- The action limits that will be used by the FAVV are the following:
General action limit of 0.7 mg / kg, with the exception of:

  • All food products which have a risk for consumer health when containing a level of 0.7 mg / kg (based on ARfD of 0.01 mg / kg bw, a varibiliteitsfactor 1 and consumption data from the EFSA primo model);
  • Herbs (action limit of 5 mg/kg);
  • Baby food (0.01 mg/kg, specific legislation)
    A seperate table shows the action limits which apply for some specific products. More info

The Netherlands

  • 0.1 mg / kg for all plant products except vegetables (based on the product classification in Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005).
  • 0.25 mg / kg for all vegetables except carrots
  • 0.2 mg / kg for carrots For other foods limits have been set:
  • 0.1 mg/kg for all (non-plant) foods except for infant and baby food
  • 0.01 mg/kg for infant and baby food (in accordance with Directives 2006/125/EC and 2006/141/EC)


  • Baden-Württemberg:
    • The maximum residue level for chlorate is 0.01mg/kg, according to Reg. (EU) No. 396/2005, if chlorate has been used as an agrochemical. If not, a risk assessment per article shall be carried out in accordance with Reg. (EC) No. 178/2002. As long as the 100% limit of ARfD has not been reached, there will be no further objections by the authorities.
  • Other states:
    • 0,1 mg/kg for all plant products in Annex 1 to Regulation EC No. 396/2005 except vegetables
    • 0,2 mg/kg for carrots
    • 0,25 mg/kg for vegetables (except carrots)


This list is being updated every two weeks and you find in there all changes that have been activated since two months.

Last update: 14/05/2019
For older updates, please visit the archive.

01/01/2021 29/10/2018 2018/848 organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 Rectification
01/01/2021 14/06/2018 2018/848 organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 New organic regulation
01/01/2020 29/03/2019 2019/533 coordinated multiannual control programme of the Union for 2020, 2021 and 2022 Multiannual control programme
13/08/2019 24/01/2019 2019/88 maximum residue levels for acetamiprid MRL update
13/08/2019 24/01/2019 2019/89 maximum residue levels for bromadiolone, etofenprox, paclobutrazol and penconazole MRL update
13/08/2019 24/01/2019 2019/90 maximum residue levels for bromuconazole, carboxin, fenbutatin oxide, fenpyrazamine and pyridaben MRL update
13/08/2019 24/01/2019 2019/91 maximum residue levels for buprofezin, diflubenzuron, ethoxysulfuron, ioxynil, molinate, picoxystrobin and tepraloxydim MRL update
04/08/2019 15/01/2019 2019/58 maximum residue levels for linuron MRL update
01/08/2019 10/05/2019 2019/717 renewing the approval of the active substance isoxaflutole Renewal of approval
31/07/2019 11/01/2019 2019/38 maximum residue levels for iprodione MRL update
30/05/2019 10/05/2019 2019/716 Conditions of approval of the active substance cyflumetofen Conditions of approval
28/05/2019 08/05/2019 2019/706 renewing the approval of the active substance carvone Renewal of approval
28/05/2019 08/05/2019 2019/707 extension of the approval periods of the active substances alpha-cypermethrin, beflubutamid, benalaxyl, benthiavalicarb, bifenazate, boscalid, bromoxynil, captan, cyazofamid, desmedipham, dimethoate, dimethomorph, diuron, ethephon, etoxazole, famoxadone, fenamiphos, flumioxazine, fluoxastrobin, folpet, foramsulfuron, formetanate, metalaxyl-m, methiocarb, metribuzin, milbemectin, Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251, phenmedipham, phosmet, pirimiphos-methyl, propamocarb, prothioconazole, s-metolachlor and tebuconazole Extension of approval
20/05/2019 30/04/2019 2019/676 approving the low-risk active substance ABE-IT 56 (components of lysate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain DDSF623) Approval
20/05/2019 30/04/2019 2019/677 non-renewal of the approval of the active substance chlorothalonil Non-renewal
01/05/2019 12/10/2018 2018/1515 maximum residue levels for diphenylamine and oxadixyl MRL update
01/05/2019 12/10/2018 2018/1516 maximum residue levels for penoxsulam, triflumizole and triflumuron MRL update
25/04/2019 05/04/2019 2019/552 maximum residue levels for azoxystrobin, bicyclopyrone, chlormequat, cyprodinil, difenoconazole, fenpropimorph, fenpyroximate, fluopyram, fosetyl, isoprothiolane, isopyrazam, oxamyl, prothioconazole, spinetoram, trifloxystrobin and triflumezopyrim MRL update
10/10/2018 24/04/2019 2019/50 Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1506 of 10 October 2018 on exceptional market support measures for the eggs and poultrymeat sectors in Italy Corrigendum
14/04/2019 25/03/2019 2019/481 approving the active substance flutianil Approval
21/03/2019 01/03/2019 2019/344 non-renewal of approval of the active substance ethoprophos  Non-renewal approval
20/03/2019 28/02/2019 2019/337 approving the active substance mefentrifluconazole Approval 
18/03/2019 26/02/2019 2019/324 approval periods of the active substances bifenthrin, carboxin, FEN 560 (also called fenugreek or fenugreek seed powder), pepper dust extraction residue and sodium aluminium silicate Approval period