Changes to High Risk Food and Feed list – 27th May 2020

There are several changes to the list of ‘high risk’ non-animal origin food and feed products subject to control under Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793. The amending legislation is Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/625 which will apply to consignments arriving from 27th May 2020 onwards.

A Common Health Entry Document (CHED-D) will need to be submitted for all consignments and sampling will be carried out in accordance with the published frequencies as a minimum. All CHED-Ds must be submitted on TRACES-NT. Information on how to complete CHED-Ds is available here.

Regulation 2020/625 will update and replace the list of food and feed controlled by Regulation 2019/1793. Products that are affected by the changes are identified below.

New products subject to control (arriving on or after 27th May 2020)

Product CN code Country of Origin Contaminant Sampling Frequency (percentage of consignments called for formal sampling)

 

Spice mixes

 

(Food)

 

0910 9110;

0910 9190

Pakistan (PK) Aflatoxins 50%
Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids

 

(Food – fresh or dried)

 

0805 21;

0805 22;

0805 29

Turkey (TR) Pesticide residues 5%
Oranges

 

(food – fresh or dried)

 

0805 10 Turkey (TR) Pesticide residues 10%

 

Products subject to a change to the frequency of sampling of consignments

Product CN code Country of Origin Contaminant Sampling Frequency (percentage of consignments called for formal sampling
Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.)

 

(Food – fresh or chilled)

 

0708 20 Kenya (KE) Pesticide residues 10%

(increased from 5%)

Dried grapes (including dried grapes cut or crushed into a paste, without any further treatment)

 

(Food)

 

0806 20 Turkey (TR) Ochratoxin A 10%

(increased from 5%)

Pomegranates

 

(Food – fresh or chilled)

 

Ex 0810 9075 30 Turkey (TR) Pesticide residues 20%

(increased from 10%)

Curry leaves (Bergera/Murraya koenigii)

 

 

 

(Food – fresh, chilled, frozen or dried)

 

Ex 1211 9086 10 India (IN) Pesticide residues 50%

(increased from 20%)

Note: moved from Annex II to Annex I so health certificate not required for import

 

 

Deleted products – no longer subject to control (consignments arriving on or after 27th May 2020) therefore a CHED-D and formal sampling will not be required

Product CN code Country of Origin Contaminant Sampling (old rate – no longer required)

 

Raspberries

 

 

 

(Food – frozen)

 

ex 0811 2011 10

ex 0811 2019 10

0811 2031

 

Serbia (RS) Norovirus 10%
Dried Apricots

 

Apricots, otherwise prepared or preserved

 

(Food)

 

0813 1000

 

2008 5061

Turkey (TR) Sulphites 10%
Lemons (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum)

 

(Food – fresh, chilled or dried)

 

0805 5010 Turkey (TR) Pesticide residues 10%

 

Amended entries, CN codes and product descriptions

  • Sesame seeds (Sesamum seeds) has been amended to read simply as Sesamum seeds to make clear that all raw and processed Sesamum seeds are covered by import requirements.
  • Groundnuts: all entries in Annexes I and II concerning groundnuts are amended to include groundnut flours and meals, oilcake and other solid residues resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil.
  • Peppers of the Capsicum species (sweet or other than sweet): imports from Sri Lanka and India have additional CN codes. These are ex 2005 9910 10; ex 2005 9980 94. CN code ex 2008 9999 79 is no longer covered.
  • Apricots, otherwise prepared or preserved from Uzbekistan to have CN code 2008 50 instead of 2008 5061.

 

Products which are moving from Annex I to Annex II

Note: these products will require an official certificate and the results of sampling and analysis to accompany the import. This applies to consignments which are dispatched from the country of origin on or after 27th May 2020.

Information on importing Annex II products can be found here

Product CN code Country of Origin Contaminant Sampling Frequency
Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet)

 

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen)

 

ex 0709 6099 20

ex 0710 8059 20

India (IN) Pesticide residues 10%
Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet)

 

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen)

 

ex 0709 6099 20

ex 0710 8059 20

Pakistan (PK) Pesticide residues 20%
Sesamum seeds

 

(Food)

 

1207 4090 Sudan (SD) Salmonella 20%

(reduced from 50%

Sesamum seeds

 

(Food)

 

1207 4090 Uganda (UG) Salmonella 20%

(reduced from 50%

 

Exempted imports: personal imports

The exempted imports are listed in Article 1(3) of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793. Regulation 2020/625 has amended the weight from gross weight to net weight so that the controls apply to the products themselves, not the goods and their packaging.

This means that personal imports of controlled food and feed imports are permitted provided that the net weight does not exceed 30kg, and the person importing the consignment can prove that it is not intended to be placed on the market but is for their personal consumption or us.