08/08/2016 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has spublished a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1322 entering taro vegetable (Κολοκάσι Σωτήρας / Κολ ...

08/08/2016 | Active substances: Chlorpyrifos

In January 2016 the European Commission has published a Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/60 as regards maximum residue levels for chlorpyrifos in certain products, including fresh fruit and vegetables. The Regulation will apply this week, as ...

01/08/2016 | Geographical indications

A publication of an application with regard to quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs of Italian tomato “Pomodoro di Pachino” was published. ...

25/07/2016 | Geographical indications

The following publications of applications with regard to quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs have been published: French pears and apples “Pommes et poires de savoie/pommes de savoie/poires de savoie” Englis ...

11/07/2016 | Biocidal products: approval of new biocides

The Commission has published the following Regulations with regards to the approval of new biocidal products: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1068 approving N-cyclopropyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine (cyromazine) as an ...

04/07/2016 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has approved the application for registration of a new products in the register of protected geographical indication (PGI) of Portuguese small fruit from the family of cherries "Ginja de Óbidos e Alcobaça ´ ...

04/07/2016 | Active substances: glyphosate

The European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1056 as regards the extension of the approval period of the active substance glyphosate. Although glyphosate is not used directly on crops of fruits and ve ...

04/07/2016 | Active substances: changes of MRLs

The European Commission has published the following regulations with regards to the changes of maximum residue levels. A Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1015 as regards maximum residue levels for 1-naphthylacetamide, 1-naphthylacetic aci ...

04/07/2016 | Biocidal products: approved substance

The European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1068 approving N-cyclopropyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine (cyromazine) as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 18 (In ...

20/06/2016 | Active substances

The European Commission has published the following: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/950 as regards the extension of the approval periods of the substances 2,4-DB, beta-cyfluthrin, carfentrazone ethyl, Coniothyrium minitans Strai ...

07/06/2016 | Suspension of temporarily imports from Bangladesh of foodstuffs containing or consisting of betel leaves

In the absence of guarantees from Bangladesh to address the serious risks to human health of betel leaves exported to Europe, the European Commission extended the suspension of imports from Bangladesh of foodstuff containing or consisting of betel le ...

07/06/2016 | Active substances: isoproturon, amitrole

The European Commission published the following regulations regarding the non-approval of certain active substances: A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/872 concerning the non-renewal of approval of the active substance isopro ...

23/05/2016 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has published a publication of an application for approval of a minor amendment of protected geographical indication, Italian apples “MELANNURCA CAMPANA”. ...

02/05/2016 | Active substances - MRL changes

A corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/71 of 26 January 2016 was published. The corrigendum amends Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as regards maximum residue levels for 1-methylcyclopropene, flonicamid, flutri ...

02/05/2016 | Biocidal products: peracetic acid

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/672 approving peracetic acid as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products was publishes in the Official Journal of the  European Union. Peracetic acid is now approved for p ...

02/05/2016 | Coordinated multiannual control programme in MSs on MRLs in 2017-2019

The European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/662 concerning a coordinated multiannual control programme of the Union for 2017, 2018 and 2019 to ensure compliance with maximum residue levels of pestici ...

11/04/2016 | Active substances - MRL changes

A Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/486 as regards maximum residue levels for cyazofamid, cycloxydim, difluoroacetic acid, fenoxycarb, flumetralin, fluopicolide, flupyradifurone, fluxapyroxad, kresoxim-methyl, mandestrobin, mepanipyrim, metal ...

11/04/2016 | Approval of various active substances

The following regulations were published: A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/548 approving the basic substance diammonium phosphate. A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/549 as regards the extension of the ...

04/04/2016 | Changes to Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 669/2009

As a consequence of the satisfactory results reported by Member States, aubergines and bitter melon from the Dominican Republic will be de-listed from Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 669/2009.  Concerning new listings, the following commodities wi ...

04/04/2016 | Active substances - MRL changes

The Commission has published a Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/452 concerning the regards maximum residue levels for captan, propiconazole and spiroxamine in or on certain fruit and vegetables.  ...

21/03/2016 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has published a publication of an application submitted by Cyprus for a vegetable - taro root ‘Κολοκάσι Σωτήρας’/‘&Ka ...

21/03/2016 | Active substances: new authorisations

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/370 approving the active substance pinoxaden in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, amending the Annex to Commission ...

14/03/2016 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/328 approving non-minor amendment to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical in ...

22/02/2016 | Geographical indications

The following Regulations were published in the Official Journal of the European Commission: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/198 of 3 February 2016 entering the name of Abricots rouges du Roussillon in the register of protected d ...

15/02/2016 | Active substances: renewal of approval

European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1823 renewing the approval of the active substance pyraflufen-ethyl. ...

15/02/2016 | Imports of betel leaves from India

Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 provides for an increased level of official controls on imports of certain feed and food of non-animal origin listed in Annex I to that Regulation. Betel leaves (Piper betle L.) originating from India are s ...

15/02/2016 | Active substances: new authorisation of a candidate for substitution

The European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/177 approving the active substance benzovindiflupyr as a candidate for substitution. ...

08/02/2016 | Active substances: non-approval

The European Commission published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1107/2009 concerning the non-approval of the active substance 3-decen-2-one. ...

08/02/2016 | Biocidal products

The following regulations were published: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/131 approving C(M)IT/MIT (3:1) as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products for product-types 2 and 4. Commission Implementing Decision (E ...

08/02/2016 | Active substances: amended authorisation conditions

Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/143 amending Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards COS-OGA, cerevisane, calcium hydroxide, lecithins, Salix spp cortex, vinegar, fructose, Pepino mosaic v ...

08/02/2016 | Active substances: renewal of approval

The European Commission has published the following: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/139 renewing the approval of the active substance metsulfuron-methyl, as a candidate for substitution. Commission Implementing Regulation ( ...

08/02/2016 | Active substances - MRL changes

The European Commission has published a Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/156 as regards maximum residue levels for boscalid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, folpet and tolclofos-methyl. ...

01/02/2016 | Geographical indications

The following Regulations were published in the Official Journal of the European Commission: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/82 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indica ...

01/02/2016 | Active substances: MRL changes

A Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/71 as regards maximum residue levels for 1-methylcyclopropene, flonicamid, flutriafol, indolylacetic acid, indolylbutyric acid, pethoxamid, pirimicarb, prothioconazole and teflubenzuron in or on certain pro ...

01/02/2016 | Biocidal products

The following regulations concerning approval or non-approval of biocidal products were published: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/105 approving biphenyl-2-ol as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products for produ ...

25/01/2016 | Active substances - MRL changes

The following publications with regard to authorisation of active substances authorisation or setting of maximum residue levels were published in the Official Journal of the European Commission: Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/67 as regar ...

11/01/2016 | Imports of food originating from Japan

Following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station on 11 March 2011, the Commission was informed that radionuclide levels in certain food products originating in Japan exceeded the action levels in food applicable in Japan. Such contaminat ...

11/01/2016 | Active substances: MRL changes

Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1 as regards maximum residue levels for bifenazate, boscalid, cyazofamid, cyromazine, dazomet, dithiocarbamates, fluazifop-P, mepanipyrim, metrafenone, picloram, propamocarb, pyridaben, pyriofenone, sulfoxaflor, t ...

20/12/2015 | Increased level of controls of imported products

The European Commission had been amending Regulation (EU) 2015/2583 by revising the list of feed and food of non-animal origin subject to an increased level of official controls on import. This list has to be revised quarterly, based on the findin ...

14/12/2015 | Geographical indications

The Commission Implementing Regulation (EU)2015/2266 has been entering the name of the French asparagus “Asperges du Blayais” in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications. The announ ...

30/11/2015 | Geographical indications

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2111 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications of French onion “Echalote d´Anjou” was published this week. ...

30/11/2015 | Active substances: approval or non-approval

The European Commission has published various Regulations concerning approval or non-approval of active substances. These are as follow: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2105 approving the active substance flumetralin as a candida ...

16/11/2015 | Active substances: renewal of approval

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2033 renewing the approval of the active substance 2,4 D - (2,4-dichlorophenoxy)acetic acid was published in the OJ. It shall apply as from 1 January 2016 and the extension will expire on 31 De ...

09/11/2015 | Biocidal products

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1982 approving hexaflumurin as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products for product-type 18 (Product-type 18: Insecticides, acaricides and products to control other arthropods) ...

02/11/2015 | Active substances: guazatine

The European Commission has published a Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1910 as regards maximum residue levels of guazatine in citrus fruit. The MRL of 5 ppm therefore was lowered to the level of detection of 0.05 ppm. The level of detectio ...

26/10/2015 | Geographical indications

The following publications have been published by the European Commission: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1865 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications for Italia ...

26/10/2015 | Active substances: MRL changes

The following publications were published concerning the approval of active substances or setting of the maximum residue levels: Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/845 as regards maximum residue levels for azoxystrobin, chlorantrani ...

26/10/2015 | Active substances - extension of approvals

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1885 as regards the extension of the approval periods of the active substances 2,4-D, acibenzolar-s-methyl, amitrole, bentazone, cyhalofop butyl, diquat, esfenvalerate, famoxadone, flumioxazine ...

19/10/2015 | Imports from Ghana: measures to prevent the introduction of harmful organisms

Plant health checks carried out by Member States on consignments of certain plants and plant products originating in Ghana revealed that a high number of these plants and plant products were infested with harmful organisms, mainly non-European Tephri ...

05/10/2015 | Biocidal products

The European Commission has published several decisions with regard to the approval and non-approval of active substances used in composition of biocidal products: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1730 approving hydrogen peroxide ...

28/09/2015 | Geographical indications

The Commission has approved the addition of “Melón de Torre Pacheco-Murcia”, a sweet melon grown in Murcia / Spain to the register of Protected Geographical Indications. More information to be found here. ...

28/09/2015 | Increased import controls: Reg. 669/2009

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1607 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 as regards the increased level of official controls on imports of food products was published in the OJ. In this Regulation the European Co ...

31/08/2015 | Geographical indications

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1424 approving non-minor amendments to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin of French apples “Pomme du Limousin”. ...

17/08/2015 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has published a publication with regards to an application for a protected geographical indication of Spanish pomegranates ‘Granada Mollar de Elche’/‘Granada de Elche’. ...

17/08/2015 | Active substances: Fructose and Florasulam

The European Commission has published the following Regulations: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1392 approving the basic substance fructose. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1397 renewing the approval of the ac ...

10/08/2015 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has published a publication with regards to an application for a protected geographical indication of Italian asparagus ‘Asparago di Cantello’. ...

03/08/2015 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has published a publication with regards to an application for a protected geographical indication of French artichokes “Artichaut du Roussillon”. ...

03/08/2015 | Active substances: Sulfoxaflor

The European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1295 approving the active substance sulfoxaflor as a plant protection product. ...

03/08/2015 | Active substances

The European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1295 approving the active substance sulfoxaflor as a plant protection product. ...

27/07/2015 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has published a publication with regards to an application for a protected geographical indication of French asparagus “Asperges du Blayais”. ...

27/07/2015 | Active substances

The following publications with regard to active substances were published in the OJ of the EU: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1191 concerning the non-approval of Artemisia vulgaris L. as a basic substance. Commission Implement ...

20/07/2015 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has published: Publication with regards to an application for a protected geographical indication of Croatian cabbage ‘Varaždinsko zelje’. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1150 entering a n ...

20/07/2015 | Active substances

The following publications with regard to active substances were published in the OJ of the EU: Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1101 as regards maximum residue levels for difenoconazole, fluopicolide, fluopyram, isopyrazam and pendimethalin in ...

06/07/2015 | Geographical indications

The Commission has published a publication with regards to an application for a protected geographical indication of French onions ‘Echalote d’Anjou’. ...

06/07/2015 | EU extends import ban on betel leaves from Bangladesh

The EU has extended the import prohibition for betel leaves or foodstuffs containing betel from Bangladesh until 30 June 2016. Although Bangladesh imposed an export ban of these products itself and submitted an action plan in May 2015, 25 cases of at ...

06/07/2015 | Active substances

The following publications with regard to active substances were published  in the OJ of the EU: -A corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/868 of 26 May 2015 amending Annexes II to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European P ...

06/07/2015 | Reinforced border checks – Reg. 669/2009

The European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1012 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 implementing Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the ...

15/06/2015 | Geographical indications

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/906 approving non-minor amendments to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin protected geographical indications of Italian cherries “Ciliegia di ...

15/06/2015 | Active substances

The following publications were published: Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/86 as regards maximum residue levels for 2,4,5-T, barban, binapacryl, bromophos-ethyl, camphechlor (toxaphene), chlorbufam, chloroxuron, chlozolinate, DNOC, di-allate, d ...

08/06/2015 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has published the following: - a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/858 approving non-minor amendments to the specifications for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and prote ...

08/06/2015 | Active substances

The following Regulations were published: a Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/845 as regards maximum residue levels for: azoxystrobin, chlorantraniliprole, cyantraniliprole, dicamba, difenoconazole, fenpyroximate, fludioxonil, glufosinate-ammoniu ...

26/05/2015 | Geographical indication

The Commission has published several publications with regard to geographcal indications: A publication with regards to an application for a protected geographical indication of Italian lemons ‘Limone di Siracusa’. Commissio ...

11/05/2015 | Geographical indications

The Commission has published a publication with regards to an application for a protected geographical indication of French lemons ‘Citron de Menton’ ...

04/05/2015 | Geographical indications

The Commission has published a publication with regards to an application for a protected geographical indication of Spanish melons ‘Melón de Torre Pacheco-Murcia’. ...

04/05/2015 | Commission Recommendation on the monitoring of the presence of perchlorate in food

The European Commission has published a Commission Recommendation (EU) 2015/682 on the monitoring of the presents of perchlorate in food. The Recommendation was adopted by the EU MSs in March on the occasion of new temporary enforcement lev ...

24/04/2015 | Geographical indications

The Commission has published a non-minor amendment application for the PDO Pomme du Limousin. ...

17/04/2015 | Geographical indications

The Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/582 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications of Austrian pears “Pöllauer Hirschbirne&rd ...

17/04/2015 | Coordinated control programme of the Union for 2016-2018 on pesticides

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/595 concerning a coordinated multiannual control programme of the Union for 2016-2018 was published in the OJ. The purpose of the Regulation is to ensure compliance with maximum residue levels ...

17/04/2015 | Active substances

Recently the Commission published the following Regulations with regard to changes of maximum residue levels: Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/603 as regards maximum residue levels for 2-naphthyloxyacetic acid, acetochlor, chloropicrin, diflufen ...

03/04/2015 | Official controls - Annex I of Regulation 699/2009

The European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/525 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 regarding the increased level of official controls on imports of certain feed and food of non-animal or ...

20/03/2015 | Geographical indications

A publication of an application for a geographical indication of French artichoke “Artichaut du Roussillon”. The application can be opposed or commented within the period of six months. ...

20/03/2015 | Plant protection products

Several Commission Regulation were published: A Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/399 as regards maximum residue levels for 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene, benfuracarb, carbofuran, carbosulfan, ethephon, fenamidone, fenvalerate, fenhexamid, furathi ...

13/03/2015 | Update on active substances: biocides and plant protection products

The European Commission has published the following publications: Biocides A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/407 approving propan-2-ol as an active substance for use in biocidal products. Propan-2-ol is approved for product t ...

06/03/2015 | Geographical indications

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/358 approving non-minor amendments of the PDO of Spanish cherries “Cereza del Jerte”.  ...

27/02/2015 | Geographical indications

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/291 approving non-minor amendments to Italian PGI “Asparago bianco di Cimadolmo” was published in the Official Journal. ...

27/02/2015 | Active substances

Two Commission Implementing Regulations were published with regards to the approval of active substances: Commission Implementing regulation (EU) 2015/308 amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval of active substan ...

20/02/2015 | Geographical indications

The following publications were published in the Official Journal of the European Union in regards to the authorisations of geographical indications: A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/255 approving minor amendments to the specificatio ...

20/02/2015 | EU re-authorises mango imports from India

The Euroropean Comission issued a new implementing decision re-authorising the import of mangoes from India into the EU, applicable immediately. However, mangoes from India will need to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate that des ...

20/02/2015 | Approval of copper compounds

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/232 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance copper compounds was published in the Official Journal. According to the Regulation maximum levels for certain heavy metals, ...

20/02/2015 | EU re-authorises mango imports from India

In a new implementing decision issued last week, the European Commission re-authorised the import of mangoes from India into the EU, applicable immediately. However, mangoes from India will need to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certific ...

16/01/2015 | Geographical indications

An amendment was made to an original geographical indication on the inclusion of new varieties of grape: the white grapes Doña María, Dominga and Victoria and the black grape Red Globe. Secondly, several other grape varieties were found ...

10/01/2015 | Approval of chromafenozide

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/51 concerning an approval of active substance chromafenozide was published this week in the Official Journal. The Regulation shall apply as from 1 April 2015. ...

08/01/2015 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has published a publication concerning an application for a registration as geographical indication of Portuguese apples ‘Maçã de Alcobaça’. The publication confers the right to be op ...

02/12/2014 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has approved the addition of the Italian Pescabivona (PGI) to the register of protected designations of origin (PDOs) and protected geographical indications (PGIs). Pescabivona describes fruits of the following four peach ec ...

26/11/2014 | Geographical indications

A Commission Implementing regulation (EU) No 1199/2014 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and geographical indications of Spanish sweet pepper ‘Pemento de Mougán’ ...

15/11/2014 | Geographical indications

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1199/2014 concerning the registration of Spanish sweet pepper "Pemento de Mougán". ...

04/11/2014 | Plant protection products – changes in MRLs

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1096/2014 as regards maximum residue levels for carbaryl, procymidone and profenofos. Commission Regulation (EU) No 1126/2014 as regards maximum residue levels for asulam, cyanamide, dicloran, flumioxazin, flupyrsulfur ...

04/11/2014 | Geographical indications

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1051/2014 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications of Italian grapefruit “Pomelo de Corse”.  This Regulation shall enter ...

30/10/2014 | MRLs and enforcement levels for DDAC and BAC

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1119/2014 of 16 October 2014 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for benzalkonium chloride and didecyldimethylammonium ...

25/10/2014 | Changes in frequency of plant health checks

European Commission has announced changes in the frequency of plant health checks for several fruits and vegetables. These changes are the following: Citrus from Mexico: decreased from 15% to 10% Citrus from Peru: decreased from 15% to 10% Ci ...

25/10/2014 | Official publication: review of Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 669/2009

EU has confirmed the entry and removal of products to the list of reinforced border checks according to Regulation (EC) No 669/2009.As a result of the satisfactory results reported by Member States, frozen strawberries and pomelos from China will ...

10/10/2014 | Commission Regulation concerning the MRLs of fosetyl-al

The European Commission has published a Commission Regulation 991/2014 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for fosetyl in or on certain products.This Reg ...

04/10/2014 | Food additives: approval Sodium alginate (E 401) for peeled, cut and shredded fruit and vegetables

A Commission Regulation (EU) No 969/2014 as regards the use of Sodium alginate (E 401) for the use in only prepacked refrigerated unprocessed fruit and vegetables ready for consumption, to be sold to the final consumer. The additive will be includ ...

17/09/2014 | Import of okra and curry leaves from India

In a new regulation, the European Commission establishes stricter procedures for the import of okra and curry leaves from India following repeated high levels of pesticides without improvement. Consignments of these products have be accompanied by ...

04/09/2014 | Active substances

The European Commission has published a Commission Regulation (EU) No 878/2014 as regards the extension of the approval periods of the active substances dichlorprop-P, metconazole and triclopyr.  This Regulation shall enter into force on the ...

03/09/2014 | Active substances

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 890/2014 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance tebuconazole. The Regulation amends a PART A of the Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 on the categorisation of the product as ...

02/09/2014 | Change to list of organic control bodies in third countries

The Commission has made a number of changes to the list of organic control bodies in third countries approved by the EU. More detailed information can be found at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.228.01.0009.01. ...

12/08/2014 | Extension of temporary suspension of imports of betel leaves from Bangladesh

A Commission Implementing Decision amending Implementing Decision 2014/88/EU suspending temporarily imports from Bangladesh of betel leaves (Piper betle). Bangladesh has informed the Commission that from November 2012 there has been a ban on all be ...

02/08/2014 | Replacement of Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

European Commission has published a Commission Regulation (EU) No 752/2014 replacement of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. The Regulation provides the list of the products of plant and animal origin to which the maximum residue levels of pes ...

31/07/2014 | Citrus black spot – Commission implanting decision published in the Official Journal

The Commission implementing decision (2014/422) regarding the additional protective measures takeh to prevent the CBS risk and spread in Europe from citrus fruit originating in South Africa has now been published in the Official Journal of the EU ...

15/07/2014 | Active substances

A Commission Regulation (EU) No 737/2014 as regards maximum residue levels for 2-phenylphenol, chlormequat, cyflufenamid, cyfluthrin, dicamba, fluopicolide, flutriafol, fosetyl, indoxacarb, isoprothiolane, mandipropamid, metaldehyde, metconazo ...

10/07/2014 | EU publishes list of imports of plant origin subject to reinforced border checks - Regulation (EC) 669/2009, Annex I

This week the European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 718/2014 amending Annex I of Regulation (EU) 669/2009 as regards the increased level of official controls of imports of certain food products.  Concer ...

30/06/2014 | Changes to control bodies approved for purpose of organic equivalency

The Commission has added some control bodies to the list of approved control bodies in countries for which equivalency of organic production applies, and removed some others: The inclusion of Canada as a country approved for the purpose of equiv ...

31/05/2014 | Removal of acid esters (E 912) from the Union list of authorised food additives

EFSA launched public calls for scientific data on montan acid esters (E 912) in February 2012. No data on toxicokinetics and reproductive and developmental toxicity of montan acid esters were available. The available data on short-term and ...

01/05/2014 | Active substances

A Commission Regulation (EU) No 364/2014 as regards maximum residue levels for fenpyroximate, flubendiamide, isopyrazam, kresoxim-methyl in or on certain products, including fresh produce. The Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day ...

01/05/2014 | Changes to plant protection substances authorised under organic farming regulation

The Commission has published a number of changes to plant protection products authorised for organic farming. In the new implementing regulation 354/2014, the Commission has specified the following: The substances biogas digestate, hydrolysed pro ...

30/04/2014 | Active substances

A Commission Regulation (EU) No 318/2014 as regards maximum residue levels for fenarimol, metaflumizone and teflubenzuron in or on certain products, including fresh produce. The changes in MRLs shall apply from 27 March 2014. A Commission Regulati ...

18/04/2014 | Changes in Regulation (EC) 669/2009, Annex I & Annex II - in force as from 1 of April

Recently the European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 323/2014 amending Annexes I and II to Regulation (EC) No 669/2009. Concerning new listings, the following commodities are added to the list of feed and food ...

20/03/2014 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has approved the addition of two new quality farm products to the register of protected designations of origin (PDOs) and protected geographical indications (PGIs).  These are, German Bornheimer Spargel (PGI, also "Spa ...

28/02/2014 | Geographical indications

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 170/2014 approving non-minor amendments to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications of Italian carrot “Melon d ...

28/02/2014 | Active substances

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 187/2014 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the conditions of the active substance methiocarb. This Regulation shall enter into force the twentieth day following that of its pub ...

16/02/2014 | Active substances

Commission Regulations concerning the approval active substances and their placing on the market as plant protection products: A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 143/2014 approving the active substance pyridalyl. It shall apply from 1 Jul ...

12/02/2014 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has approved a new quality farm product to the register of protected designations of origin (PDOs) and protected geographical indications (PGIs). It is a Slovakian origin, " Paprika Žitava " / "Žitavská paprika" (P ...

10/02/2014 | Active substances

A Commission Regulation (EU) No 87/2014 concerning the amendments of maximum residue levels of the following substances: acetamiprid, butralin, chlorotoluron, daminozide, isoproturon, picoxystrobin, pyrimethanil and trinexapac. A Commission Imple ...

26/01/2014 | Active substances

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 85/2014 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval period of the active substance cooper compounds. The Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth ...

13/01/2014 | Geographical indications

The European Commission on the 21 of December 2013 has pusblished a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1400/2013 concerning the approval of the protected geographical indication of German cabbage “Dithmarscher Kohl”. ...

08/01/2014 | Active substances

The European Commission published a Commission Regulation (EU) No 51/2014 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as regards maximum residue levels for dimethomorph, indoxacarb and pyraclostrobin in/on fresh produce and other products. Th ...

02/01/2014 | Geographical indications

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1400/2013 concerning the approval of the protected geographical indication of Greek tomatoes “Τοματάκι  Σαντορίνη&sigma ...

20/12/2013 | EU updates list of imports of plant origin subject to reinforced border checks: changes in Regulation (EC) 669/2009, Annex I

Controls performed at European Union borders on the basis of Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 continue to deliver results and, as a consequence, the EU is removing some products from the list of feed and food of non-animal origin that are subject to an ...

13/12/2013 | CBS - publication of regulation on temporary RSA emergency measures

Regulation 2013/754 on the prevention of the introduction and spread of CBS in the EU as regards South Africa: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.196.01.0021.01.ENG ...

21/11/2013 | Active substances

Commission Regulations as regards the approval of active substances or amendments of MRLs: Commission Regulation (EC) No 1138/2013 concerning the amendments of maximum residue levels of bitertanol, chlorfenvinphos, dodine and vinclozolin on/in var ...

20/11/2013 | Approval of several active substances

The European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1199/2013 approving an active chlorantraniliprole. Chlorantraniliprole as an insecticide can be used on tree fruit, grapes, citrus, potatoes, aubergine, tomato, pepp ...

15/11/2013 | Active substance - bifenox

The European Commission this week has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1124/2013 amending the specific provisions of an active substance bifenox.  The Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that o ...

13/11/2013 | Extension of approval of several active substances

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 concerning the extension of the approval periods of several active substances: clothianidin, dimoxystrobin, oxamyl and pethoxamid. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day fol ...

08/11/2013 | Geographical indications

The European Commission has approved the addition of three new fruit and vegetable products to the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications. The first is " Melone Mantovano " (PGI) for Italy, a melon grow ...

10/10/2013 | Modification to plant health checks on imports

Commission Regulation 1756/2004 specifies detailed conditions for a reduction or increase of plant health checks on certain plants and plant products. The Commission has issued a note that modifies the check frequency for fruits and vegetables from ...

25/09/2013 | Active substances: changes in MRLs

The European Commission has published a Commission Regulation (EU) No 1004/2013 amending the Annexes II and III of the Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as regards maximum residue levels for 8-hydroxyquinoline, cyproconazole, cyprodinil, fluopyram, pendi ...

25/09/2013 | EU updates list of imports of plant origin subject to reinforced border checks (Regulation 669/2009)

The European Coommission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 925/2013 amending an Annex I of the Regulation 669/2009 on increased level of official controls on imports. According to the Regulation No 925/2013 watermelon from Br ...

06/09/2013 | Amendments of MRLs of several active substances

The European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 834/2013 amending the maximum residue levels of the following active substances: acequinocyl, bixafen, diazinon, difenoconazole, etoxazole, fenhexamid, fludioxonil, ...

23/08/2013 | Amended MRLs of several active substances

A Commission Regulation (EU) No 777/2013 concerning maximum residue levels for clodinafop, clomazone, diuron, ethalfluralin, ioxynil, iprovalicarb, maleic hydrazide, mepanipyrim, metconazole, prosulfocarb and tepraloxydim in /on certain agricultura ...

16/08/2013 | Active substances: fipronil

The European Commisison has published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 781/2013 concerning the conditions of approval of the active substance fipronil, and prohibiting the use and sale of seeds treated with plant protection product con ...

16/08/2013 | Active substances: benalaxyl-M, valifenalate

The European Commission has published a Commission Implementing Decision allowing Member States to extend provisional authorisations granted for the active substances benalaxyl-M and valifenalate. Member States may extend provisional authorisations ...

16/08/2013 | Active substance Diphenylamine (DPA) in apples and pears

The European Commission has published a Commission Regulation (EU) No 772/2013 amending annexes of the Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 concerning maximum residue levels for Diphenylamine in apple and pear commodities. The Regulation shall enter into fo ...

09/08/2013 | Commission extends approval period of seven active substances

The Commission published an Implementing Regulation 762/2013 which amends Regulation 540/2011 by extending the approval period for seven active substances. Please see the substances and the extension of approval periods below. MCPA: extended from ...

25/07/2013 | Applications for authorisation of genetically modified food

The Commission Implementing Regulation 503/2013 on applications for authorisation of genetically modified food and feed has been published in the Official Journal. The regulation refers to Regulation 1829/2003 and amends regulations 641/2004 and 198 ...

25/07/2013 | Active substances: amendments of MRLs for 2,4-DB, dimethomorph, indoxacarb, and pyraclostrobin

The European Commission has published a Commission Regulation (EU) No 668/2013 amending the Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as regards maximum residue levels for 2,4-DB, dimethomorph, indoxacarb, and pyraclostrobin on certain agricultural products, inc ...

25/07/2013 | Amendments concerning marketing standards in the fruit and vegetable sector

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 594/2013 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 concerning marketing standards in the fruit and vegetables sector was published in the OJ. The amending Regulation seeks to avoid unnecessary ba ...

25/07/2013 | Approval of active substances eugenol and thymol

The European Commission has approved the active substance eugenol. The regulation applies from 1 December 2013. It can be consulted at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:163:0017:0020:EN:PDF. The Commission has also ap ...

18/06/2013 | Approval of active substances

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 533/2013 of 10 June 2013 regarding the extension of the approval periods of the active substances 1-methyl-cyclopropene, chlorothalonil, chlorotoluron, cypermethrin, daminozide, forchlorfenuron, indoxaca ...

18/06/2013 | Food additives permitted for marking of certain fruits

The European Commission has published Regulation 510/2013 amending Regulation 1333/2008 on the substances allowed for marking certain fruits (i.e. to highlight markings drawn by a laser). Iron oxides and hydroxides have been approved as a contras ...

18/06/2013 | Amendments to various MRLs for fruit and vegetables

The European Commission this week has published Commission Regulation (EU) No 500/2013 amending Annexes II, III and IV to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as regards maximum residue levels for various pesticides on fresh fruit and vegetables. ...

18/06/2013 | Period of analysis of certain pesticides performed on a voluntary basis

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 480/2013 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 788/2012 regarding the period of analysis of certain pesticides performed on a voluntary basis was published in the Official Journal. The Regulation amends ...

18/06/2013 | Plant protection products: clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 485/2013, setting new EU requirements for the authorisation of plant protection products and active substances clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid, amending the Regulation (EC) No 540/2011, ...

27/05/2013 | New data requirements for plant protection products: clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid

Two Commission Regulations setting new EU data requirements for the authorisation of plant protection products and active substances, in relation to Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, were published this week in the EU Official Journal. Two complementa ...

27/05/2013 | Period of analysis of certain pesticides performed on a voluntary basis

A Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 480/2013 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 788/2012 regarding the period of analysis of certain pesticides performed on a voluntary basis wa spublished in the Official Journal. The Regulation amends th ...

05/04/2013 | EU Pesticide MRL – changes

Commission Regulation (EU) No 293/2013 was published introducing MRL-changes for the active substances emamectin benzoate, etofenprox, etoxazole, flutriafol, glyphosate, phosmet, pyraclostrobin, spinosad and spirotetramat. All changes concern incr ...

22/03/2013 | Pesticide MRL – changes

Commission Regulation (EU) No 251/2013 was published introducing MRL-changes for the active substances aminopyralid, bifenazate, captan, fluazinam, fluopicolide, folpet, kresoxim-methyl, penthiopyrad, proquinazid, pyridate and tembotrione. All cha ...

14/03/2013 | Pesticide MRL – changes

Commission Regulation (EU) No 241/2013 was published introducing MRL-changes for the active substances chlorantraniliprole, fludioxonil and prohexadione. All changes concern increases of MRLs or new MRLs, hence they will apply as from the day foll ...

08/03/2013 | Active substances: ametoctradin & fluazifop-P

Ametoctradin: a Commission Implementing Regulation No 200/2013 of 8 March 2013 approving the active substance ametoctradin, in accordance with Regulation No 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market has been publis ...

08/03/2013 | Pesticide MRL-changes

This week the EU Commission published changes to the commodity list (Annex I) of the EU MRL regulation (396/2005). Commission Regulation (EU) No 212/2013 provides for a new Annex I clarifying further the scope of the commodities as well as amending ...

05/03/2013 | Approval of active substances: mandipropamid & ethylene

Mandipropamid: a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 188/2013 of 5 March 2013 approving the active substance mandipropamid, in accordance with Regulation No 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, has bee ...

14/02/2013 | Amended Regulation on imports of organic products from third countries

In order to improve the control of imported organic products into the Community of the European Union from third countries, the European Commission this week published a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) no 125/2013 amending Regulation (EC) N ...

11/02/2013 | Safeguard measures on okra and curry leaves from India

As of 18th February 2013 according to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 91/2013 new safeguard measures on okra and curry leaves imports from India will be applying.   ...

29/01/2013 | The EC removes temporary measures regarding Xanthomonas campestris

This week the European Commission published a Commission Implementing Decision amending Decision 2004/416/EC on temporary emergency measures in respect of certain citrus fruit originating in Brazil. The decision removes temporary emergency measures ...

18/01/2013 | Extension of use of the active substances emamectin and maltodextrin

The Commission Implementing Decision 2013/38/EU of 18 January 2013 which allows the Member States to extend provisional authorisations granted for the new active substances emamectin and maltodextrin has been published this week. The decision shall ...

18/01/2013 | Amendments on various MRLs for fruit and vegetables

The European Commission this week has published a Commission Regulation (EU) No 34/2013 and a Commission Regulation (EU) No 35/2013 amending Regulation (EC) 396/2005 as regards maximum residue levels for various pesticides on fresh fruit and vegetab ...

15/01/2013 | Approval of the active substance cyflumetofen

The Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 22/2013 of 15 January 2013 approving the active substance cyflumetofen has been published this week. The Regulation refers to the Regulation No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the European ...

01/01/2013 | New quality scheme legislation come into force under regulation 1151/2012

On 1st January the new framework for Quality Schemes for agriculture products came with Council Regulation EU N° 1151/2012 into force. The legislation introduces a simplified regime for several quality schemes one single legal instrument and se ...

20/12/2012 | Increased import controls - Quarterly review product/origin combinations

On 20 December the EU Commission published the revised list of product/origin combinations subject to increased import controls in the framework of Regulation 669/2009.  Commission Regulation (EU) No 1235/2012 adds Brazilian watermelons (Sal ...

19/12/2012 | EU updates list of imports of plant origin subject to reinforced border checks

Controls performed at European Union borders on the basis of Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 continue to deliver results and, as a consequence, the EU is adjusting the intensity of controls for some products, while adding others to the list of feed an ...

05/12/2012 | Use extensions of waxes

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1147/2012 extending the use of several waxes to other fruits has been published in the Official Journal. The regulation extends the use of Beeswax, Carnauba wax, Shellac and Microcrystalline wax to other fruits ref ...

08/10/2012 | EU Pesticide MRL-changes

Commission Regulation (EU) No 899/2012 was published introducing MRL-changes for the active substances acephate, alachlor, anilazine, azocyclotin, benfuracarb, butylate, captafol, carbaryl, carbofuran, carbosulfan, chlorfenapyr, chlorthal-dimeth ...

05/10/2012 | EU Pesticide MRL-changes

Commission Regulation (EU) No 897/2012 was published introducing MRL-changes for the active substances acibenzolar-S-methyl, amisulbrom, cyazofamid, diflufenican, dimoxystrobin, methoxyfenozide and nicotine. All changes concern increases of MRLs or n ...

26/07/2012 | EU Pesticide MRL-changes

Commission Regulation (EU) No 592/2012 was published introducing MRL-changes for the active substances bifenazate, captan, cyprodinil, fluopicolide, hexythiazox, isoprothiolane, metaldehyde, oxadixyl and phosmet. Since all changes are related to new ...

26/07/2012 | Quaternary Ammonium Compound residues - temporary safety level

On 25 July the EU Commission and Member States adopted guidelines to deal with the presence of Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC) in foodstuffs which will apply as from 26 July. Similar guidelines had been adopted for another quaternary ammonium compound, D ...

31/05/2012 | EU Pesticide MRL-changes

Commission Regulation (EU) No 441/2012 was published introducing MRL-changes for the active substances bifenazate, bifenthrin, boscalid, cadusafos, chlorantraniliprole, chlorothalonil, clothianidin, cyproconazole, deltamethrin, dicamba, difenoconaz ...

07/05/2012 | EU Pesticide MRL-changes

Commission Regulation (EU) No 322/2012 was published introducing MRL-changes for the active substances clopyralid, dimethomorph, fenpyrazamine, folpet and pendimethalin. Since all changes are related to new uses on fruit and vegetables and thus incre ...

26/04/2012 | EU Pesticide authorisations - Metam

Commission Regulation 359/2012 was published authorising the soil fumigant Metam in the EU. Two years ago the substance was not authorised but was granted a significant number of essential uses, which led the manufacturer to resubmit the dossier. T ...