Newsletter #29




The 2020 RASFF report is out!

Every year, the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) publishes a report with details regarding notifications that have been done the year before.

According to RASFF of the European Commission, “In 2020, RASFF was in particular confronted with a major food contamination incident when in September, Belgium reported high levels of an unauthorized pesticide, ethylene oxide, in sesame seeds from India, a substance for which a Maximum Residue Limit of 0,05 ppm is set in the legislation for that commodity.”

Furthermore, the majority of notifications in 2020 were within the “fruits and vegetables” category. This is due to the increased number of notifications from Bulgaria concerning failure to comply with pesticide regulations, mainly from crops originating from Turkey.

Read the full report via this link.