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Sesame seeds: India resumes shipments to EU

January 7, 2021 11:44 AM, Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI. The ethylene oxide scandal prompted more than two months of fierce debates and negotiations between the Indian Oilseeds and Produce Export Promotion Council (IOPEPC) and EU authorities. Although shipments to the EU have now resumed, exporters in India are far from satisfied. The scandal will certainly have a long-lasting impact on the global market.

EU and India cooperate on ETO scandal

The IOPEPC temporarily suspended all shipments to the EU in October after the bloc proposed mandatory testing for ETO and pesticides for all sesame seed shipments before leaving Indian ports. Issue is that ETO was detected in a shipment from India that far exceeded the EU limit of 0.05 mg/kg and which was unwittingly processed in several EU member states. Ethylene oxide is a gas that suppliers in India frequently use to fumigate sesame seeds. This, for instance, ensures that the seeds are free of salmonella. Although no limits p

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