Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - EU - 2015

Council Minutes, 14 December 2015

HYGIENE - Derogations for transport of liquid oils and fats by sea: Council discussions

The following is an extract from the minutes of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on the 14th December.

The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of a Commission regulation amending the annex to regulation 579/20141 granting derogation from certain provisions of annex II to regulation 852/20042 as regards the transport of liquid oils and fats by sea (13759/15).

Regulation 579/2014 provides for a derogation from Chapter IV of Annex II to regulation 852/2004 (hygiene of foodstuffs) as regards the transport on seagoing vessels of liquid oils and fats intended for or likely to be used for human consumption under certain conditions. Some entries (forms of calcium nitrate solutions) among the list of substances acceptable to be transported in a seagoing vessel as previous cargo listed in the annex to regulation 579/2014 did not adequately describe the cargoes and caused confusion. Those entries have to be modified to be more precise.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) confirmed that the presence of those various forms of calcium nitrate solutions has no impact in the toxicological properties and chemical reactivity as compared to the substances originally listed.

This Commission regulation is subject to regulatory procedure with scrutiny. This means that now that the Council has given its consent, the Commission may adopt the regulation, unless the European Parliament objects.

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