2008 19



ex 1106 30 90


ex 0802 22 00


ex 2008 19



ex 1515 90 99


Turkey (TR) 5%
Capsicum annuum, whole

Capsicum annuum, crushed or ground

Dried fruit of the genus Capsicum, whole, other than sweet peppers (Capsicum annuum)

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

(food - dried spices)


0904 21 10

ex 0904 22 00 (TARIC sub-division 11; 19)

ex 0904 21 90 (TARIC sub-division 20)



0908 11 00
0908 12 00




India (IN) 20%


Exempted imports

The Regulation will not apply to imports which are: 

• destined for a private person for personal consumption and use only 

• trade samples 

• laboratory samples 

• display items for exhibitions 

Provided that the gross weight does not exceed 30kg, and that they are not intended to be placed on the market or to be used for scientific purposes.


Further information

Aflatoxin controls on imported food and feed

Fees for Port Health checks




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