The EU Commission's "Green Deal" and "Farm to Fork" strategy are bold and visionary papers that send very positive signals regarding the sustainable restructuring of the eco-nomy. The description of the challenges and the proposed solutions detailed in the documents are ground-breaking and focus on the key issues.
Chlorate / Perchlorate – Residues
AöL Information on chlorate and perchlorate residues in organic food
In investigations, among others by the Chemisches und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt Stuttgart (CVUA Stuttgart) , residues of chlorate and perchlorate were found invarious organic foods from different countries of origin.
According to information from laboratories and the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office (CVUA) Stuttgart , the repellents DEET (diethyltoluamide) and Icaridin, such as, e.g., in insect repellents, are detected as residues in plant-based food, such as wild mushrooms, in fruit, flower, and herbal infusions, in green and black tea, as well as in berries and leafy vegetables.
Since 22/10/2020, alert messages on findings of ethylene oxidein sesame seeds from India have accumulated in the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). According to that, goods assuredly exceeding the maximum residue level of 0.05mg/kg for the sum of ethylene oxide and the conversion product 2-chloroethanol, referred to as ethylene oxide, is no longer saleable.
Our Themenhefte are some kind of dossiers from our association. The members are writing about their visions of food processing, about responsibility and a different kind of economy.
Because of that, the Themenheft is an important contribution to the discussions about the future of organic. You can read it here in German.