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 FigsMixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing figs

Dried fig paste

Dried figs, prepared or preserved, including mixtues

Flour, meal or powder of dried figs


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 shellHazelnuts (Corylus spp.) shelled

Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing hazelnuts

Hazelnut pasteHazelnuts, otherwise prepared or preserved, including mixturesFlour, meal and powder of hazelnutsCut, sliced or broken hazelnutsCut, sliced or broken hazelnuts, otherwise prepared or preservedHazelnut oil


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 10ex 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