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Legislation

Volume 57
7 March 2014


Contents

 

II   Non-legislative acts

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REGULATIONS

 

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 211/2014 of 27 February 2014 correcting the Slovak language version of Commission Regulation (EC) No 340/2008 on the fees and charges payable to the European Chemicals Agency pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) ( 1 )

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Commission Regulation (EU) No 212/2014 of 6 March 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of the contaminant citrinin in food supplements based on rice fermented with red yeast Monascus purpureus  ( 1 )

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 213/2014 of 6 March 2014 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

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ACTS ADOPTED BY BODIES CREATED BY INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

 

 

2014/121/EU

 

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Decision No 1/2014 of the ACP-EU Committee of Ambassadors of 7 February 2014 appointing the members of the Executive Board of the Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE)

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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) No 211/2014

of 27 February 2014

correcting the Slovak language version of Commission Regulation (EC) No 340/2008 on the fees and charges payable to the European Chemicals Agency pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

(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 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC (1), and in particular Article 74(1) and Article 132 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In the Slovak language version, an error occurring three times in Table 4 of Annex III to Commission Regulation (EC) No 340/2008 (2), as amended by Implementing Regulation (EU) No 254/2013 (3), should be corrected. The other language versions are not affected.

(2)

Regulation (EC) No 340/2008 should therefore be corrected accordingly.

(3)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established under Article 133 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Concerns only the Slovak language version.

Article 2

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, 27 February 2014.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 396, 30.12.2006, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 340/2008 of 16 April 2008 on the fees and charges payable to the European Chemicals Agency pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) (OJ L 107, 17.4.2008, p. 6).

(3)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 254/2013 of 20 March 2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 340/2008 on the fees and charges payable to the European Chemicals Agency pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) (OJ L 79, 21.3.2013, p. 7).


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 212/2014

of 6 March 2014

amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of the contaminant citrinin in food supplements based on rice fermented with red yeast Monascus purpureus

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 315/93 of 8 February 1993 laying down Community procedures for contaminants in food (1), and in particular Article 2(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 of 19 December 2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs (2) sets maximum levels for mycotoxins in food.

(2)

The Scientific Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (The Panel on Contaminants) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has, on a request from the Commission, adopted on 2 March 2012 an opinion on the risks for public and animal health related to the presence of citrinin in food and feed (3). The Panel on Contaminants decided to characterise the risk of citrinin on the available data on nephrotoxicity and determined a level of no concern for nephrotoxicity. Applying an uncertainty factor of 100 to the No Observed Adverse Effect Level (NOAEL) of 20 μg/kg bodyweight (b.w.) per day results in a level of no concern for nephrotoxicity in humans of 0,2 μg/kg b.w. per day. The Panel on Contaminants concluded that based on the available data, a concern for genotoxicity and carcinogenicity could not be excluded as regards citrinin at the level of no concern for nephrotoxicity.

(3)

The Scientific Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (The NDA Panel) of EFSA has, on request of the Competent Authority of the Netherlands following an application by Sylvan Bio Europe BV, adopted on 24 January 2013 an opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to monacolin K in SYLVAN BIO red yeast rice and maintenance of normal blood LDL-cholesterol concentration pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 (4). The NDA Panel concluded that a cause and effect relationship has been established between the consumption of monacolin K in red yeast rice preparations and maintenance of normal blood LDL-cholesterol concentrations. The NDA Panel considers that the following wording reflects the scientific evidence: ‘Monacolin K from red yeast rice contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations’ and in order to obtain the claimed effect, 10 mg of monacolin K from fermented red yeast rice preparations should be consumed daily. The target population is adults in the general population. The health claim can be applied to all red yeast rice preparations on the market.

(4)

Monacolin K is produced by Monascus purpureus of which some strains produce also citrinin. Data available on the presence of citrinin in certain red yeast rice preparations revealed high levels of citrinin in those preparations. The consumption of such red yeast rice preparations at the quantity necessary to obtain the claimed effect would result in an exposure significantly above the level of no concern for nephrotoxicity of citrinin. Therefore it is appropriate to establish a maximum level for citrinin in red yeast rice preparations. To obtain the necessary intake of monacolin K, 4-6 capsules of 600 mg of red yeast rice need to be consumed. A maximum level of 2 mg/kg for citrinin in red yeast rice preparation has been established in order to ensure that the possible exposure to citrinin from these red yeast rice preparations remains significantly below the level of nephrotoxicity of 0,2 μg/kg bw foe an adult. Given the gaps in knowledge as regards the presence of citrinin in other foodstuffs and the remaining uncertainties as regards the carcinogenicity and genotoxicity of citrinin, it is appropriate to review the maximum level within two years’ time once more information has been gathered as regards the toxicity of citrinin and the exposure from other foodstuffs.

(5)

The addition of substances to or the use of substances in foodstuffs is governed by specific Union and national legislation, as is the classification of products as foodstuffs or medicinal products. The setting of a maximum level in such a substance or product does not constitute an authorisation to the marketing of the substance for which a maximum level is established, a decision on whether the substance can be used in foodstuffs, or a classification of a certain product as a foodstuff.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In section 2 of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006, the following entries 2.8 and 2.8.1 are added:

Foodstuffs (1)

Maximum levels (μg/kg)

‘2.8

Citrinin

 

2.8.1

Food supplements based on rice fermented with red yeast Monascus purpureus

2 000 (5)

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.

It shall apply from 1 April 2014.

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

Done at Brussels, 6 March 2014.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 37, 13.2.1993, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 364, 20.12.2006, p. 5.

(3)  EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM); Scientific Opinion on the risks for public and animal health related to the presence of citrinin in food and feed. EFSA Journal 2012;10(3):2605. [82 pp.] doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2012.2605. Available online: www.efsa.europa.eu/efsajournal

(4)  EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA); Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to monacolin K in SYLVAN BIO red yeast rice and maintenance of normal blood LDL-cholesterol concentrations pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. EFSA Journal 2013;11(2):3084. [13 pp.]. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3084. Available online: www.efsa.europa.eu/efsajournal

(5)  The maximum level is to be reviewed before 1 January 2016 in the light of information on exposure to citrinin from other foodstuffs and updated information on the toxicity of citrinin in particular as regards carcinogenicity and genotoxicity.’


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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 213/2014

of 6 March 2014

establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (1),

Having regard to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 of 7 June 2011 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 in respect of the fruit and vegetables and processed fruit and vegetables sectors (2), and in particular Article 136(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 lays down, pursuant to the outcome of the Uruguay Round multilateral trade negotiations, the criteria whereby the Commission fixes the standard values for imports from third countries, in respect of the products and periods stipulated in Annex XVI, Part A thereto.

(2)

The standard import value is calculated each working day, in accordance with Article 136(1) of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011, taking into account variable daily data. Therefore this Regulation should enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The standard import values referred to in Article 136 of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 are fixed in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day 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, 6 March 2014.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

Jerzy PLEWA

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 157, 15.6.2011, p. 1.


ANNEX

Standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

(EUR/100 kg)

CN code

Third country code (1)

Standard import value

0702 00 00

MA

63,8

TN

73,8

TR

101,4

ZZ

79,7

0707 00 05

EG

182,1

JO

182,1

MA

176,8

TR

158,1

ZZ

174,8

0709 91 00

EG

51,3

ZZ

51,3

0709 93 10

MA

42,1

TR

111,3

ZZ

76,7

0805 10 20

EG

48,0

IL

66,9

MA

49,2

TN

50,6

TR

60,8

ZZ

55,1

0805 50 10

TR

64,2

ZZ

64,2

0808 10 80

MK

30,8

US

189,9

ZZ

110,4

0808 30 90

AR

112,8

CL

162,8

CN

68,3

TR

156,2

US

226,5

ZA

130,3

ZZ

142,8


(1)  Nomenclature of countries laid down by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1833/2006 (OJ L 354, 14.12.2006, p. 19). Code ‘ZZ’ stands for ‘of other origin’.


ACTS ADOPTED BY BODIES CREATED BY INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

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DECISION No 1/2014 OF THE ACP-EU COMMITTEE OF AMBASSADORS

of 7 February 2014

appointing the members of the Executive Board of the Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE)

(2014/121/EU)

THE ACP-EU COMMITTEE OF AMBASSADORS,

Having regard to the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 (1), as first amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 (2) and as amended for the second time in Ouagadougou on 22 June 2010 (3), and in particular Article 2(6) of Annex III thereof,

Having regard to Decision No 8/2005 of the ACP-EC Committee of Ambassadors of 20 July 2005 on the Statutes and rules of procedure of the Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE) (4), and in particular Article 9(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 9 of the Statutes and rules of procedure of the Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE), adopted by Decision No 8/2005 of the ACP-EC Committee of Ambassadors of 20 July 2005, provides that the Committee of Ambassadors shall appoint the members of the Executive Board, for a maximum period of five years.

(2)

The term of office of the three EU members of the Executive Board of the Centre for the Development of Enterprise, appointed by Decision No 3/2013 of the ACP-EU Committee of Ambassadors of 30 July 2013 (5), will expire on 6 March 2014,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Without prejudice to any subsequent decisions that the Committee might have to take under its prerogatives, the term of office of the three EU members of the Executive Board of the Centre for the Development of Enterprise is extended for a period of six months.

The composition of the CDE Executive Board is therefore as follows:

Mr Adebayo AKINDEINDE

Mr Giovannangelo MONTECCHI PALAZZI

Ms Vera VENCLIKOVA,

whose term of office expires on 6 September 2014, and

Mr John Atkins ARUHURI

Ms Maria MACHAILO-ELLIS

Mr Félix MOUKO

whose term of office expires on 6 September 2018.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption. It may be revised at any time depending on the situation of the Centre.

Done at Brussels, 7 February 2014.

For the ACP-EU Committee of Ambassadors

The Chairman

Th. N. SOTIROPOULOS


(1)  OJ L 317, 15.12.2000, p. 3.

(2)  Agreement amending the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 (OJ L 209, 11.8.2005, p. 27).

(3)  Agreement amending for the second time the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000, as first amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 (OJ L 287, 4.11.2010, p. 3).

(4)  OJ L 66, 8.3.2006, p. 16.

(5)  OJ L 263, 5.10.2013, p. 18.