Regulatory watch

The Phytocontrol laboratory presents all the latest news concerning regulatory monitoring in Hydrology and Agri-food.

31 October 2023

Food fraud: results of Operation OPSON XII

Operation Opson is organised every year. The aim is to remove counterfeit and non-compliant food and drink products from the market and to dismantle the organised […]
24 October 2023

New FCD microbiological criteria for 2024

The FCD (Fédération du Commerce et de la Distribution) has published its new specifications for 2024: Microbiological criteria applicable to distributor brands, first-price brands and raw […]
27 September 2023

EFSA updates its risk assessment on mineral oils

EFSA has just updated its risk assessment of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) in food. It has also made available an infographic summarizing this publication. (infographic in […]
21 September 2023

Publication of regulation (EU) 2023/1783 – Modification of MRLs

EU regulation 2023/1783 has just been published. It modifies the MRLs for the following residues: denatonium benzoate, diuron, etoxazole, methomyl and teflubenzuron. Denatonium benzoate and diuron […]
13 September 2023

Changes to MRLs – Regulations 2023/1719 and 2023/1753

Two new regulations modifying MRLs have just been published by the European Commission: The MRL for isoxaben has been set at 0.05 mg/kg for gherkins. MRLs […]
27 July 2023

New MRLs for nicotine in spices

Regulation 2023/1536 amending regulation 396/2005 has just been published. It modifies the MRLs for nicotine in spices. Seed and fruit spices (vanilla) MRLs are currently set […]
26 July 2023

CADMIUM: Changes to maximum levels for certain matrices

Regulation 2023/1510 amending regulation 2023/915 has just been published. It modifies maximum cadmium levels for tiger nuts (souchet) and cultivated mushrooms, with the exception of Agaricus […]
18 July 2023

Radioactivity: repeal of regulation 2021/1533 for foodstuffs from Japan

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/1453 repeals Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1533 imposing special conditions on the import of food and feed originating in or consigned from Japan following […]
13 July 2023

New SMLs for 5 phthalates

EU regulation 2023/1442 has just amended EU regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. It modifies the SMLs (Specific […]

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