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 EUOn 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:
|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.