Notice - Notification of WTO Members: Draft Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1321/2013 as regards the deletion of entries SF-001 to SF-010 from the Union list of authorised smoke flavouring primary products


WTO code G/SPS/N/EU/760
Date notice 03/05/2024
Notice type Regular
Title Draft Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1321/2013 as regards the deletion of entries SF-001 to SF-010 from the Union list of authorised smoke flavouring primary products
Summary

The text removes smoke flavouring primary products from the Union list of authorized smoke flavouring primary products. 

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), on 28 September 2023, adopted its scientific opinions on the safety of the smoke flavouring primary products SF-001, SF-002, SF-003, SF-004, SF-005, SF-006, SF-008 and SF-009. In its scientific opinions, the Authority concluded that a potential safety concern for genotoxicity for all the eight smoke flavouring primary products cannot be ruled out. For the smoke flavouring primary products SF-007 and SF-010 no application for the renewal of the authorization was submitted and the authorization expired on 1 January 2024.

The use of smoke flavourings in or on foods should only be authorised if it is sufficiently demonstrated that it does not present risks to human health. Therefore, based on the scientific opinions of the Authority, the renewal of the authorization of smoke flavouring primary products SF-001, SF-002, SF-003, SF-004, SF-005, SF-006, SF-008 and SF-009 is refused.

Since none of the ten products listed in the Union list of smoke flavouring primary products are authorized anymore, it is appropriate to remove the relevant references from the Annex of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1321/2013 and to adopt suitable transitional measures for the foods containing them. 

In order to allow for a smooth transition, the text lays down that foods containing smoke flavouring primary products SF-001, SF-002, SF-003, SF-004, SF-005, SF-006, SF-008 or SF-009 that comply with the provisions laid down for those smoke flavouring primary products in the Union list before the date of entry into force of the draft Regulation may continue to be placed on the market and remain on the market until their date of minimum durability or use by date if they are placed on the market until (i) 1 July 2029 for food categories 1.7 (cheese and cheese products), 8 (meat), 9.2 (processed fish and fishery products including crustaceans and molluscs), 9.3 (fish roe) and their corresponding subcategories and (ii) 1 July 2026 for all other food categories.

This notification includes, for information, eight Commission Implementing Decisions, addressed to the respective authorization holders, refusing the renewal of the authorizations for the smoke flavouring primary products for which the renewal of the authorization was requested

Product Food products
Country European Union

File attach:
NEU760.pdf

Orther Notice:


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G/SPS/N/NZL/761/Add.2 - Amendment to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) import health standard 155.02.06: Importation of Nursery Stock
G/SPS/N/RUS/283 - Draft Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission on the Rules for regulation of the circulation of feed additives within the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.
G/SPS/N/THA/742 - Establish conditions for the importation of Artemia and Artemia cysts in B.E. 2567.
G/SPS/N/ARE/280 - Draft amendment to Ministerial Resolution No. 109 of 2021 regarding the conditions for regulating the import of dogs and cats (Proposal).
G/SPS/N/KOR/783/Add.2 - Measures to prevent Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) from entering and spread within the Republic of Korea
G/SPS/N/KOR/801 - Proposed Amendments to the Regulation on the Declaration and Inspection of Imported Food Products, etc
G/SPS/N/TPKM/629 - Those foods, food additives, food utensils, food containers or packaging classified under 7 specific CCC codes.
G/SPS/N/JPN/1266 - Revision of the Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards)
G/SPS/N/JPN/1260/Add.1 - Proposed revisions of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Plant Protection Act, relevant notifications and detailed rules
G/SPS/N/BRA/2308 - Draft Resolution 1261, 7 June 2024.
G/SPS/N/UKR/222 - Draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Procedure of inspection, survey, phytosanitary examination, supervision, monitoring, disinfection of regulated objects, issuance of certificates in accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On Plant Quarantine", control of inspections in terms of sampling and selective control over the conduct of phytosanitary examination".
G/SPS/N/CAN/1557 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Cyflumetofen (PMRL2024-10).
G/SPS/N/SGP/83/Add.1 - Veterinary Conditions for the Importation of Dogs/Cats for Countries/Regions under Schedule I; Veterinary Conditions for the Importation of Dogs/Cats for Countries/Regions under Schedule II; Veterinary Conditions for the Importation of Dogs/Cats for Countries/Regions under Schedule III; Veterinary Conditions for the Importation of Assistance Dogs for Countries/Regions under Schedule I to III
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G/SPS/N/CHL/792 - Establece condiciones sanitarias generales para la importación a Chile de productos pecuarios y animales vivos y deroga Resolución Exenta No 1.150 del 2000
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G/SPS/N/EU/772 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1662 of 11 June 2024 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 on the temporary increase of official controls and emergency measures governing the entry into the Union of certain goods from certain third countries implementing Regulations (EU) 2017/625 and (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Text with EEA relevance).
G/SPS/N/GBR/59 - A New GB MRL for pydiflumetofen amending the GB MRL Statutory Register
G/SPS/N/GBR/60 - New GB MRLs for bentazone amending the GB MRL Statutory Register
G/SPS/N/GBR/61 - New GB MRLs for tricyclazole amending the GB MRL Statutory Register
G/SPS/N/GBR/62 - New GB MRLs for trifloxystrobin amending the GB MRL Statutory Register
G/SPS/N/NZL/769 - Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice.
G/SPS/N/BRA/2250/Add.2 - Draft Resolution 1232, 2 February 2024
G/SPS/N/JPN/1264 - Revision of the Specification and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards)
G/SPS/N/JPN/1265 - Revision of the Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards)
G/SPS/N/JPN/1267 - Revision of the Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards)
G/SPS/N/JPN/1268 - Revision of the Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards)
G/SPS/N/JPN/1269 - Revision of the Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards)
G/SPS/N/JPN/1270 - Revision of the Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards)
G/SPS/N/EU/771 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/749 of 29 February 2024 concerning the authorisation of lignosulphonate as a feed additive for all animal species (Text with EEA relevance)
G/SPS/N/SAU/532 - Ministerial Decision dated 15 May 2024 relating to the implementation of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM No. 15) for import consignments
G/SPS/N/USA/3135/Add.4 - Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods; Program Implementation; Determination of Sufficient Laboratory Capacity for Import-Related Food Testing Covered by the Regulation; Notification
G/SPS/N/ZAF/83 - Compulsory specification for dried abalone – VC 9108.
G/SPS/N/ZAF/84 - Amendment of the Compulsory Specification for frozen shrimps (prawns), langoustines and crabs, and products derived therefrom, (VC 8031).
G/SPS/N/ZAF/85 - Amendment of a Compulsory Specification for chilled smoked finfish and smoke-flavoured finfish (VC8021)
G/SPS/N/ZAF/86 - Amendment of the Compulsory Specification for frozen fish, frozen marine molluscs, and frozen products derived therefrom - VC 8017
G/SPS/N/BRA/2303/Add.1 - Resolution 866, 10 May 2024
G/SPS/N/CAN/1555 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Broflanilide (PMRL2024-08)
G/SPS/N/CAN/1556 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Metsulfuron-methyl (PMRL2024-09)
G/SPS/N/EU/733/Add.1 - Food additives tartaric acid (L(+)-) (E 334), sodium tartrates (E 335), potassium tartrates (E 336), sodium potassium tartrate (E 337) and calcium tartrate (E 354)
G/SPS/N/BRA/2306 - Health certificate for exporting samples without commercial value to Brazil
G/SPS/N/BRA/2307 - DECREE No 12.031, of 28 May 2024.
G/SPS/N/EU/770 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1194 of 24 April 2024 concerning the renewal of the authorization of nicotinic acid and niacinamide as feed additives for all animal species and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) No 642/2013
G/SPS/N/TUR/88/Rev.1 - Turkish Food Codex Communiqué on the methods of sampling and analysis for the official control of the levels of mycotoxins in foodstuffs.
G/SPS/N/TUR/146 - Turkish Food Codex Communiqué on the Methods of Sampling and Analysis for the Control of the Plant Toxins in Foodstuffs
G/SPS/N/EU/765 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1325 of 8 May 2024 concerning the authorisation of a preparation of cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) produced with Ensifer adhaerens CGMCC 21299 as a feed additive for all animal species
G/SPS/N/EU/766 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1196 of 25 April 2024 concerning the renewal of the authorisation of a preparation of Lentilactobacillus buchneri DSM 19455 as a feed additive for all animal species and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) No 774/2013 (Text with EEA relevance).
G/SPS/N/EU/767 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1185 of 24 April 2024 concerning the renewal of the authorisation of orthophosphoric acid as a feed additive for all animal species and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1055/2013
G/SPS/N/EU/768 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1193 of 24 April 2024 concerning the renewal of the authorisation of sodium hydroxide as a feed additive for cats, dogs and ornamental fish and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) No 161/2013