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Germany: Organic Soy Milk may not contain Lithothamnium

2016-06-01 06:39

On 19 May 2016 the Higher Administrative Court of North-Rhine Westphalia ruled that soy milk may not contain powdered lithothamnium. Natural soy milk contains much less calcium per liter than cow milk. Therefore, often commercial soy milks are fortified with extra calcium. The court was of the opinion that the use of powdered lithothamnium was not in line with the the regulations governing the production of organic foods.

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Pesticide Residues and Maximum Residue Levels

2016-05-31 14:50

Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/71 of Janaury 2016  lays down residue levels for for 1-methylcyclopropene, flonicamid, flutriafol, indolylacetic acid, indolylbutyric acid, pethoxamid, pirimicarb, prothioconazole and teflubenzuron in or on certain products.

By a correndum to the above regulation published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 26 April 2016 these levels have been partially amended.

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Imports of Gelatine, Collagen and Others from Third Countries into the EU

2016-05-31 00:00

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/759  of 28 April 2016  lays down lists of third countries, parts of third countries and territories from which Member States are to authorise the introduction into the Union of certain food of animal origin intended for human consumption. The regulation also lays down certificates requirements.

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