QeA to EU Commission – Aflatoxin content of almonds: “aflatoxin free”?

Question for written answer to the Commission Giovanni La Via (PPE) - 13th July 2016 Subject: Aflatoxin content of almonds Aflatoxins are mycotoxins produced by fungal species belonging to the class of Ascomycota (Aspergillus, Fusarium), or other moulds. They are highly toxic and are believed to be among the most carcinogenic substances that exist. They are often found … Continue reading QeA to EU Commission – Aflatoxin content of almonds: “aflatoxin free”?

Plant Health report: import controls are an effective tool in protecting EU consumers

A Commission report published today presents key findings on the controls carried out at Europe's borders to prevent harmful plant pests from entering the EU market. This EUROPHYT report reveals that 7.000 consignments mainly imported from non-EU countries were intercepted in 2013. In about one third of the cases insects, fungi, bacteria or viruses were found; the … Continue reading Plant Health report: import controls are an effective tool in protecting EU consumers