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24 November, 2021 Legal Update

Food Safety Update: November 24, 2021

Food Safety Update: November 24, 2021


Discover this month's food safety update with news from the European Union and Controls at Entry.


EU: Changes to Official Controls at Entry into the EU

On November 3, the European Commission published the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1900 of 27 October 2021, amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 on official controls and emergency measures governing the entry into the EU of certain goods from certain third countries due to the risk of contamination by mycotoxins, pesticide residues, pentachlorophenol and dioxins, and microbiological contamination.
 
As for nuts and dried fruits, changes to official controls at the entry into the EU:
 
Product Origin Reason Action
Peanuts/groundnuts Brazil Possible contamination by pesticide residues increased level of official controls with a frequency of identity and physical checks set at 20 %
Peanuts/groundnuts USA Aflatoxins increase to 20 % the frequency of identity and physical checks to be performed
Hazelnuts and products produced from hazelnuts Georgia Aflatoxins decrease to 20 % the frequency of identity and physical checks to be performed
Hazelnuts and products produced from hazelnuts Turkey, Azerbaijan Aflatoxins listed in Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793
Pistachios USA Aflatoxins Deleted from Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793
 
Date of entry into force: November 23, 2021.
 
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