Food and Feed Changes – 26th July 2019

 

There are several changes to the list of ‘high risk’ non-animal origin products subject to control under Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009. The current legislative update is Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1249 which comes into force on 26th July 2019.

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 as a minimum. 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 (arriving on or after 26th July 2019)

Product CN Code Country of Origin Contaminant Sampling Frequency
Unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped apricot kernels intended to be placed on the market for the final consumer

(Food)

ex 1212 99 95 20 Turkey Cyanide 50%
Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell

Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled

Peanut butter

Grundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved

(Food and Feed)

1202 41 00

1202 42 00

2008 11 10

2008 11 91

2008 11 96

2008 11 98

United States Aflatoxins 10%
Turnips (Brassica rapa subsp. Rapa)

(Food – prepared or preserved by brine or citric acid, not frozen)

ex 2005 99 80 93 Lebanon Rhodamine B 50%
Turnips (Brassica rapa subsp. Rapa)

(Food – prepared or preserved by brine or citric acid, not frozen)

ex 2005 99 80 93 Syria Rhodamine B 50%
Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

(Food – fresh)

ex 0810 90 20 20

(jackfruits only)

Malaysia Pesticide residues 20%
Watermelon (Egusi, Citrullus spp.) seeds and derived products

(Food)

ex 1208 90 00 10 (rather than ex 1106 30 90 30) Sierra Leone Aflatoxins 50%

 

Products subject to a change to the frequency of sampling

Product CN code Country of Origin Contaminant Sampling Frequency
Goji berries (wolfberries)

(Lycium barbarum L.)

(Food – fresh, chilled or dried)

ex 0813 40 95 10

ex 0810 90 75 10

China Pesticide residues 20% (increase from 10%)
Tea, whether or not flavoured

(Food)

0902 China Pesticide residues 20% (increase from 10%)
Sweet peppers (Capsicum annum)

Peppers (other than sweet) (Capsicum spp.)

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen)

0709 60 10

0710 80 51

 

ex 0709 60 99 20

ex 0710 80 59 20

Dominican Republic Pesticide residues 50% (increase from 20%)
Yardlong beans (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis, vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata)

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen)

ex 0708 20 00 10

ex 0710 22 00 10

Dominican Republic Pesticide residues 50% (increase from 20%)
Dried apricots

Apricots, otherwise prepared or preserved

(Food)

0813 10 00

2008 50 61

Turkey Sulphites  10% (decrease from 20%)