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EU: new regulation issued amid scandal over poisonous sesame seeds

October 28, 2020 at 10:41 AM, Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI/BRUSSELS. While the ethylene oxide scandal continues to take hold the EU Commission has now implemented a new regulation for the import of sesame seeds from India. These measures certainly disrupt the handling of shipments from leading suppliers.

Every second shipment to be tested

The EU has recently issued "Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1540" to amend "Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 as regards sesamum seeds originating in India". Provisions now state that border checks are to be imposed for every second sesame seed shipment entering the EU. These shipments are to be checked for pesticide residues, including ethylene oxide, prior to import clearance 

Importers and laboratories are forced to put up with longer waiting times, higher costs and more work. At present, every fif

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