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INTRODUCTION - FAO

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									      REPORT OF THE INTERSESSIONAL
         MEETING OF THE IGG/TEA
     MOMBASA, KENYA, 18-19 JULY 2011
At its 19th Session, the IGG agreed that at its next
intersessional meeting, progress of its Working Groups
(WGs) – in examining the issues they were assigned – would
be considered.

The intersessional meeting was held in Mombasa in July
2011 and agreed to the following recommendations:
Working Group on Tea Trade and
Quality
 Work towards ensuring ISO 3720 minimum quality standards
    for black tea.
   A mandatory parameter for compliance be ISO 3720 as a
    minimum standard for black tea.
   Harmonization of the points of application and testing methods.
   Consumers to recognize ISO 3720 as a minimum quality
    standard.
   Recognize the difficulties encountered by producer countries to
    implement the ISO 3720 minimum quality standard and assist
    them to overcome the problems.
   Adopt the proposal on standards for green tea (ISO 11287).
WORKING GROUP ON TEA MAXIMUM
RESIDUE LEVELS IN TEA
 Continue to generate pesticide residue data for fixation of MRLs in tea and
    make submissions to CODEX;
   Identify compounds for future field trials;
   Continue field trials on priority compounds; and
   to develop integrated pest management (IPM) for tea in the member countries.
   to work towards achieving the following:
     to develop and implement IPM strategies;
     to continue making MRL submissions in consuming/producing countries
      and to the JMPR;
     to develop a programme for replacement of old/banned compounds;
WORKING GROUP ON TEA MRLs
(Cont’d)
  to develop priority list of pesticides;
  to give advance notice of changes in authorization
   affecting chemicals in use; and
  to develop an effective communication plan with
   stakeholders.
 To achieve the aforementioned, the WG agreed
 to identify a focal point from each member
 country to cooperate on the above activities.
WORKING GROUP ON RESIDUE IN TEA
BREW
 To generate pesticide residue data for fixation of MRLs in tea
  brew for more compounds;
 The tea producing countries should take action to fix MRL
  based on tea brew;
 To address processing studies to refine the dietary risk
  assessment of tea which arose from the CCPR meeting in
  April 2011; and
 To revise and resubmit the policy document to JMPR.
World Tea Model
 Identify focal points
 Provide the Secretariat with individual country projections to
  improve the forecasting capability of the FAO World Tea
  Model.
PROPOSALS FOR THE FORMATION OF
NEW WORKING GROUPS
 The intersessional meeting agreed in principle to the
  formation of two working groups; namely
   Working Group on Organic Tea; and
   Working Group on Climate Change.
 The scope and terms of reference will be presented to IGG
  for endorsement.
INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC FORUM ON
TEA (IEFT)
 Well received.
 “Private rooms” be set up for each Working Group.
 The IEFT be presented to the Group at its 20th Session.
   Interested users are requested to provide their name and email
    address to the Secretariat.
THANK YOU

								
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