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EU: Pesticides Limits in Human Food

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Posted By: Daniela Milani

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Bifenthrin, carbetamide, cinidon-ethyl, fenpropimorph and triflusulfuron residues

The European Union published the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/170 of 30 January 2017 amending Annexes II, III and to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for bifenthrin, carbetamide, cinidon-ethyl, fenpropimorph and triflusulfuron in or on certain products.

For Bifenthrin new limits have been recommended by the Authority for the food categories: papaya, Brussels sprouts, head cabbage, rape seed, barley grain, maize grain, fruit spices, root and rhizome spices, muscle from swine, bovine, sheep and goat and poultry liver.

For Carbetamide the Authority proposed a new residue definition and new limits for sunflower seed and rape seed. It concluded also that concerning the MRLs for apples, pears, quinces, stone fruit, table and wine grapes, lettuce, scarole, witloof, lentils (dry), peas (dry), chicory roots and milk from cattle, sheep and goat some information was not available and that further consideration by risk managers was required.

For Cinidon-ethyl, no residues are expected to occur in any plant or animal commodity, as the use of cinidon-ethyl is no longer authorised within the Union and no authorised uses in third countries have been notified.

For Fenpropimorph the Authority proposed a new residue definition and new limits for banana, carrots, horseradish, parsnips, parsley root, salsifies, barley, oats, rye and wheat.

For Triflusulfuron the Authority proposed a new residue definition and new limits for beetroot, witloof, sugar beet (root) and chicory roots.

This amendment should enter into force on August 23, 2017.

 

Aminopyralid, azoxystrobin, cyantraniliprole, cyflufenamid, cyproconazole, diethofencarb, dithiocarbamates, fluazifop-P, fluopyram, haloxyfop, isofetamid, metalaxyl, prohexadione, propaquizafop, pyrimethanil, Trichoderma atroviride strain SC1 and zoxamide residues

The European Union published the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/171 of 30 January 2017 amending Annexes II, III and to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for aminopyralid, azoxystrobin, cyantraniliprole, cyflufenamid, cyproconazole, diethofencarb, dithiocarbamates, fluazifop-P, fluopyram, haloxyfop, isofetamid, metalaxyl, prohexadione, propaquizafop, pyrimethanil, Trichoderma atroviride strain SC1 and zoxamide in or on certain products.

For azoxystrobin, diethofencarb, fluazifop-P, haloxyfop, prohexadione, pyrimethanil, dithiocarbamates, metalaxyl and zoxamide new residue levels (MRLs) have been recommended by the Authority in Annex II and Annex III.

For aminopyralid, cyantraniliprole, cyflufenamid, cyproconazole, fluopyram and propaquizafop MRLs were set in Part A of Annex III.

For cyantraniliprole and isofetamid, the Authority submitted conclusions on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of those active substances.

In conclusion, for isofetamid and Trichoderma atroviride strain SC1, no specific MRLs were set nor were those substances included in Annex IV to that Regulation, so the default value of 0. 01 mg/kg laid down in Article 18(1)(b) thereof applies.

This amendment should enter into force on February 23, 2017.

Sulfoxaflor residues

The European Union published the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/405 of 8 March 2017 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for sulfoxaflor in or on certain products.

As the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) adopted Codex maximum residue limits (CXLs) for sulfoxaflor, new maximum residue levels (MRLs) have been setfor that substance in Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

This amendment should enter into force on March 29th, 2017.

All the changes for the Food Pesticides of the European Union will be found shortly in our Regdata® database.