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THE LATEST ON EU AGRI-FOOD POLICIES IMPACTING LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES

Reduction of maximum levels of deoxynivalenol in cereals/cereal products

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Summary

The EU has informed the World Trade Organization Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (WTO SPS) Committee that deoxynivalenol levels in food products will be reduced in various cereal products to protect public health, especially for vulnerable groups such as infants and young children (G/SPS/N/EU/708). The products affected include milled maize products, precooked polenta, bakery wares, cereal snacks, breakfast cereals, pasta, and baby foods.