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Official Journal of the European Union, L 353, 23 October 2020


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Official Journal

of the European Union

L 353

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Legislation

Volume 63
23 October 2020


Contents

 

II   Non-legislative acts

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REGULATIONS

 

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1538 of 16 October 2020 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Pampepato di Terni/Panpepato di Terni (PGI))

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1539 of 16 October 2020 approving non-minor amendments to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications Sainte-Maure de Touraine (PDO)

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1540 of 22 October 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 as regards sesamum seeds originating in India ( 1 )

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DECISIONS

 

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Political and Security Committee Decision (CFSP) 2020/1541 of 13 October 2020 on the appointment of the Head of Mission of the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) (EUPOL COPPS/1/2020)

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(1)   Text with EEA relevance.

EN

Acts whose titles are printed in light type are those relating to day-to-day management of agricultural matters, and are generally valid for a limited period.

The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


II Non-legislative acts

REGULATIONS

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/1538

of 16 October 2020

entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (‘Pampepato di Terni’/‘Panpepato di Terni’ (PGI))

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (1), and in particular Article 52(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 50(2)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012, Italy’s application to register the name ‘Pampepato di Terni’/‘Panpepato di Terni’ was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (2).

(2)

As no statement of opposition under Article 51 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 has been received by the Commission, the name ‘Pampepato di Terni’/‘Panpepato di Terni’ should therefore be entered in the register,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The name ‘Pampepato di Terni’/‘Panpepato di Terni’ (PGI) is hereby entered in the register.

The name specified in the first paragraph denotes a product in Class 2.3. – bread, pastry, cakes, confectionery, biscuits and other baker’s wares, as listed in Annex XI to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 668/2014 (3).

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 16 October 2020.

For the Commission,

On behalf of the President,

Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 343, 14.12.2012, p. 1.

(2)  OJ C 217, 1.7.2020, p. 33.

(3)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 668/2014 of 13 June 2014 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (OJ L 179, 19.6.2014, p. 36).


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L 353/3


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/1539

of 16 October 2020

approving non-minor amendments to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications ‘Sainte-Maure de Touraine’ (PDO)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (1), and in particular Article 52(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to the first subparagraph of Article 53(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012, the Commission has examined France’s application for the approval of amendments to the specification for the protected designation of origin ‘Sainte-Maure de Touraine’, registered under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1107/96 (2), as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 828/2003 (3).

(2)

Since the amendments in question are not minor within the meaning of Article 53(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012, the Commission published the amendment application in the Official Journal of the European Union (4) as required by Article 50(2)(a) of that Regulation.

(3)

As no statement of opposition under Article 51 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 has been received by the Commission, the amendments to the specification should be approved,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The amendments to the specification published in the Official Journal of the European Union regarding the name ‘Sainte-Maure de Touraine’ (PDO) are hereby approved.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 16 October 2020.

For the Commission,

On behalf of the President,

Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 343, 14.12.2012, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 1107/96 of 12 June 1996 on the registration of geographical indications and designations of origin under the procedure laid down in Article 17 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2081/92 (OJ L 148, 21.6.1996, p. 1).

(3)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 828/2003 of 14 May 2003 amending the specification of 16 names appearing in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1107/96 on the registration of geographical indications and designations of origin under the procedure laid down in Article 17 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2081/92 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs (Danablu, Monti Iblei, Lesbos, Beaufort, Salers, Reblochon or Reblochon de Savoie, Laguiole, Mont d'Or or Vacherin du Haut-Doubs, Comté, Roquefort, Epoisses de Bourgogne, Brocciu corse or Brocciu, Sainte-Maure de Touraine, Ossau-Iraty, Dinde de Bresse, Huile essentielle de lavande de Haute-Provence) (OJ L 120, 15.5.2003, p. 3).

(4)  OJ C 211, 25.6.2020, p. 15.


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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/1540

of 22 October 2020

amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 as regards sesamum seeds originating in India

(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 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)(ii) 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), and points (a) and (b) of the first subparagraph of Article 54(4) 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, imposed on certain food and feed of non-animal origin imported from certain third countries 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)

The recent occurrence of food safety 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 sesamum seeds originating from India require amending Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793.

(3)

In September 2020, very high levels of ethylene oxide were notified through the RASFF as regards certain batches of sesamum seeds originating in or consigned from India and having entered the Union. Those levels are exceeding more than 1 000 times the maximum residue level of 0,05 mg/kg applicable for ethylene oxide in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council (4).

(4)

Such contamination constitutes a serious risk to human health within the Union, as ethylene oxide is classified as a mutagen, category 1B, a carcinogen, category 1 B, and a reproductive toxicant, category 1B, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (5). Moreover, ethylene oxide is not approved as an active substance for use in plant protection products in the Union.

(5)

In order to protect human health in the Union, it is therefore necessary to provide for special conditions in relation to pesticide residues regarding sesamum seeds from India. In particular, the official certificate which, in accordance with Article 11(1) of Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 in conjunction with Annex II thereto, is to accompany all consignments of sesamum seeds from India should also state that the products have been sampled and analysed for residues of pesticides to be monitored in/on products of plant origin, and that all results of sampling and analysis show compliance with Union legislation on maximum residue levels of pesticides. The results of the sampling and analysis should be attached to that certificate.

(6)

In view of ongoing trade, consignments of sesamum seeds originating from India that left the country of origin or the country of dispatch, if that country is different from the country of origin, before the date of entry into force of this Regulation should continue to be subject to the requirements applicable before that date.

(7)

In addition and in order to protect human health in the Union, the frequency of physical and identity checks for the presence of pesticides residues to be performed on sesamum seeds originating from India at the Union borders should be set at 50 %.

(8)

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(9)

In view of the serious risk for human health arising from contaminated consignments of sesamum seeds originating from India and in view of the need to take swift action, this Regulation should enter into force on the third day following that of its publication.

(10)

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

Amendment of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793

Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

Transitional measures

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 shall continue to apply as it stood before being amended by this Regulation to consignments of sesamum seeds from India having left the country of origin, or the country of dispatch if that country is different from the country of origin, before the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

Article 3

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

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

Done at Brussels, 22 October 2020.

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)  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).

(5)  Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (OJ L 353, 31.12.2008, p. 1).


ANNEX

In Annex II, in point 1, the entry for sesamum seeds originating from India is replaced by the following entry:

Food and feed (intended use)

CN code (1)

TARIC sub-division

Country of origin

Hazard

Frequency of identity and physical checks (%)

Sesamum seeds

(Food)

1207 40 90

 

India (IN)

Salmonella (*1)

20

Pesticides residues  (*2)  (*3)

50


(*1)  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 to this Regulation.

(*2)  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).

(*3)  Residues of ethylene oxide (sum of ethylene oxide and 2-chloro-ethanol, expressed as ethylene oxide).’


DECISIONS

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POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE DECISION (CFSP) 2020/1541

of 13 October 2020

on the appointment of the Head of Mission of the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) (EUPOL COPPS/1/2020)

THE POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular the third paragraph of Article 38 thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/354/CFSP of 3 July 2013 on the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) (1), and in particular Article 9(1) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 9(1) of Decision 2013/354/CFSP, the Political and Security Committee (PSC) is authorised, in accordance with the third paragraph of Article 38 of the Treaty, to take the relevant decisions for the purpose of exercising the political control and strategic direction of the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS), including the decision to appoint a Head of Mission.

(2)

On 28 September 2017 the PSC adopted Political and Security Committee Decision (CFSP) 2017/1802 (2), appointing Mr Kauko AALTOMAA as Head of Mission of EUPOL COPPS from 1 October 2017 to 30 June 2018.

(3)

The mandate of Mr Kauko AALTOMAA as Head of Mission of EUPOL COPPS has been regularly extended, most recently until 30 September 2020 by means of Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/902 (3), which also amended Decision 2013/354/CFSP and extended the duration of EUPOL COPPS until 30 June 2021.

(4)

On 7 October 2020 the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy proposed the appointment of Ms Nataliya APOSTOLOVA as Head of Mission of EUPOL COPPS,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Ms Nataliya APOSTOLOVA is hereby appointed as Head of Mission of the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) from 15 November 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

It shall apply from 15 November 2020.

Done at Brussels, 13 October 2020.

For the Political and Security Committee

The Chairperson

S. FROM-EMMESBERGER


(1)  OJ L 185, 4.7.2013, p. 12.

(2)  Political and Security Committee Decision (CFSP) 2017/1802 of 28 September 2017 on the appointment of the Head of Mission of the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) (EUPOL COPPS/1/2017) (OJ L 259, 7.10.2017, p. 20).

(3)  Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/902 of 29 June 2020 amending Decision 2013/354/CFSP on the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) (OJ L 207, 30.6.2020, p. 30).


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