Temporary suspension on imports of dried beans from Nigeria

Last updated:
6 June 2016
There is a temporary suspension of imports of dried beans from Nigeria until 30 June 2019.

Since January 2013 there have been more than 50  food safety notifications concerning the presence of pesticide residues, which can cause acute neurotoxicity, found in dried beans originating in Nigeria.

The details of the temporary suspension are outlined in regulation (EU) 2015/943 as amended by Regulation 2016/874.

The European Commission is working with the competent authorities in Nigeria, which are currently developing appropriate risk-management measures.