At DECCO, the "in-process research and development" team regulates and evaluates the impact of regulations on the environment while considering the expansion of the batch process or continuous chemical plant.
Each new plan goes through a rigorous process study to ensure that it brings down the cost of production and it is in environmental compliance. The challenge for the production engineering team is to identify the most cost effective method to control emissions and effluents from a new improved process, while keeping the costs low.
Food Safety Compliance
Food safety is the focus of attention for our clients, and DECCO has a clear understanding of our integral part in their food safety programs. Our technical service team has been trained to know what’s expected throughout the audit process. We provide information to help our customers keep in compliance with the postharvest product-handling portion of the program. Contact your technical service representative for additional information.
Diphenylamine (DPA) in the EU
The World Apple and Pear Association secretariat recently received several queries with regard to the status of the active substance Diphenylamine (DPA) in the EU and the likely impacts on international apple and pear trade.
The non-inclusion of DPA in Annex I of Council Directive 91/414/EEC was published in the EU Official Journal on November 30, 2009. As a result of this decision, in the European Union, the products containing the active substance can be sold until May 30, 2010 and farmers will be able to use these products until May 30, 2011. View WAPA member letter here.