Regulatory watch

23 October 2020

Strengthening of controls on sesame seeds from India

The implementing regulation (EU) 2020/1540 amending 2019/1793 has just been published in the OJEU. It strengthens the control of sesame seeds at the borders. In addition […]
13 October 2020

Publication of the 2019 RASFF Annual Report

The 2019 RASFF annual report for food and feed products has just been published. In 2019, 4,118 notifications were sent through the RASFF portal, including 1,173 […]
18 September 2020

Non-renewal of the approval of benalaxyl

Regulation 2020/1280 concerning the non-renewal of benalaxyl has just been published in the OJEU. EFSA has highlighted some concerns including the potential contamination of groundwater with […]
10 September 2020

New limits in PAH for vegetable powders used in drinks!

Regulation (EU) 2020/1255 has just been published in the OJEU. It sets maximum levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in powders of foodstuffs of plant origin […]
3 September 2020

Minimis” for pesticide residues in wine

This is the proposal of a Working Group coordinated by the IFV in which our laboratory participated: the implementation of de minimis in the analysis of […]
3 September 2020

End of use for Chlorpropham!

We informed you in June 2019: EU Regulation 2019/989 signed the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance Chlorpropham. This active ingredient is used in […]
27 August 2020

2020 update of the EU list of substances under monitoring in the field of water policy

The decision (EU) 2020/1161 establishing the EU-wide vigilance list of substances subject to monitoring in the field of water policy under Directive 2008/105/EC was published on […]
27 August 2020

EFSA publishes a health risk assessment for glycoalkaloids in potatoes.

EFSA has just published its assessment of the risks to human and animal health from glycoalkaloids in potatoes and derived products. Glycoalkaloids are naturally present in […]
27 August 2020

DGCCRF survey on gluten-free products

The DGCCRF conducted a survey to verify the absence of gluten and the correct use of the terms “gluten-free” or “low gluten” on products. People suffering […]