Processes to reduce maximum residue levels for iprodione and linuron
The European Commission has notified the World Trade Organisation of two processes to change the maximum residue levels for iprodione and linuron. Under Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2091 of November 2017, the approval for the plant protection product iprodione as an active agent was not renewed. The grace period for all plant protection products containing this active agent ended on 5 June 2018.
ECJ: GMO provisions also apply to new techniques
Food genetically modified through targeted mutagenesis falls within the scope of the provisions of EU law on genetically modified organisms (GMO). The ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) of 25 July 2018 in case C-528/16 to this effect is thus a groundbreaking decision in the field of genetic engineering.
GC×GC-TOF method for the determination of mineral oil constituents in complex mixtures
Research expertise and accredited service combined: The ifp Institut für Produktqualität now offers a highly selective method which uses ifp's own GC×GC-TOF for the characterisation and quantification of mineral oil constituents in complex matrices.
ifp and MQD create joint venture in Güstrow
ifp Institute for Product Quality and MQD Güstrow have created a joint venture in Güstrow (federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania): MQD Institut für Analytik, Hygiene und Produktqualität GmbH.
01.08.2017 / Update 09.08.2017
Eggs contaminated with fipronil recalled – take precautions
In the Netherlands, several million eggs were recalled from sale. The reason for this was contamination with the insecticide fipronil, which is used against fleas, lice, ticks, cockroaches and mites, amongst other pests. Furthermore, more than ten million of the affected eggs were delivered to Germany. In the interim, ALDI removed the eggs entirely from sale – the only supermarket chain to do so.