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Ethylene oxide as a sterilizing agent or fumigant for tree nuts?


Best Answer Ian R, 30 September 2015 - 04:17 PM

Hi MDG

There are regulations on the use of Ethylene oxide as an additive in food, in some cases emergency derogation can be given for the use.

There are also controls on the use and residual levels of food additives manufactured using Ethylene oxide.

 

If you are exporting you would need to check the specific legislation in the target markets.

 

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#1 MDG

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 04:00 PM

Hello,

 

It is permitted to use ethylene oxide as a sterilizing agent or fumigant  for tree nuts to reduce the pathogenic microorganisms load in tree nuts like almonds, pistachio,Cashew.



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Posted 28 September 2015 - 05:33 AM

Hi, 

 

Furnished reference below for your query. Hope it might helpful for you. 

 

http://www.fao.org/d...0d.htm#Ethyleneoxide



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 04:17 PM   Best Answer

Hi MDG

There are regulations on the use of Ethylene oxide as an additive in food, in some cases emergency derogation can be given for the use.

There are also controls on the use and residual levels of food additives manufactured using Ethylene oxide.

 

If you are exporting you would need to check the specific legislation in the target markets.

 

rdgs






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