FSA Consultation e-mail, 16 August 2006
For a copy of the draft Decision available on this site, go to: Draft Commission Decision on special conditions governing the import of zinc sulphate from China.(Word Doc)
The FSA have circulated a draft Commission Decision on special
conditions governing the import of zinc sulphate from China.
The draft Commission Decision is based on Article 30 of EC Regulation 882/2004 on Official Feed and Food Controls, which had been drawn up in response to findings of high levels of cadmium in zinc sulphate from China. The Decision would require consignments of zinc sulphate from China for use in animal feed or for human consumption to be accompanied by official certificates guaranteeing that such consignments comply with EC food and feed legislation. In addition, the Decision would specify that feed and food business operators in the EC could only use zinc sulphate if there was a clear indication of its intended use and accompanied by a certificate.
It is expected that the draft Commission Decision will be discussed further in the next Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health meeting taking place in Brussels in September 2006.