Food and Feed control changes 1st July 2017

26-Jun-2017

There are several changes to the list of products subject to control from the 1st July 2017, which includes the addition of dried grapes (sultanas/raisins) from Turkey and Iran, and an increase in the sampling rate for apricots from Turkey from 10% to 20%. The primary legislation, Commission Regulation 669/2009 is updated every 6 months - the current legislative update applicable 1st July 2017 is Commission Implementing Decision 2017/1142.

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
Dried Grapes
(sultanas/raisins)

- food use
0806 20 00
Iran Ochratoxin A 5%
Sesamum seeds
- food use - fresh or chilled
1207 40 90 Nigeria Salmonella 50%
Groundnuts and products
- feed and food

Senegal  Aflatoxins 50%
Groundnuts (peanuts) in shell
1202 41 00
     
Groundnuts (peanuts) shelled 1202 42 00      
Peanut butter 2008 11 10      
Groundnuts (peanuts) otherwise prepared or preserved
2008 11 91
2008 11 96
2008 11 98

        
Spices
- food use - dried, roasted, crushed or ground

Sri Lanka Aflatoxins
20%
Capsicum annuum, whole          0904 21 10


Capsicum annuum, crushed or ground ex 0904 22 00 11, 19      
Dried fruit of the genus Capsicum, whole, other than sweet peppers (Capsicum annuum) ex 0904 21 90 20      
Peppers - sweet or other than sweet Capsicum species ex 2008 99 99 79               
Sesamum seeds
- food use - fresh or chilled
1207 40 90 Sudan Salmonella 50%
Dried Grapes
(sultanas/raisins)

- food use
0806 20 00 Turkey Ochratoxin A 5%

Other Changes

Changes in frequency of sampling
Product Country of Origin Frequency
Dried Apricots and apricots otherwise prepared and preserved
- food use 
Turkey Increased from 10% to 20%
Brassica oleracea
(other edible Brassica, Chinese broccoli) - food use - fresh or chilled
China Reduced from 50% to 20%
Peas with pods (unshelled)
- food - fresh or chilled
Kenya Reduced from 10% to 5%

Delistings
  • Aubergines from Cambodia (pesticide residues)
  • Enzymes from India (Chloramphenicol)

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