Strengere offentlig kontroll ved import av visse fôr- og matvarer av ikke-animalsk opprinnelse: endringsbestemmelser

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(Utkast) Kommisjonens gjennomføringsforordning om endring av vedlegg I til forordning (EF) nr. 669/2009 som gjennomfører europaparlaments- og rådsforordning (EF) nr. 882/2004 med hensyn til mer intensiv offentlig kontroll ved import av visse fôrvarer og næringsmidler av ikke-animalsk opprinnelse

(Draft) Commission Implementing Regulation 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 increased level of official controls on imports of certain feed and food of non-animal origin

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Utkast til kommisjonsforordning godkjent av komite (representanter for medlemslandene) og publisert i EUs komitologiregister 20.6.2019

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BAKGRUNN (fra kommisjonsforordningen, engelsk utgave)

(1) Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 lays down rules concerning the increased level of official controls to be carried out on imports of feed and food of non-animal origin listed in Annex I thereto ('the list'), at a designated point of entry ('DPE') into the territories referred to in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004.

(2) Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 provides that the list is to be reviewed on a regular basis, and at least biannually, taking into account the sources of information referred to in that Article.

(3) The occurrence and relevance of recent food incidents notified through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, as established by Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council , information regarding official controls performed by Member States on feed and food of non-animal origin as well as the biannual reports on consignments of feed and food of non-animal origin submitted by Member States to the Commission in accordance with Article 15 of Regulation (EC) No 669/2009, indicate that the list should be amended.

(4) In particular, for consignments of jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) from Malaysia, the data resulting from notifications received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed and information regarding official controls performed by Member States indicate the emergence of new risks to human health due to possible pesticide residues contamination, requiring the introduction of an increased level of official controls. In addition, for groundnuts (peanuts) from the United States of America, data resulting from notifications received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed indicates risks to human health due to possible aflatoxins contamination, requiring the introduction of an increased level of official controls. Entries concerning those consignments should therefore be included in the list.

(5) Commission Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 establishes a maximum level for hydrocyanic acid (cyanide) in unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped apricot kernels placed on the market for the final consumer. In addition, Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1237 provides that the operator who places unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped apricot kernels on the market for the final consumer is to provide upon request from the competent authority evidence of compliance of the marketed product with the maximum level. For consignments of unprocessed apricot kernels from Turkey intended to be placed on the market for the final consumer, data resulting from notifications received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed indicates the emergence of new risks to human health due to the presence of hydrocyanic acid (cyanide), requiring the introduction of an increased level of official controls. An entry concerning those consignments should therefore be included in the list.

(6) Moreover, due to the high frequency of non-compliance with the relevant requirements provided for in Union legislation detected during official controls performed by Member States in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 669/2009, it is appropriate to increase the frequency of identity and physical checks on tea and goji berries from China and peppers and yardlong beans from the Dominican Republic. Entries concerning those consignments should therefore be amended accordingly.

(7) In addition, the list should be amended by decreasing the frequency of identity and physical checks on apricots from Turkey due to the low frequency of non-compliance with the relevant requirements provided for in Union legislation detected during official controls performed by Member States in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 669/2009. Entries concerning those consignments should therefore be amended accordingly.

(8) The existing entry concerning goji berries from China in the list requires the competent authorities to test this commodity for specific pesticides which do not include nicotine. Frequent detections of nicotine in goji berries from China have been reported. It is therefore appropriate to amend the existing entry concerning goji berries from China in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 to require competent authorities to test this commodity for nicotine.

(9) Turnips (Brassica rapa spp. Rapa) from Lebanon and from Syria prepared or preserved by brine or citric acid present the same risk as the forms of that commodity from Lebanon and from Syria currently listed. The list should therefore be amended to include turnips prepared or preserved by brine or citric acid from Lebanon and from Syria.

(10) In order to ensure consistency and clarity, it is appropriate to replace Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 in its entirety.

(11) Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(12) The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed

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