Food and Feed Control Changes 1st January 2018

19-Dec-2017

There are several changes to the list of products subject to control from the 1st January 2018, which includes the addition of fresh, chilled or frozen peppers from India and Pakistan The primary legislation, Commission Regulation 669/2009 is updated every 6 months - the current legislative update applicable 1st January 2018 is Commission Implementing Decision 2017/2298.

A common entry document (CED) will need to be submitted for all consignments and sampling will be carried out in accordance with the published frequencies. All CEDs must be submitted on TRACES

The Commission Implementing Regulation will update and replace the list of food and feed controlled by Commission Regulation 669/2009. Products that are affected by the changes have been identified below.


New products subject to control

Product CN Code
Country of Origin Contaminant Checking Frequency
Peppers (other than sweet) Capsicum spp. Fresh, chilled or frozen

ex 0709 60 99 20
ex 0710 80 59 20
India Pesticide residues 10%
Peppers (other than sweet) Capsicum spp. Fresh, chilled or frozen

ex 0709 60 99 20
ex 0710 80 59 20
Pakistan Pesticide residues 10%

Additional CN codes to include roasted pistachios (USA) and frozen peppers (Thailand and Vietnam)

Product CN Code
Country of Origin Contaminant Checking Frequency
Pistachios roasted - Food

ex 2008 19 13 20
ex 2008 19 93 20
United States Aflatoxins 10%
Peppers (other than sweet) Capsicum spp. Fresh, chilled or frozen

ex 0710 80 59 20 Thailand Pesticide residues 10%
Peppers (other than sweet) Capsicum spp. Fresh, chilled or frozen

ex 0710 80 59 20 Vietnam Pesticide residues 10%
CN code amendment 

Product CN Code
Country of Origin Contaminant Checking Frequency
Ethopian eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum) Food - Fresh, chilled or frozen.

ex 0710 80 95 73 Uganda Pesticide residues 20%
Description Clarification 

Product CN Code
Country of Origin Contaminant Checking Frequency
Dried grapes (including dried grapes cut or crushed into a paste, without any further treatment)

0806 20 Iran, Turkey Ochratoxin A 5%

Delistings
  • Aubergines from Thailand (pesticide residues)
  • Grapes from Egypt (pesticide residues)


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