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Feed F06-019 - EU Rapid Alert Notification - Cadmium in Zinc Sulphate from China in France 07 Feb 2006

The EU Commission informed FEFAC that on 27 January 2006, France notified the detection of extremely high levels of cadmium (up to 7.6%) in zinc sulphate imported from China. The contaminated products were imported in France between September 2004 and July 2005 and represent some 120 t.

General G06-015 - AIC Launches New Website 07 Feb 2006

AIC will launch its new website on the 14th February 2006, which is seen as a major step forward in the development of AIC for its members. AIC have been working on the new site for over twelve months and have had input from member companies, stakeholders, DBT and AIC staff.

Crop Protection CP06-001 - New Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products 06 Feb 2006

The new Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products will be available from Defra Publications on 13th February. Product Code PB11090 ISBN 0-85521-170-9.

Seed S06-004 - New Code of Practice for Plant Protection Products 06 Feb 2006

Anyone involved in the sale of treated seed and/or considering undertaking the BASIS Certificate for Seed Sellers might like to be aware of a new Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products which Defra is publishing on 13th February (Product Code PB11090; ISBN 0-85521-170-9).

General G06-014 - REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) 03 Feb 2006

In October 2003, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new EU regulatory framework for all chemicals called REACH.

General G06-013 - Overloaded Lorries 01 Feb 2006

Nabim, the flour millers�¢���� trade association, has alerted both AIC and the RHA to what appears to be an alarming incidence of overloading by hauliers delivering wheat to flour mills.

General G06-012 - Mycotoxins - Fact Sheet 01 Feb 2006

New legislation relating to fusarium borne mycotoxins comes into force for grain entering the food chain on 1st July this year.

General G06-011 - New TUPE Guidance 01 Feb 2006

Grain and Merchanting GM06-004 - Mycotoxins - Fact Sheet 01 Feb 2006

New legislation relating to fusarium borne mycotoxins comes into force for grain entering the food chain on 1st July this year.

Feed F06-017 - Dioxins in Pig Fat (Lard) - RASFF Alert Notification by Dutch Authorities - Update 01 Feb 2006

The European Commission informed FEFAC that the Belgian Food Safety Agency confirmed non-purified - hydrochloric acid as the source of the dioxin contamination of Pig fat delivered by PB Gelatins to 1 manufacturer in The Netherlands and 4 manufacturers in Belgium.