AGRINFO UPDATE 2023/05
Welcome to Issue 5 of AGRINFO UPDATE – a regular information service keeping you up-to-date on evolving EU policies, regulations and standards that have potential impacts on agricultural value chains in low- and middle-income countries.
Find links below to our website, where we give clear summaries about recent and upcoming changes, and actions that companies or authorities need to take to meet the new rules.
If you need more information, contact us via the Consult AGRINFO service, available to subscribers working for public authorities, sector associations or farmer organisations in AGRINFO target countries.
ommission proposes rules on substantiating and approving environmental claims. Feedback period to 12 June 2023
EU to put in place stricter specifications for glycerol food additives. WTO SPS consultation – deadline 23 May 2023
EU carries out evaluation of Feed Additives Regulation and launches online Register of Feed Additives
EU investigation finds that 46% of honey on the European market is suspected of being adulterated
EU authorises use of the food additive “carbomer” (E1210) in food supplements. Applies from 21 March 2023
Common Fisheries Policy
EU prohibits targeted fishing of southern bluefin tuna by EU vessels. Applies from 13 April 2023
EU has not renewed approval of the active substance oxamyl. Reduction in MRLs expected for 2024
New pesticide MRLs
Changes will apply from 13 April 2023 affecting:
- pyridate (chives)
- pyridaben (grapefruits)
- pyriproxyfen (apricots, pears, quinces, medlars, loquats, Japanese medlars, cranberries and okra)
Changes will apply from 21 October 2023 affecting: