Undesirable Substances

27 Nov 2019

GN-2019-260 Press Statement: Trade Impact of Pesticide Residues

The European grain trade, oilseed crushers and compound feed associations have published a press release on mitigating impacts on trade of ongoing EU tendency towards lowering MRLs for pesticides in commodities. Please see attached release. more

26 Sep 2019

GN-2019-218 Potential Legislative changes on mycotoxins – Ergot – EU chain support

Please find attached the final version of the Food Drink Europe, Coceral, Copa Cogeca letter sent to the European Commission  relating to mycotoxins and specifically raising concern that the proposed levels for ergot and ergot alkaloids are... more

02 Aug 2017

GN-2017-218 EU discussions continue on approval of Glyphosate

EU discussions continue on approval of Glyphosate Following on from our last circular relating to the renewal of Glyphosate and noting the discussions with member states in Brussels on 19th and 20th July, please find the minutes from DG San... more

13 Jul 2017

GN-2017-197 India: Exemptions to payment of penalties for MBr fumigation at port of arrival in India

Please find attached for your information, copies of letters to France, USA and Canada granting an exemption from paying penalty at Indian ports for not using MBr fumigation at origin port. The exemption is in place until 31 December for U... more

28 Jun 2017

GN-2017-177 India: Extension of derogation on Methyl Bromide (MBr) Fumigation confirmed

Following our last circular 089/2017, the Ministry of Agriculture have published today a memorandum confirming the extension of the derogation continuing the relaxation of the fumigation regulation for imports of agrcultural commodities for whic... more