EU Modifies the Existing Maximum Residue Levels for Dodine in citrus fruits

| Contaminants & Pesticides | MRLs
Posted By: Benoit Gruber


On November 26th, 2021, the European Food Safety Authority published the regulation on “Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for Dodine in citrus fruits” in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

The scope of the document summarizes the below:

  • The available data is sufficient to derive MRL proposals for the citrus fruits group;
  • The analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg;
  • The maximum residue limits have been raised from 0.01 mg/kg to 1.5 mg/kg in grapefruits, oranges, lemons, limes, mandarins, and other citrus fruits;
  • No enforcement method is available for animal matrices for fat, muscle, and milk whereby in liver and kidney Dodine can be enforced at the LOQ of 0.01 mg/kg;
  • Shortterm and longterm intake of residues resulting from the uses of Dodine is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

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