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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/608 of 14 April 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 on the temporary increase of official controls and emergency measures governing the entry into the Union of certain goods from certain third countries implementing Regulations (EU) 2017/625 and (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2021/2443

OJ L 129, 15.4.2021, p. 119–149 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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15.4.2021   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 129/119


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/608

of 14 April 2021

amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 on the temporary increase of official controls and emergency measures governing the entry into the Union of certain goods from certain third countries implementing Regulations (EU) 2017/625 and (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety (1), and in particular Article 53(1)(b) thereof,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2017 on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products, amending Regulations (EC) No 999/2001, (EC) No 396/2005, (EC) No 1069/2009, (EC) No 1107/2009, (EU) No 1151/2012, (EU) No 652/2014, (EU) 2016/429 and (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Regulations (EC) No 1/2005 and (EC) No 1099/2009 and Council Directives 98/58/EC, 1999/74/EC, 2007/43/EC, 2008/119/EC and 2008/120/EC, and repealing Regulations (EC) No 854/2004 and (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Directives 89/608/EEC, 89/662/EEC, 90/425/EEC, 91/496/EEC, 96/23/EC, 96/93/EC and 97/78/EC and Council Decision 92/438/EEC (Official Controls Regulation) (2), and in particular point (b) of the first subparagraph of Article 47(2), points (a) and (b) of the first subparagraph of Article 54(4) and points (a), (b) and (c) of the first paragraph of Article 90 thereof.

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 (3) lays down rules concerning the temporary increase of official controls at the entry into the Union on certain food and feed of non-animal origin from certain third countries listed in Annex I to that Implementing Regulation and special conditions governing the entry into the Union of certain food and feed from certain third countries due to the risk of contamination by mycotoxins, including aflatoxins, pesticide residues, pentachlorophenol and dioxins, and microbiological contamination, listed in Annex II to that Implementing Regulation.

(2)

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 lays down requirements as regards the model official certificate for the entry into the Union of consignments of food and feed listed in Annex II to that Implementing Regulation and rules for the issuance of such certificate, both on paper and in electronic form. In accordance with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1715 (4), TRACES is the component of the Information Management System for Official Controls (IMSOC) enabling the entire process of certificate production to be performed electronically, thus preventing possible fraudulent or deceptive practices in respect of official certificates. Therefore, Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 sets out a model official certificate that is compatible with TRACES.

(3)

The certification requirements of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 are consistent with the requirements laid down in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/628 (5) for official certificates for the entry into the Union. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235 (6) repeals and replaces Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/628 as of 21 April 2021, while amending and clarifying the requirements for model official certificates laid down in that Implementing Regulation.

(4)

In particular, Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235 makes a distinction between official certificates issued on paper, electronic official certificates issued in accordance with the requirements of Article 39(1) of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1715 and official certificates issued on paper and completed in, and printed from, TRACES. In addition, that Implementing Regulation lays down linguistic requirements for official certificates for the entry into the Union to facilitate official controls at the border control posts of introduction into the Union. To align the official certificates for different categories of goods and to ensure consistency with the new certification requirements in the official certificates for the entry into the Union laid down in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235, it is appropriate to amend Article 11 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793.

(5)

Article 12 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 provides that the lists set out in its Annexes I and II are to be reviewed on a regular basis not exceeding a period of six months, in order to take into account new information related to risks and non-compliance with Union legislation.

(6)

The occurrence and relevance of recent food incidents notified through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (‘RASFF’), as established by Regulation (EC) No 178/2002, and information regarding official controls performed by Member States on food and feed of non-animal origin indicate that the lists set out in Annexes I and II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 should be amended.

(7)

In particular, due to the high frequency of non-compliance with the relevant requirements provided for in Union legislation with respect to contamination by Salmonella detected during official controls performed by Member States in accordance with Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 in 2019 and in the first semester of 2020 and due to the high number of notifications in the RASFF during that period, it is appropriate to increase, from 20 % to 50 %, the frequency of identity and physical checks to be performed on black pepper (Piper nigrum) from Brazil.

(8)

Due to the high frequency of non-compliance with the relevant requirements provided for in Union legislation with respect to contamination by pesticide residues detected during official controls performed by Member States in accordance with Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 in the second semester of 2019 and in the first semester of 2020, it is appropriate to increase, from 10 % to 20 %, the frequency of identity and physical checks to be performed on peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet) from Thailand.

(9)

Due to the high frequency of non-compliance with the relevant requirements provided for in Union legislation with respect to contamination by aflatoxins detected during official controls performed by Member States in accordance with Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 in the second semester of 2019 and in the first semester of 2020 and due to the high number of notifications in the RASFF in the first semester of 2020, it is appropriate to increase, from 10 % to 50 %, the frequency of identity and physical checks to be performed on groundnuts from India.

(10)

Sweet peppers (Capsicum annuum) from Turkey are already listed in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 due to the risk of contamination by pesticide residues. For consignments of peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet) from Turkey, the data resulting from notifications received through the RASFF in the first semester of 2020 indicate the emergence of new risks to human health, due to possible pesticide residues contamination, requiring an increased level of official controls. The existing entry concerning sweet peppers (Capsicum annuum) from Turkey should therefore be amended to cover all peppers of the Capsicum species.

(11)

For goji berries from China listed in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 due to the risk of contamination by pesticide residues, and for dried grapes from Turkey listed in that Annex due to the risk of contamination by ochratoxin A, the available information for the second semester of 2019 and the first semester of 2020 indicates an overall satisfactory degree of compliance with the relevant requirements provided for in Union legislation. As an increased level of official controls is therefore no longer justified for those commodities, the entries in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 concerning those commodities should be deleted.

(12)

For groundnuts from Brazil listed in Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 due to the risk of contamination by aflatoxins, the frequency of non-compliance with the relevant requirements provided for in Union legislation detected during official controls performed by Member States has decreased in the second semester of 2019 and remained at low levels in the first semester of 2020. It is therefore appropriate to delete the entry concerning groundnuts from Brazil from Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793, include it in Annex I to that Implementing Regulation and set the frequency of identity and physical checks at 10 %.

(13)

For groundnuts from China listed in Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 due to the risk of contamination by aflatoxins, the frequency of non-compliance with the relevant requirements provided for in Union legislation detected during official controls performed by Member States has decreased in the second semester of 2019 and in the first semester of 2020. It is therefore appropriate to delete the entry concerning groundnuts from China from Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793, include it in Annex I to that Implementing Regulation and set the frequency of identity and physical checks at 10 %. Due to the volume of trade in this commodity, that frequency is sufficient to ensure an appropriate level of monitoring.

(14)

For hazelnuts from Turkey listed in Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 due to the risk of contamination by aflatoxins, the frequency of non-compliance with the relevant requirements provided for in Union legislation detected during official controls performed by Member States has decreased in the second semester of 2019 and in the first semester of 2020. It is therefore appropriate to delete the entry concerning hazelnuts from Turkey from Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793, include it in Annex I to that Implementing Regulation and set the frequency of identity and physical checks at 5 %. Due to the volume of trade in this commodity, that frequency is sufficient to ensure an appropriate level of monitoring.

(15)

Foodstuffs containing or consisting of betel leaves (Piper betle) originating in, or consigned from Bangladesh are listed in Annex IIa to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 due to the risk of contamination by Salmonella. Consequently, the importation into the Union of these products has been prohibited since June 2014. Bangladesh provided written guarantees by submitting a new action plan on 27 July 2020 with measures covering all steps of the chain of production, which the Commission assessed as satisfactory. Following this assessment, it is appropriate to delete the entry concerning foodstuffs containing or consisting of betel leaves (Piper betle) originating in, or consigned from, Bangladesh from Annex IIa to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793, include it in Annex II to that Implementing Regulation and set the frequency of identity and physical checks at 50 %.

(16)

In order to ensure efficient protection against potential health risks arising from microbiological or chemical contamination of Sesamum seeds, in the columns referring to ‘CN code’ in the tables in Annexes I and II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 the CN code for roasted Sesamum seeds should be added in the rows referring to ‘Sesamum seeds (food)’.

(17)

Part II of the model official certificate in Annex IV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 sets out the health information that the certifying officer is to provide when completing the certificate. In order to ensure legal certainty, it should be clarified that the health information for food or feed of non-animal origin can contain more than one certification, where such certification is mandatory pursuant to Article 11(1) of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 in conjunction with Annex II to that Implementing Regulation.

(18)

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 should therefore be amended accordingly. In order to ensure consistency and clarity, it is appropriate to replace Annexes I, II, IIa and IV to that Implementing Regulation in their entirety.

(19)

As Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235 applies from 21 April 2021, Article 1(1) of this Regulation should also apply from that date.

(20)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Amendments to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 11 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 11

Official certificate

1.   Each consignment of food and feed listed in Annex II shall be accompanied by an official certificate in accordance with the model set out in Annex IV (“official certificate”).

2.   The official certificate shall comply with the following requirements:

(a)

the official certificate shall be issued by the competent authority of the third country of origin or of the third country where the consignment is consigned from if that country is different from the country of origin;

(b)

the official certificate shall bear the identification code of the consignment to which it relates, referred to in Article 9(1);

(c)

the official certificate shall bear the signature of the certifying officer and the official stamp;

(d)

where the official certificate contains multiple or alternative statements, the statements which are not relevant shall be crossed out, initialled and stamped by the certifying officer, or completely removed from the certificate;

(e)

the official certificate shall consist of one of the following:

(i)

a single sheet of paper;

(ii)

several sheets of paper where all sheets are indivisible and constitute an integrated whole;

(iii)

a sequence of pages with each page numbered so as to indicate that it is a particular page in a finite sequence;

(f)

where the official certificate consists of a sequence of pages as referred to in point (e)(iii) of this paragraph, each page shall bear the unique code referred to in Article 89(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) 2017/625, the signature of the certifying officer and the official stamp;

(g)

the official certificate shall be presented to the competent authority of the border control post of entry into the Union where the consignment is subjected to official controls;

(h)

the official certificate shall be issued before the consignment to which it relates leaves the control of the competent authorities in the third country issuing the certificate;

(i)

the official certificate shall be drawn up in the official language, or in one of the official languages, of the Member State of the border control post of entry into the Union;

(j)

the official certificate shall be valid for not more than four months from the date of issue, but in any case no longer than six months from the date of the results of the laboratory analyses referred to Article 10(1).

3.   By way of derogation from point (i) of paragraph 2, a Member State may consent to official certificates being drawn up in another official language of the Union and accompanied, if necessary, by an authenticated translation.

4.   The colour of the signature and of the stamp other than an embossed or watermarked stamp, which are referred to in point (c) of paragraph 2, shall be different to the colour of the printing.

5.   Points (c) to (g) of paragraph 2 and paragraph 4 shall not apply to electronic official certificates issued in accordance with the requirements of Article 39(1) of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1715 (*1).

6.   Points (d), (e) and (f) of paragraph 2 shall not apply to official certificates issued in paper and completed in, and printed from, TRACES.

7.   Competent authorities may issue a replacement official certificate only in accordance with the rules laid down in Article 6 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235 (*2).

8.   The official certificate shall be completed on the basis of the notes set out in Annex IV.

(*1)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1715 of 30 September 2019 laying down rules for the functioning of the information management system for official controls and its system components (“the IMSOC Regulation”) (OJ L 261, 14.10.2019, p. 37)."

(*2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235 of 16 December 2020 laying down rules for the application of Regulations (EU) 2016/429 and (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards model animal health certificates, model official certificates and model animal health/official certificates, for the entry into the Union and movements within the Union of consignments of certain categories of animals and goods, official certification regarding such certificates and repealing Regulation (EC) No 599/2004, Implementing Regulations (EU) No 636/2014 and (EU) 2019/628, Directive 98/68/EC and Decisions 2000/572/EC, 2003/779/EC and 2007/240/EC (OJ L 442, 30.12.2020, p. 1).’;"

(2)

Annexes I, II, IIa and IV are replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

Entry into force and application

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 1(1) shall apply from 21 April 2021.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 14 April 2021.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)  OJ L 31, 1.2.2002, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 95, 7.4.2017, p. 1.

(3)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 of 22 October 2019 on the temporary increase of official controls and emergency measures governing the entry into the Union of certain goods from certain third countries implementing Regulations (EU) 2017/625 and (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Regulations (EC) No 669/2009, (EU) No 884/2014, (EU) 2015/175, (EU) 2017/186 and (EU) 2018/1660 (OJ L 277, 29.10.2019, p. 89).

(4)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1715 of 30 September 2019 laying down rules for the functioning of the information management system for official controls and its system components (‘the IMSOC Regulation’) (OJ L 261, 14.10.2019, p. 37).

(5)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/628 of 8 April 2019 concerning model official certificates for certain animals and goods and amending Regulation (EC) No 2074/2005 and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/759 as regards these model certificates (OJ L 131, 17.5.2019, p. 101).

(6)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235 of 16 December 2020 laying down rules for the application of Regulations (EU) 2016/429 and (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards model animal health certificates, model official certificates and model animal health/official certificates, for the entry into the Union and movements within the Union of consignments of certain categories of animals and goods, official certification regarding such certificates and repealing Regulation (EC) No 599/2004, Implementing Regulations (EU) No 636/2014 and (EU) 2019/628, Directive 98/68/EC and Decisions 2000/572/EC, 2003/779/EC and 2007/240/EC (OJ L 442, 30.12.2020, p. 1).


ANNEX I

Food and feed of non-animal origin from certain third countries subject to a temporary increase of official controls at border control posts and control points

Row

Food and feed

(intended use)

CN code (1)

TARIC sub-division

Country of origin

Hazard

Frequency of identity and physical checks (%)

1

Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell

1202 41 00

 

Bolivia (BO)

Aflatoxins

50

Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled

1202 42 00

Peanut butter

2008 11 10

Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved

2008 11 91 ;

2008 11 96 ;

2008 11 98

Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil

2305 00 00

Groundnut flours and meals

(Food and feed)

ex 1208 90 00

20

2

Black pepper (Piper nigrum)

(Food – neither crushed nor ground)

ex 0904 11 00

10

Brazil (BR)

Salmonella  (2)

50

3

Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell

1202 41 00

 

Brazil (BR)

Aflatoxins

10

Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled

1202 42 00

Peanut butter

2008 11 10

Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved

2008 11 91 ;

2008 11 96 ;

2008 11 98

Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil

2305 00 00

Groundnut flours and meals

(Food and feed)

ex 1208 90 00

20

4

Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell

1202 41 00

 

China (CN)

Aflatoxins

10

Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled

1202 42 00

Peanut butter

2008 11 10

Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved

2008 11 91 ;

2008 11 96 ;

2008 11 98

Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil

2305 00 00

Groundnut flours and meals

( Food and feed )

ex 1208 90 00

20

5

Sweet peppers (Capsicum annuum)

(Food – crushed or ground)

ex 0904 22 00

11

China (CN)

Salmonella  (6)

20

6

Tea, whether or not flavoured

(Food)

0902

 

China (CN)

Pesticide residues (3)  (7)

20

7

Aubergines (Solanum melongena)

(Food – fresh or chilled)

0709 30 00

 

Dominican Republic (DO)

Pesticide residues (3)

20

8

Sweet peppers (Capsicum annuum)

0709 60 10 ;

0710 80 51

 

Dominican Republic (DO)

Pesticide residues (3)  (8)

50

Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet)

ex 0709 60 99 ;

20

ex 0710 80 59

20

Yardlong beans

(Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis, Vigna unguiculata ssp. unguiculata)

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen)

ex 0708 20 00 ;

10

ex 0710 22 00

10

9

Sweet peppers (Capsicum annuum)

0709 60 10 ;

0710 80 51

 

Egypt (EG)

Pesticide residues (3)  (9)

20

Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet)

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen)

ex 0709 60 99 ;

20

ex 0710 80 59

20

10

Sesamum seeds

(Food)

1207 40 90

 

Ethiopia (ET)

Salmonella  (2)

50

ex 2008 19 19

40

ex 2008 19 99

40

11

Hazelnuts, in shell

0802 21 00

 

Georgia (GE)

Aflatoxins

50

Hazelnuts, shelled

0802 22 00

Flour, meal and powder of hazelnuts

ex 1106 30 90

40

Hazelnuts, otherwise prepared or preserved

(Food)

ex 2008 19 19 ;

30

ex 2008 19 95 ;

20

ex 2008 19 99

30

12

Palm oil

(Food)

1511 10 90 ;

1511 90 11 ;

 

Ghana (GH)

Sudan dyes (10)

50

ex 1511 90 19 ;

90

1511 90 99

 

13

Curry leaves (Bergera/Murraya koenigii)

(Food – fresh, chilled, frozen or dried)

ex 1211 90 86

10

India (IN)

Pesticide residues (3)  (11)

50

14

Okra

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen)

ex 0709 99 90 ;

20

India (IN)

Pesticide residues (3)  (12)

10

ex 0710 80 95

30

15

Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.)

(Food – fresh or chilled)

0708 20

 

Kenya (KE)

Pesticide residues (3)

10

16

Chinese celery (Apium graveolens)

(Food – fresh or chilled herb)

ex 0709 40 00

20

Cambodia (KH)

Pesticide residues (3)  (13)

50

17

Yardlong beans

(Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis, Vigna unguiculata ssp. unguiculata)

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen vegetables)

ex 0708 20 00 ;

10

Cambodia (KH)

Pesticide residues (3)  (14)

50

ex 0710 22 00

10

18

Turnips (Brassica rapa ssp. rapa)

(Food – prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid)

ex 2001 90 97

11; 19

Lebanon (LB)

Rhodamine B

50

19

Turnips (Brassica rapa ssp. rapa)

(Food – prepared or preserved by brine or citric acid, not frozen)

ex 2005 99 80

93

Lebanon (LB)

Rhodamine B

50

20

Peppers of the Capsicum species

(sweet or other than sweet)

(Food – dried, roasted, crushed or ground)

0904 21 10 ;

 

Sri Lanka (LK)

Aflatoxins

50

ex 0904 21 90 ;

20

ex 0904 22 00 ;

11; 19

ex 2005 99 10 ;

10; 90

ex 2005 99 80

94

21

Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell

1202 41 00

 

Madagascar (MG)

Aflatoxins

50

Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled

1202 42 00

Peanut butter

2008 11 10

Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved

2008 11 91 ;

2008 11 96 ;

2008 11 98

Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil

2305 00 00

Groundnut flours and meals

( Food and feed )

ex 1208 90 00

20

22

Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

(Food – fresh)

ex 0810 90 20

20

Malaysia (MY)

Pesticide residues (3)

20

23

Sesamum seeds

(Food)

1207 40 90

 

Nigeria (NG)

Salmonella (2)

50

ex 2008 19 19

40

ex 2008 19 99

40

24

Spice mixes

(Food)

0910 91 10 ;

0910 91 90

 

Pakistan (PK)

Aflatoxins

50

25

Watermelon (Egusi, Citrullus spp.) seeds and derived products

(Food)

ex 1207 70 00 ;

10

Sierra Leone (SL)

Aflatoxins

50

ex 1208 90 00 ;

10

ex 2008 99 99

50

26

Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell

1202 41 00

 

Senegal (SN)

Aflatoxins

50

Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled

1202 42 00

Peanut butter

2008 11 10

Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved

2008 11 91 ;

2008 11 96 ;

2008 11 98

Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil

2305 00 00

Groundnut flours and meals

( Food and feed )

ex 1208 90 00

20

27

Turnips (Brassica rapa ssp. rapa)

(Food – prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid)

ex 2001 90 97

11; 19

Syria (SY)

Rhodamine B

50

28

Turnips (Brassica rapa ssp. rapa)

(Food – prepared or preserved by brine or citric acid, not frozen)

ex 2005 99 80

93

Syria (SY)

Rhodamine B

50

29

Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet)

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen)

ex 0709 60 99 ;

20

Thailand (TH)

Pesticide residues (3)  (15)

20

ex 0710 80 59

20

30

Hazelnuts (Corylus sp.), in shell

0802 21 00

 

Turkey (TR)

Aflatoxins

5

Hazelnuts (Corylus sp.), shelled

0802 22 00

 

 

 

 

Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing hazelnuts

ex 0813 50 39 ;

70

 

ex 0813 50 91 ;

70

 

ex 0813 50 99

70

Hazelnut paste

ex 2007 10 10 ;

70

 

ex 2007 10 99 ;

40

 

ex 2007 99 39 ;

05; 06

 

ex 2007 99 50 ;

33

 

ex 2007 99 97

23

Hazelnuts, otherwise prepared or preserved, including mixtures

ex 2008 19 12 ;

30

ex 2008 19 19 ;

30

ex 2008 19 92 ;

30

ex 2008 19 95 ;

20

ex 2008 19 99 ;

30

ex 2008 97 12 ;

15

ex 2008 97 14 ;

15

ex 2008 97 16 ;

15

ex 2008 97 18 ;

15

ex 2008 97 32 ;

15

ex 2008 97 34 ;

15

ex 2008 97 36 ;

15

ex 2008 97 38 ;

15

ex 2008 97 51 ;

15

ex 2008 97 59 ;

15

ex 2008 97 72 ;

15

ex 2008 97 74 ;

15

ex 2008 97 76 ;

15

ex 2008 97 78 ;

15

ex 2008 97 92 ;

15

ex 2008 97 93 ;

15

ex 2008 97 94 ;

15

ex 2008 97 96 ;

15

ex 2008 97 97 ;

15

ex 2008 97 98

15

Flour, meal and powder of hazelnuts

ex 1106 30 90

40

Hazelnut oil

(Food)

ex 1515 90 99

20

31

Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids

(Food – fresh or dried)

0805 21 ;

0805 22 ;

0805 29

 

Turkey (TR)

Pesticide residues (3)

5

32

Oranges

(Food – fresh or dried)

0805 10

 

Turkey (TR)

Pesticide residues (3)

10

33

Pomegranates

(Food – fresh or chilled)

ex 0810 90 75

30

Turkey (TR)

Pesticide residues (3)  (16)

20

34

Sweet peppers (Capsicum annuum)

Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet)

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen)

0709 60 10 ;

0710 80 51 ;

 

Turkey (TR)

Pesticide residues (3)  (17)

10

ex 0709 60 99 ;

20

ex 0710 80 59

20

35

Unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped apricot kernels intended to be placed on the market for the final consumer (18)  (19)

(Food)

ex 1212 99 95

20

Turkey (TR)

Cyanide

50

36

Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet)

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen)

ex 0709 60 99 ;

20

Uganda (UG)

Pesticide residues (3)

20

ex 0710 80 59

20

37

Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell

1202 41 00

 

United States (US)

Aflatoxins

10

Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled

1202 42 00

Peanut butter

2008 11 10

Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved

2008 11 91 ;

2008 11 96 ;

2008 11 98

Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil

2305 00 00

Groundnut flours and meals

( Food and feed )

ex 1208 90 00

20

38

Pistachios, in shell

0802 51 00

 

United States (US)

Aflatoxins

10

Pistachios, shelled

0802 52 00

 

Pistachios, roasted

ex 2008 19 13 ;

20

 

ex 2008 19 93

20

39

Dried apricots

0813 10 00

 

Uzbekistan (UZ)

Sulphites (20)

50

Apricots, otherwise prepared or preserved

(Food)

2008 50

40

Coriander leaves

ex 0709 99 90

72

Vietnam (VN)

Pesticide residues (3)  (21)

50

Basil (holy, sweet)

ex 1211 90 86

20

Mint

ex 1211 90 86

30

Parsley

(Food – fresh or chilled herbs)

ex 0709 99 90

40

41

Okra

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen)

ex 0709 99 90 ;

20

Vietnam (VN)

Pesticide residues (3)  (21)

50

ex 0710 80 95

30

42

Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet)

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen)

ex 0709 60 99 ;

20

Vietnam (VN)

Pesticide residues (3)  (21)

50

ex 0710 80 59

20


(1)  Where only certain products under any CN code are required to be examined, the CN code is marked ‘ex’.

(2)  The sampling and the analyses shall be performed in accordance with the sampling procedures and the analytical reference methods set out in point 1(a) of Annex III.

(3)  Residues of at least those pesticides listed in the control programme adopted in accordance with Article 29(2) of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 February 2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin and amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC (OJ L 70, 16.3.2005, p. 1) that can be analysed with multi-residue methods based on GC-MS and LC-MS (pesticides to be monitored in/on products of plant origin only).

(4)  Residues of Amitraz.

(5)  Residues of Nicotine.

(6)  The sampling and the analyses shall be performed in accordance with the sampling procedures and the analytical reference methods set out in point 1(b) of Annex III.

(7)  Residues of Tolfenpyrad.

(8)  Residues of Amitraz (amitraz including the metabolites containing the 2,4 -dimethylaniline moiety expressed as amitraz), Diafenthiuron, Dicofol (sum of p, p’ and o,p’ isomers) and Dithiocarbamates (dithiocarbamates expressed as CS2, including maneb, mancozeb, metiram, propineb, thiram and ziram).

(9)  Residues of Dicofol (sum of p, p’ and o,p’ isomers), Dinotefuran, Folpet, Prochloraz (sum of prochloraz and its metabolites containing the 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol moiety expressed as prochloraz), Thiophanate-methyl and Triforine.

(10)  For the purposes of this Annex, ‘Sudan dyes’ refers to the following chemical substances: (i) Sudan I (CAS Number 842-07-9); (ii) Sudan II (CAS Number 3118-97-6); (iii) Sudan III (CAS Number 85-86-9); (iv) Scarlet Red; or Sudan IV (CAS Number 85-83-6).

(11)  Residues of Acephate.

(12)  Residues of Diafenthiuron.

(13)  Residues of Phenthoate.

(14)  Residues of Chlorbufam.

(15)  Residues of Formetanate (sum of formetanate and its salts expressed as formetanate (hydrochloride)), Prothiofos and Triforine.

(16)  Residues of Prochloraz.

(17)  Residues of Diafenthiuron, Formetanate (sum of formetanate and its salts expressed as formetanate (hydrochloride)) and Thiophanate-methyl.

(18)  ‘Unprocessed products’ as defined in Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs (OJ L 139, 30.4.2004, p. 1).

(19)  ‘Placing on the market’ and ‘final consumer’ as defined in Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety (OJ L 31, 1.2.2002, p. 1).

(20)  Reference methods: EN 1988-1:1998, EN 1988-2:1998 or ISO 5522:1981.

(21)  Residues of Dithiocarbamates (dithiocarbamates expressed as CS2, including maneb, mancozeb, metiram, propineb, thiram and ziram), Phenthoate and Quinalphos.


ANNEX II

Food and feed from certain third countries subject to special conditions for the entry into the Union due to contamination risk by mycotoxins, including aflatoxins, pesticide residues, pentachlorophenol and dioxins, and to microbiological contamination

1.   Food and feed of non-animal origin referred to in Article 1(1)(b)(i)

Row

Food and feed (intended use)

CN code (1)

TARIC sub-division

Country of origin

Hazard

Frequency of identity and physical checks (%)

1

Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell

1202 41 00

 

Argentina (AR)

Aflatoxins

5

Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled

1202 42 00

Peanut butter

2008 11 10

Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved

2008 11 91 ;

2008 11 96 ;

2008 11 98

Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil

2305 00 00

Groundnut flours and meals

(Food and feed)

ex 1208 90 00

20

2

Hazelnuts (Corylus sp.), in shell

0802 21 00

 

Azerbaijan (AZ)

Aflatoxins

20

Hazelnuts (Corylus sp.), shelled

0802 22 00

Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing hazelnuts

ex 0813 50 39 ;

70

ex 0813 50 91 ;

70

ex 0813 50 99

70

Hazelnut paste

ex 2007 10 10 ;

70

ex 2007 10 99 ;

40

ex 2007 99 39 ;

05; 06

ex 2007 99 50 ;

33

ex 2007 99 97

23

Hazelnuts, otherwise prepared or preserved, including mixtures

ex 2008 19 12 ;

30

ex 2008 19 19 ;

30

ex 2008 19 92 ;

30

ex 2008 19 95 ;

20

ex 2008 19 99 ;

30

ex 2008 97 12 ;

15

ex 2008 97 14 ;

15

ex 2008 97 16 ;

15

ex 2008 97 18 ;

15

ex 2008 97 32 ;

15

ex 2008 97 34 ;

15

ex 2008 97 36 ;

15

ex 2008 97 38 ;

15

ex 2008 97 51 ;

15

ex 2008 97 59 ;

15

ex 2008 97 72 ;

15

ex 2008 97 74 ;

15

ex 2008 97 76 ;

15

ex 2008 97 78 ;

15

ex 2008 97 92 ;

15

ex 2008 97 93 ;

15

ex 2008 97 94 ;

15

ex 2008 97 96 ;

15

ex 2008 97 97 ;

15

ex 2008 97 98

15

Flour, meal and powder of hazelnuts

ex 1106 30 90

40

Hazelnut oil

(Food)

ex 1515 90 99

20

3

Foodstuffs containing or consisting of betel leaves (Piper betle)

(Food)

ex 1404 90 00  (10)

10

Bangladesh (BD)

Salmonella  (6)

50

4

Brazil nuts in shell

0801 21 00

 

Brazil (BR)

Aflatoxins

50

Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing Brazil nuts in shell

(Food)

ex 0813 50 31 ;

20

ex 0813 50 39 ;

20

ex 0813 50 91 ;

20

ex 0813 50 99

20

5

Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell

1202 41 00

 

Egypt (EG)

Aflatoxins

20

Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled

1202 42 00

Peanut butter

2008 11 10

Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved

2008 11 91 ;

2008 11 96 ;

2008 11 98

Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil

2305 00 00

Groundnut flours and meals

( Food and feed )

ex 1208 90 00

20

6

Pepper of the genus Piper; dried or crushed or ground fruit of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta

0904

 

Ethiopia (ET)

Aflatoxins

50

Ginger, saffron, turmeric (curcuma), thyme, bay leaves, curry and other spices

(Food – dried spices)

0910

7

Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell

1202 41 00

 

Ghana (GH)

Aflatoxins

50

Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled

1202 42 00

Peanut butter

2008 11 10

Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved

2008 11 91 ;

2008 11 96 ;

2008 11 98

Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil

2305 00 00

Groundnut flours and meals

(Food and feed)

ex 1208 90 00

20

8

Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell

1202 41 00

 

Gambia (GM)

Aflatoxins

50

Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled

1202 42 00

Peanut butter

2008 11 10

Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved

2008 11 91 ;

2008 11 96 ;

2008 11 98

Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil

2305 00 00

Groundnut flours and meals

(Food and feed)

ex 1208 90 00

20

9

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

(Food – dried spices)

0908 11 00 ;

0908 12 00

 

Indonesia (ID)

Aflatoxins

20

10

Betel leaves (Piper betle L.)

(Food)

ex 1404 90 00

10

India (IN)

Salmonella  (2)

10

11

Peppers of the Capsicum species (sweet or other than sweet)

(Food – dried, roasted, crushed or ground)

0904 21 10 ;

 

India (IN)

Aflatoxins

20

ex 0904 22 00 ;

11; 19

ex 0904 21 90 ;

20

ex 2005 99 10 ;

10; 90

ex 2005 99 80

94

12

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

(Food – dried spices)

0908 11 00 ;

0908 12 00

 

India (IN)

Aflatoxins

20

13

Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell

1202 41 00

 

India (IN)

Aflatoxins

50

Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled

1202 42 00

Peanut butter

2008 11 10

Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved

2008 11 91 ;

2008 11 96 ;

2008 11 98

Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil

2305 00 00

Groundnut flours and meals

(Food and feed)

ex 1208 90 00

20

14

Guar gum

(Food and feed)

ex 1302 32 90

10

India (IN)

Pentachlorophenol and dioxins (3)

5

15

Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet)

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen)

ex 0709 60 99 ;

20

India (IN)

Pesticide residues (4)  (5)

10

ex 0710 80 59

20

 

16

Sesamum seeds

(Food)

1207 40 90

 

India (IN)

Salmonella  (6)

Pesticide residues (4)  (11)

20

ex 2008 19 19

40

 

ex 2008 19 99

40

50

17

Pistachios, in shell

0802 51 00

 

Iran (IR)

Aflatoxins

50

Pistachios, shelled

0802 52 00

Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing pistachios

ex 0813 50 39 ;

60

ex 0813 50 91 ;

60

ex 0813 50 99

60

Pistachio paste

ex 2007 10 10 ;

60

ex 2007 10 99 ;

30

ex 2007 99 39 ;

03; 04

ex 2007 99 50 ;

32

ex 2007 99 97

22

Pistachios, prepared or preserved, including mixtures

ex 2008 19 13 ;

20

ex 2008 19 93 ;

20

ex 2008 97 12 ;

19

ex 2008 97 14 ;

19

ex 2008 97 16 ;

19

ex 2008 97 18 ;

19

ex 2008 97 32 ;

19

ex 2008 97 34 ;

19

ex 2008 97 36 ;

19

ex 2008 97 38 ;

19

ex 2008 97 51 ;

19

ex 2008 97 59 ;

19

ex 2008 97 72 ;

19

ex 2008 97 74 ;

19

ex 2008 97 76 ;

19

ex 2008 97 78 ;

19

ex 2008 97 92 ;

19

ex 2008 97 93 ;

19

ex 2008 97 94 ;

19

ex 2008 97 96 ;

19

ex 2008 97 97 ;

19

ex 2008 97 98

19

Flour, meal and powder of pistachios

(Food)

ex 1106 30 90

50

18

Watermelon (Egusi, Citrullus spp.) seeds and derived products

(Food)

ex 1207 70 00 ;

10

Nigeria (NG)

Aflatoxins

50

ex 1208 90 00 ;

10

ex 2008 99 99

50

19

Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet)

(Food – fresh, chilled or frozen)

ex 0709 60 99 ;

20

Pakistan (PK)

Pesticide residues (4)

20

ex 0710 80 59

20

20

Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell

1202 41 00

 

Sudan (SD)

Aflatoxins

50

Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled

1202 42 00

Peanut butter

2008 11 10

Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved

2008 11 91 ;

2008 11 96 ;

2008 11 98

Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil

2305 00 00

Groundnut flours and meals

(Food and feed)

ex 1208 90 00

20

21

Sesamum seeds

(Food)

1207 40 90

 

Sudan (SD)

Salmonella  (6)

20

ex 2008 19 19

40

ex 2008 19 99

40

22

Dried figs

0804 20 90

 

Turkey (TR)

Aflatoxins

20

Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing figs

ex 0813 50 99

50

Dried fig paste

ex 2007 10 10 ;

50

ex 2007 10 99 ;

20

ex 2007 99 39 ;

01; 02

ex 2007 99 50 ;

31

ex 2007 99 97

21

Dried figs, prepared or preserved, including mixtures

ex 2008 97 12 ;

11

ex 2008 97 14 ;

11

ex 2008 97 16 ;

11

ex 2008 97 18 ;

11

ex 2008 97 32 ;

11

ex 2008 97 34 ;

11

ex 2008 97 36 ;

11

ex 2008 97 38 ;

11

ex 2008 97 51 ;

11

ex 2008 97 59 ;

11

ex 2008 97 72 ;

11

ex 2008 97 74 ;

11

ex 2008 97 76 ;

11

ex 2008 97 78 ;

11

ex 2008 97 92 ;

11

ex 2008 97 93 ;

11

ex 2008 97 94 ;

11

ex 2008 97 96 ;

11

ex 2008 97 97 ;

11

ex 2008 97 98 ;

11

ex 2008 99 28 ;

10

ex 2008 99 34 ;

10

ex 2008 99 37 ;

10

ex 2008 99 40 ;

10

ex 2008 99 49 ;

60

ex 2008 99 67 ;

95

ex 2008 99 99

60

Flour, meal or powder of dried figs

(Food)

ex 1106 30 90

60

23

Pistachios, in shell

0802 51 00

 

Turkey (TR)

Aflatoxins

50

Pistachios, shelled

0802 52 00

Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing pistachios

ex 0813 50 39 ;

60

ex 0813 50 91 ;

60

ex 0813 50 99

60

Pistachio paste

ex 2007 10 10 ;

60

ex 2007 10 99 ;

30

Pistachios, prepared or preserved, including mixtures

ex 2007 99 39 ;

03; 04

ex 2007 99 50 ;

32

ex 2007 99 97 ;

22

ex 2008 19 13 ;

20

ex 2008 19 93 ;

20

ex 2008 97 12 ;

19

ex 2008 97 14 ;

19

ex 2008 97 16 ;

19

ex 2008 97 18 ;

19

ex 2008 97 32 ;

19

ex 2008 97 34 ;

19

ex 2008 97 36 ;

19

ex 2008 97 38 ;

19

ex 2008 97 51 ;

19

ex 2008 97 59 ;

19

ex 2008 97 72 ;

19

ex 2008 97 74 ;

19

ex 2008 97 76 ;

19

ex 2008 97 78 ;

19

ex 2008 97 92 ;

19

ex 2008 97 93 ;

19

ex 2008 97 94 ;

19

ex 2008 97 96 ;

19

ex 2008 97 97 ;

19

ex 2008 97 98

19

Flour, meal and powder of pistachios

(Food)

ex 1106 30 90

50

24

Vine leaves

(Food)

ex 2008 99 99

11; 19

Turkey (TR)

Pesticide residues (4)  (7)

20

25

Sesamum seeds

(Food)

1207 40 90

 

Uganda (UG)

Salmonella  (6)

20

ex 2008 19 19

40

ex 2008 19 99

40

26

Pitahaya (dragon fruit)

(Food – fresh or chilled)

ex 0810 90 20

10

Vietnam (VN)

Pesticide residues (4)  (8)

10

2.   Compound food referred to in Article 1(1)(b)(ii)

Row

Compound food containing any of the individual products listed in the table in point 1 of this Annex due to risk of contamination by aflatoxins in a quantity above 20 % of either a single product or as the sum of products listed

 

CN code (12)

Description (13)

1

ex 1704 90

Sugar confectionery (including white chocolate), not containing cocoa, other than chewing gum, whether or not sugar-coated

2

ex 1806

Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa

3

ex 1905

Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers’ wares, whether or not containing cocoa, communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products


(1)  Where only certain products under any CN code are required to be examined, the CN code is marked ‘ex’.

(2)  The sampling and the analyses shall be performed in accordance with the sampling procedures and the analytical reference methods set out in point 1(b) of Annex III.

(3)  The analytical report referred to in Article 10(3) shall be issued by a laboratory accredited in accordance with EN ISO/IEC 17025 for the analysis of pentachlorophenol (PCP) in food and feed.

The analytical report shall indicate:

(a)

the results of sampling and analysis for the presence of PCP, performed by the competent authorities of the country of origin or of the country where the consignment is consigned from if that country is different from the country of origin;

(b)

the measurement uncertainty of the analytical result;

(c)

the limit of detection (LOD) of the analytical method; and

(d)

the limit of quantification (LOQ) of the analytical method.

The extraction before analysis shall be performed with an acidified solvent. The analysis shall be carried out according to the modified version of the QuEChERS method as set out on the websites of the European Union Reference Laboratories for Residues of Pesticides or according to an equally reliable method.

(4)  Residues of at least those pesticides listed in the control programme adopted in accordance with Article 29(2) of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 February 2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin and amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC (OJ L 70, 16.3.2005, p. 1) that can be analysed with multi-residue methods based on GC-MS and LC-MS (pesticides to be monitored in/on products of plant origin only).

(5)  Residues of Carbofuran.

(6)  The sampling and the analyses shall be performed in accordance with the sampling procedures and the analytical reference methods set out in point 1(a) of Annex III.

(7)  Residues of Dithiocarbamates (dithiocarbamates expressed as CS2, including maneb, mancozeb, metiram, propineb, thiram and ziram) and Metrafenone.

(8)  Residues of Dithiocarbamates (dithiocarbamates expressed as CS2, including maneb, mancozeb, metiram, propineb, thiram and ziram), Phenthoate and Quinalphos.

(9)  The description of the goods is as laid down in the description column of the CN in Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ L 256 7.9.1987, p. 1).

(10)  Foodstuffs containing or consisting of betel leaves (Piper betle) including, but not limited to, those declared under CN code 1404 90 00.

(11)  Residues of Ethylene Oxide (sum of ethylene oxide and 2-chloro-ethanol, expressed as ethylene oxide).

(12)  Where only certain products under any CN code are required to be examined, the CN code is marked ‘ex’.

(13)  The description of the goods is as laid down in the description column of the CN in Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ L 256 7.9.1987, p. 1).


ANNEX IIa

Food and feed from certain third countries subject to suspension of entry into the Union referred to in Article 11a

Row

Food and feed

(intended use)

CN code (1)

TARIC sub-division

Country of origin

Hazard

1

Foodstuffs consisting of dried beans

(Food)

0713 35 00

0713 39 00

0713 90 00

 

Nigeria (NG)

Pesticide residues


(1)  Where only certain products under any CN code are required to be examined, the CN code is marked ‘ex’.


ANNEX IV

MODEL OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 11 OF COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/1793 FOR THE ENTRY INTO THE UNION OF CERTAIN FOOD OR FEED

Image 1

 

COUNTRY

Certificate for the entry into the Union of food or feed

Part II: Certification

II.

Health information

II.a

Certificate reference No

II.b

IMSOC reference No

 

II.1.

I, the undersigned, declare that I am aware of the relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety (OJ L 31, 1.2.2002, p. 1), Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs (OJ L 139, 30.4.2004, p. 1), Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 January 2005 laying down requirements for feed hygiene (OJ L 35, 8.2.2005, p. 1) and Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2017 on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products, amending Regulations (EC) No 999/2001, (EC) No 396/2005, (EC) No 1069/2009, (EC) No 1107/2009, (EU) No 1151/2012, (EU) No 652/2014, (EU) 2016/429 and (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Regulations (EC) No 1/2005 and (EC) No 1099/2009 and Council Directives 98/58/EC, 1999/74/EC, 2007/43/EC, 2008/119/EC and 2008/120/EC and repealing Regulations (EC) No 854/2004 and (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Directives 89/608/EEC, 89/662/EEC, 90/425/EEC, 91/496/EEC, 96/23/EC, 96/93/EC and 97/78/EC and Council Decision 92/438/EEC (Official Controls Regulation) (OJ L 95, 7.4.2017, p. 1), and I certify that:

 

(1) Either

[II.1.1.

the food of the consignment described above with the identification code … (indicate the identification code for the consignment referred to in Article 9(1) of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793) was produced in accordance with the requirements of Regulations (EC) No 178/2002 and (EC) No 852/2004 and in particular:

primary production of such food and associated operations listed in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 comply with the general hygiene provisions laid down in part A of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 852/2004;

(1) (2) and, in the case of any stage of production, processing and distribution after primary production and related operations:

it has been handled and, where appropriate, prepared, packaged and stored in a hygienic manner in accordance with the requirements of Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 and,

it comes from (an) establishment(s) implementing a programme based on the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) principles in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 852/2004;]

 

(1) Or

[II.1.2.

the feed of the consignment described above with the identification code … (indicate the identification code for the consignment referred to in Article 9(1) of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793) was produced in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and (EC) No 183/2005 and in particular:

primary production of such feed and associated operations listed in Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 comply with the provisions of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 183/2005;

(1) (2) and, in the case of any stage of production, processing and distribution after primary production and related operations:

it has been handled and, where appropriate, prepared, packaged and stored in a hygienic manner in accordance with the requirements of Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 and,

it comes from (an) establishment(s) implementing a programme based on the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) principles in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 183/2005.]

II.2

I, the undersigned, according to the provisions of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 of 22 October 2019 on the temporary increase of official controls and emergency measures governing the entry into the Union of certain goods from certain third countries implementing Regulations (EU) 2017/625 and (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Regulations (EC) No 669/2009, (EU) No 884/2014, (EU) 2015/175, (EU) 2017/186 and (EU) 2018/1660 (OJ L 277, 29.10.2019, p. 89), certify that:

[II.2.1.

Certification for food and feed of non-animal origin listed in Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793, as well as for compound food listed in that Annex, due to contamination risk by mycotoxins

from the consignment described above, samples were taken in accordance with:

Commission Regulation (EC) No 401/2006 to determine the level of aflatoxin B1 and level of total aflatoxin contamination for food

Commission Regulation (EC) No 152/2009 to determine the level of aflatoxin B1 for feed

on … date), subject to laboratory analyses on … (date)

in the … (name of the laboratory) with methods covering at least the hazards identified in Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793.

The details of the methods of laboratory analyses and all results are attached and show compliance with Union legislation on maximum levels of aflatoxins.]

(3) And/Or

[II.2.2.

Certification for food and feed of non-animal origin listed in Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793, as well as for compound food listed in that Annex, due to contamination risk by pesticide residues

from the consignment described above, samples were taken in accordance with Commission Directive 2002/63/EC on … (date), subject to laboratory analyses on … (date) in the … (name of the laboratory) with methods covering at least the hazards identified in Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793.

The details of the methods of laboratory analyses and all results are attached and show compliance with Union legislation on maximum residue levels of pesticides.]

(3) And/Or

[II.2.3.

Certification for guar gum listed in Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793, including for compound food listed in that Annex, due to contamination risk by pentachlorophenol and dioxins

from the consignment described above, samples were taken in accordance with Commission Directive 2002/63/EC on … (date), subject to laboratory analyses on … (date) in the … (name of the laboratory) with methods covering at least the hazards identified in Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793.

The details of the methods of laboratory analyses and all results are attached and show that the goods do not contain more than 0.01 mg/kg pentachlorophenol.]

(3) And/Or

[II.2.4.

Certification for food of non-animal origin listed in Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793, as well as for compound food listed in that Annex due to risk of microbiological contamination

from the consignment described above, samples were taken in accordance with Annex III to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793

on … (date), subject to laboratory analyses on … (date)

in the … (name of the laboratory) with methods covering at least the hazards identified in Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793.

The details of the methods of laboratory analyses and all results are attached and show the absence of Salmonella in 25 g.]

II.3

This certificate has been issued before the consignment to which it relates has left the control of the competent authority issuing it.

II.4

This certificate is valid during four months from the date of issue, but in any case no longer than six months from the date of the results of the last laboratory analyses.

Notes

See notes for completion in this Annex.

Part II:

(1)

Delete or cross out as appropriate (e.g. if food or feed)

(2)

It applies only in the case of any stage of production, processing and distribution after primary production and related operations.

(3)

Delete or cross out as appropriate in the case where you do not select this point for providing the certification.

(4)

The colour of the signature shall be different to that of the printing. The same rule applies to stamps other than those that are embossed or are a watermark.

 

 

Certifying officer:

Name (in capital letters):

Qualification and title:

Date:

Signature:

Stamp

NOTES ON THE COMPLETION OF THE MODEL OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 11 OF COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/1793 FOR THE ENTRY INTO THE UNION OF CERTAIN FOOD OR FEED

General

To positively select any option, please tick or mark the relevant box with a cross (X).

Whenever mentioned, ‘ISO’ means the international standard two-letter code for a country, in accordance with the international standard ISO 3166 alpha-2 (1).

Only one of the options may be selected in boxes I.15, I.18, I.20.

Unless otherwise indicated, the boxes are compulsory.

If the consignee, the entry border control post (BCP) or the transport details (that is to say, the means and date) change after the certificate has been issued, the operator responsible for the consignment must advise the competent authority of the Member State of entry. Such a change shall not result in a request for a replacement certificate.

In case the certificate is submitted in the information management system for official controls (IMSOC), the following applies:

the entries or boxes specified in Part I constitute the data dictionaries for the electronic version of the official certificate;

the sequences of boxes in Part I of the model official certificate and the size and shape of those boxes are indicative;

where a stamp is required, its electronic equivalent is an electronic seal. Such seal shall comply with the rules for the issuance of electronic certificates referred to in Article 90(f) of Regulation (EU) 2017/625.

Part I: Details of the dispatched consignment

Country:

The name of the third country issuing the certificate.

Box I.1.

Consignor/Exporter: the name and address (street, city and region, province or state, as appropriate) of the natural or legal person dispatching the consignment that must be located in the third country.

Box I.2.

Certificate reference No: the unique mandatory code assigned by the competent authority of the third country in accordance with its own classification. This box is compulsory for all certificates not submitted in the IMSOC.

Box I.2.a

IMSOC reference No: the unique reference code automatically assigned by the IMSOC, if the certificate is registered in the IMSOC. This box must not be completed if the certificate is not submitted in the IMSOC.

Box I.3.

Central competent authority: name of the central authority in the third country issuing the certificate.

Box I.4.

Local competent authority: if applicable, the name of the local authority in the third country issuing the certificate.

Box I.5.

Consignee/Importer: name and address of the natural or legal person for whom the consignment is intended in the Member State.

Box I.6.

Operator responsible for the consignment: the name and address of the person in the European Union in charge of the consignment when presented to the BCP and who makes the necessary declarations to the competent authorities either as the importer or on behalf of the importer. This box is optional.

Box I.7.

Country of origin: the name and ISO code of the country where the goods are originating from, grown, harvested or produced.

Box I.8.

Not applicable.

Box I.9.

Country of destination: the name and ISO code of the European Union Member State of destination of the products.

Box I.10.

Not applicable.

Box I.11.

Place of dispatch: the name and address of the holdings or establishments from which the products come from.

Any unit of a company in the food or feed sector. Only the establishment shipping the products is to be named. In the case of trade involving more than one third country (triangular movement), the place of dispatch is the last third-country establishment of the export chain from which the final consignment is transported to the European Union.

Box I.12.

Place of destination: this information is optional.

For the placing on the market: the place where the products are sent for final unloading. Give the name, address and approval number of the holdings or establishments of the place of destination, if applicable.

Box I.13.

Place of loading: not applicable.

Box I.14.

Date and time of departure: the date when the means of transport departs (aeroplane, vessel, railway or road vehicle).

Box I.15.

Means of transport: means of transport leaving the country of dispatch.

Mode of transport: aeroplane, vessel, railway, road vehicle or other. ‘Other’ means modes of transport not covered by Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 (2).

Identification of the means of transport: for aeroplanes the flight number, for vessels the ship name(s), for railways the train identity and wagon number, for road transports the registration number plate with trailer number plate if applicable.

In the case of a ferry, state the identification of the road vehicle, the registration number plate with trailer number plate if applicable, and the name of the scheduled ferry.

Box I.16

Entry BCP: state the name of the BCP and its identification code assigned by the IMSOC.

Box I.17.

Accompanying documents:

Laboratory report: indicate the reference number and the date of issuance of the report/results of laboratory analyses referred to in Article 10(1) of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793.

Other: the type and reference number of document must be stated when a consignment is accompanied by other documents such as commercial documents (for example, the airway bill number, the bill of lading number or the commercial number of the train or road vehicle).

Box I.18.

Transport conditions: category of required temperature during the transport of products (ambient, chilled, frozen). Only one category may be selected.

Box I.19.

Container No/Seal No: if applicable, the corresponding numbers.

The container number must be provided if the goods are transported in closed containers.

Only the official seal number must be stated. An official seal applies if a seal is affixed to the container, truck or rail wagon under the supervision of the competent authority issuing the certificate.

Box I.20.

Goods certified as: state the intended use for products as specified in the relevant European Union official certificate.

Human consumption: concerns only products intended for human consumption.

Feedingstuff: concerns only products intended for animal feed.

Box I.21.

Not applicable.

Box I.22.

For internal market: for all consignments destined to be placed on the market in the European Union.

Box I.23.

Total number of packages: the number of packages. In the case of bulk consignments, this box is optional.

Box I.24.

Quantity:

Total net weight: this is defined as the mass of the goods themselves without immediate containers or any packaging.

Total gross weight: overall weight in kilograms. This is defined as the aggregate mass of the products and of the immediate containers and all their packaging, but excluding transport containers and other transport equipment.

Box I.25.

Description of goods: State the relevant Harmonised System code and the title defined by the World Customs Organisation as referred to in Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 (3). This customs description shall be supplemented, if necessary, by additional information required to classify the products.

Indicate the species, types of products, the number of packages, type of packaging, batch number, net weight, and indicate ‘final consumer’ where products are packed for a final consumer.

Species: the scientific name or as defined in accordance with European Union legislation.

Type of packaging: identify the type of packaging according to the definition given in Annexes V and VI to Recommendation No 21 of UN/CEFACT (United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business).

Part II: Certification

This part must be completed by a certifying officer authorised by the competent authority of the third country to sign the official certificate, as provided for in Article 88(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/625.

Box II.

Health information: please complete this part in accordance with the specific European Union health requirements relating to the nature of the products and as defined in the equivalence agreements with certain third countries or in other European Union legislation, such as that for certification.

Select among points II.2.1, II.2.2, II.2.3 and II.2.4, the point corresponding to the category of product and the hazard(s) for which the certification is given.

In case the official certificate is not submitted in the IMSOC, the statements which are not relevant must be crossed out, initialled and stamped by the certifying officer, or completely removed from the certificate.

In case the certificate is submitted in the IMSOC, the statements which are not relevant must be crossed out or completely removed from the certificate.

Box II.a

Certificate reference No: same reference code as in box I.2.

Box II.b

IMSOC reference No: same reference code as in box I.2.a, mandatory only for official certificates issued in the IMSOC.

Certifying officer:

Official of the competent authority of the third country authorised to sign official certificates by the competent authority: indicate the name in capital letters, qualification and title, where applicable, identification number and original stamp of the competent authority and date of signature.


(1)  List of country names and code elements under:http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes/iso-3166-1_decoding_table.htm.

(2)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 of 22 December 2004 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations and amending Directives 64/432/EEC and 93/119/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1255/97 (OJ L 3, 5.1.2005, p. 1).

(3)  Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ L 256, 7.9.1987, p. 1).’


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