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Sesame seeds: India and EU may reach agreement

December 9, 2020 10:06 AM, Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI. The Indian Oilseeds and Produce Export Promotion Council (IOPEPC) had a meeting with the European Commission at the beginning of the week. Sesame seed traders hope that all issues will be resolved soon.

Issues to be resolved soon

Talks held between the IOPEPC and the European Commission have given rise to hopes that an agreement may be reached over the way test are conducted for ethlyne oxide and other pesticides within two to three weeks. With the alteration to EU regulation 2019/1793, which became effective at the end of October, every second sesame seed shipment must be tested for ethylene oxide on entering the EU. The EU limit is 0.05 mg/kg. Issue is that tests showed values ranging 600 times higher than permitted in September and several food products containi

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