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New EU Testing Requirements to Slow Gum Imports from India

1:26 PM MDT | April 1, 2008 | Kate Phillips

Food ingredient suppliers are keeping a close watch on the European Commission’s proposal to tighten import controls on guar gum from India, a move that will likely result in higher gum prices to offset product testing requirements, consultants say. The European Commission has proposed regulations to test the gum for contamination by pentachlorophenol (PCP), which can break down into dioxin. The regulation is aimed at minimizing dioxin levels by ensuring that guar gum imports do not contain more than 0.01 milligrams/kg of PCP. The law is expected to become...

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