Fabian Demicoli

Report on Increased checks on the import of food of non-animal origin.

The report published by the
Commission presents the results of controls carried out by EU countries in
2012. It shows that the system of controls at EU borders on fruit and vegetable
imports from non-EU countries is protecting consumers from potential food safety
risks.

Increased level of official controls
on feed and food of non-animal origin is in application since 25 January 2010:
Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 provides for a coordinated and uniform control
approach at the EU border when a known or emerging risk has been identified; in
addition to the 'routine' checks performed by competent authorities. The report
lists products delisted from increased controls due to satisfactory levels of
compliance reported in 2012. Others, such as groundnuts from Ghana and India,
okra and curry leaves from India and watermelon seeds from Nigeria were added
to the list for increased controls

Further information can be found at:

http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/controls/increased_checks/docs/results_ms_border_controls_2012_en.pdf

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