12 January - 20 June 2016

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  • Entering a name in the register of protected geographical indications Ginja de Óbidos e Alcobaça (PGI)
  • Entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin Café de Valdesia (PDO)
  • Entering a name in the register of protected geographical indications ‘Poularde du Périgord’ (PGI)
  • Regarding MRL of pesticides in food
  • Sports food belongs under general food law according to EU report
  • Entering a name in the register of protected geographical indications Γλυκό Τριαντάφυλλο Αγρού (Glyko Triantafyllo Agrou) (PGI)
  • Entering a name in the register of protected geographical indications Krupnioki śląskie (PGI)
  • Regarding the approval of active substances
  • Approving the low-risk active substance Trichoderma atroviride strain SC1
  • Approving the low-risk active substance Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain LAS02
  • Entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin Conwy Mussels (PDO)
  • Scientific opinions

Entering a name in the register of protected geographical indications Ginja de Óbidos e Alcobaça (PGI)
Pursuant to Article 50 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012, Portugal's application to register the name ‘Ginja de Óbidos e Alcobaça’ was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.  As no statement of objection under Article 51 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 has been received by the Commission, the name ‘Ginja de Óbidos e Alcobaça’ should therefore be entered in the register

Entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin Café de Valdesia (PDO)
Pursuant to Article 50 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012, the Dominican Republic's application to register the name ‘Café de Valdesia’ was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.  As no statement of opposition under Article 51 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 has been received by the Commission, the name ‘Café de Valdesia’ should therefore be entered in the register.

Entering a name in the register of protected geographical indications ‘Poularde du Périgord’ (PGI)
France has applied for ‘Poularde du Périgord’ to enter the register of protected geographical indications.  ‘Poularde du Périgord’ is a yellow poulard from slow-growing strains of the Cou Nu type.

Regarding MRL of pesticides in food
Regarding maximum residue levels for abamectin, acequinocyl, acetamiprid, benzovindiflupyr, bromoxynil, fludioxonil, fluopicolide, fosetyl, mepiquat, proquinazid, propamocarb, prohexadione and tebuconazole in or on certain products.  The Authority concluded in its reasoned opinion that, as regards the use of abamectin on ‘lettuces and salad plants’ and spinaches, the submitted data were not sufficient to set new MRLs. The existing MRLs should therefore be kept.  As regards fosetyl on blackberries, the Authority recommended setting an MRL value of 100 mg/kg. In accordance with the existing Union guidelines on extrapolation of MRLs, it is appropriate to set that MRL also for raspberries.  For benzovindiflupyr, the Authority submitted a conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance. In that framework, it recommended to set MRLs covering both the representative uses according to GAPs in the Union and import tolerance requests from Brazil.

Sports food belongs under general food law according to EU report
The European Commission has concluded in a report on “food intended for sportspeople” that sports food belongs under general food law not the upcoming Food for Specific Groups (FSG) regulation.  The report notes “Sports food can currently be classified either (1) as 'foodstuff intended for particular nutritional uses' under Directive 2009/39/EC or (2) as food for normal consumption governed by relevant horizontal rules of food law. The FSG Regulation does not include sports food within its scope, since it focuses on foods for certain vulnerable groups of consumers.” And continues by stating: “Thus, since a categorisation as foodstuff intended for particular nutritional uses will no longer be available to sports food, this type of food will be exclusively governed by horizontal rules of food law as from 20 July 2016.”

Entering a name in the register of protected geographical indications Γλυκό Τριαντάφυλλο Αγρού (Glyko Triantafyllo Agrou) (PGI)
Cyprus's application to register the name ‘Γλυκό Τριαντάφυλλο Αγρού’ (Glyko Triantafyllo Agrou) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.  As no statement of opposition under Article 51 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 has been received by the Commission, the name ‘Γλυκό Τριαντάφυλλο Αγρού’ (Glyko Triantafyllo Agrou) should therefore be entered in the register.

Entering a name in the register of protected geographical indications Krupnioki śląskie (PGI)
Poland's application to register the name ‘Krupnioki śląskie’ was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.  As no statement of opposition under Article 51 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 has been received by the Commission, the name ‘Krupnioki śląskie’ should therefore be entered in the register.

Regarding the approval of active substances
Applications for the renewal of the approval of 2,4-DB, beta-cyfluthrin, carfentrazone ethyl, Coniothyrium minitans Strain CON/M/91-08 (DSM 9660), cyazofamid, deltamethrin, dimethenamid-P, ethofumesate, fenamidone, flufenacet, flurtamone, foramsulfuron, fosthiazate, imazamox, iodosulfuron, iprodione, isoxaflutole, linuron, maleic hydrazide, mesotrione, oxasulfuron, pendimethalin, picoxystrobin, silthiofam and trifloxystrobin have been approved.

Approving the low-risk active substance Trichoderma atroviride strain SC1
On 21 April 2015 the Authority communicated to BI-PA NV the Member States and the Commission its conclusion on whether the active substance Trichoderma atroviride strain SC1 can be expected to meet the approval criteria provided for in Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. The Authority made its conclusion available to the public.  It has been established with respect to one or more representative uses of at least one plant protection product containing the active substance, and in particular the uses which were examined and detailed in the review report, that the approval criteria provided for in Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 are satisfied. Those approval criteria are therefore deemed to be satisfied. It is therefore appropriate to approve Trichoderma atroviride strain SC1.

Approving the low-risk active substance Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain LAS02
In accordance with Article 7(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, France received on 9 April 2013 an application from Agrolevures et Dérivés for the approval of the active substance Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain LAS02.  It has been established with respect to one or more representative uses of at least one plant protection product containing the active substance, and in particular the uses which were examined and detailed in the review report, that the approval criteria provided for in Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 are satisfied. Those approval criteria are therefore deemed to be satisfied. It is therefore appropriate to approve Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain LAS02.

Entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin Conwy Mussels (PDO)
Pursuant to Article 50(2)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012, the United Kingdom's application to register the name ‘Conwy Mussels’ was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.  As no statement of opposition under Article 51 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 has been received by the Commission, the name ‘Conwy Mussels’ should therefore be entered in the register.

Scientific opinions

POs-Ca® (calcium phosphorylated oligosaccharides) as a source of calcium

Dicopper oxide for all animal species

Evaluation of new scientific information on Phyllosticta citricarpa

Enviva® PRO 202 GT for poultry

ROVABIO® SPIKY for poultry species

Ferric oxide for all animal species

Priority topics for guidance development by EFSA’s Scientific Committee

Chemical Group 3 for all animal species

Inositol for dogs and cats

Lactobacillus plantarum NCIMB 42150 for all animal species

Bacillus subtilis DSM 28343 for chickens for fattening

Dietary Reference Values for vitamin B6

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