On June 27, 2017, the European Commission issued the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1142 of 27 June 2017 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 as regards the list of feed and food of non-animal origin subject to an increased level of official controls on imports.
On July 14, 2017, the European Commission published the Regulation 2017/1269 of 13 July 2017 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/949 as regards withdrawal of groundnuts (peanuts) from the United States of America from the list of approved pre-export checks as regards aflatoxins.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) launched a call for submissions on Proposal M1014 - Maximum Residue Limits, which seeks to align maximum residue limits (MRLs) in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) so that they are consistent with other national regulations.
The Agriculture and Livestock Service of Chile (SAG) notified the World Trade Organization of the phytosanitary requirements for the importation of inshell and shelled hazelnuts (Corylus avellana) from Argentina.
The Agriculture and Livestock Service of Chile (SAG) notified the World Trade Organization of the phytosanitary requirements for the importation of inshell and shelled walnuts (Juglans regia) from India.
According to the Almond Board of California, China’s Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) has published a draft measure on a new certification requirement for imported food products.
On July 7, 2017, the European Commission published the Regulation 2017/1237 of 7 July 2017 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards a maximum level of hydrocyanic acid in unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped apricot kernels placed on the market for the final consumer.