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GM18-005 Erucic acid stakeholder consultation: 24 April 2018

As stated in briefing GM18-004 the European Commission intends to lower the maximum level of erucic acid in foodstuffs from 5% to 2%. This affects all involved in the oilseed rape production and processing chain, as seed known to contain 5% cannot be blended because the legal limit relates to the oil.

CP18-013 Date set for the EU Court to deliver judgment on the current restrictions on three neonicotinoids: 24 April 2018

On 1 December 2013, restrictions came into force to restrict the use of clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam as granular applications to soil, seed treatments to cereals drilled from January to June and uses as seed treatments, soil treatments or foliar applications to flowering crops (except when applied after flowering of the crop).

Erucic acid testing for certified seed – Code of Practice: 19 April 2018

AIC and BSPSB, as representative organisations of the seed breeding and certified seed industry, are keen to take steps to demonstrate that elevated levels of erucic acid seen in commercial crops over the past 3 years do not originate in certified seed.