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Sesame seeds: more than 30 rapid alerts issued for ethylene oxide in 2021

February 5, 2021 8:26 AM, Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI/BRUSSELS. Sesame seed traders in India are concerned over further declines in shipments to the EU. Suppliers are, however, eager to compete in the new tender from South Korea expected in February.

Critical levels in shipments from India

More than 30 alerts have been issued over shipments from India containing elevated levels of ethylene oxide in Europe's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) in the first five weeks of the year (01/01-04/02 2021). Resudies ranged at 0.15-40.0 mg/kg, which exceeds the EU's maximum residue value of 0.05 mg/kg. Although little attention was paid to ETO residues until August, the situation changed when residues were detected in a shipment from India that unwittingly sparked recalls in several EU member states. Nearly 300 ra

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