... maximum limits for ethylene oxide and have been approved by the authorities, they are refraining from planning further shipments to the EU for the time being. The situation is too uncertain. In fact, about two months after the first reporting via the RASFF portal, information is still being provided about batches of sesame seeds and sesame-containing products with elevated ethylene oxide levels. There are also still recalls of products containing sesame seeds from affected batches.
Between Oct-Sep 2019/2020, Germany still imported more than 11,000 mt of sesam