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EU to Amend Maximum Residues Levels for Pesticide Residues in Certain Products

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On 22 July 2015, the European Union announced Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1200 amending Annexes II and III to Commission Regulation (EU) No. 396/2005 with regard to Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for amidosulfuron, fenhexamid, kresoxim-methyl, thaicloprid and trifloxystrobin in and on certain products.

Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for Pesticides in Certain Products

The changes and amendments in Commission Regulation (EU) No 2015/1200 are related to MRLs for pesticide residues amidosulfuron, fenhexamid, kresoxim-methyl, thaicloprid and trifloxystrobin in and on certain products imported into the EU. Details of the changes are shown in table 1.

Amendments to the Commission Regulation

  • The changes to MRLs for amidosulfuron, fenhexamid, kresoxim-methyl and trifloxystrobin in and on all products in Commission Regulation (EU) No 2015/1200 of 22 July 2015, shall apply from 11 February 2016.
  • The changes to MRLs for thiacloprid in and on all products, except blackberries, kale, lettuce and endive, in Commission Regulation (EU) No 2015/1200 of 22 July 2015, shall apply from 11 February 2016.

A full breakdown of the revised MRLs is available in Annex II and III in Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1200.

    Table: MRLs for pesticide residues in and on certain products
    MRLs for pesticide residues in and on certain products
    Table: MRLs for pesticide residues in and on certain products
    MRLs for pesticide residues in and on certain products

    Enforcement Action

    Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015 /1200 of 22 July 2015 shall enter into force on 12 February 2016.

    What do the changes mean for the food industry?

    This update has the potential to affect agricultural producers, food manufacturers, Certain products, imported to any EU Member State(s) must meet the revised pesticide residue MRLs, as outlined in Table 1 of Regulation 396/2005. In addition, you must ensure compliance with Regulation 2015/1200, which came into force in February 2015.

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