As a consequence of the satisfactory results reported by Member States, table grapes from Peru will be de-listed from Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 669/2009. This means that this product will be removed from the list of feed and food of non-animal origin that are subject to an increased level of official controls by national competent authorities at the border and will no longer be subject to the reinforced scheme (the checks performed by competent authorities will again be ‘routine’ ones).
At the meeting of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed on 1 December 2015, Member States endorsed the Commission’s proposal to amend Annex I to the Regulation by reflecting the abovementioned change.
The amendments are expected to enter into force as of 1 January 2016.
(Source: DG Sante)