On 28 June 2020, new official EU maximum residu levels (MRLs) for chlorate are being activated:


- 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: 23/06/2020
For older updates, please visit the archive.

02/01/2021 12/06/2020 2020/770 maximum residue levels for myclobutanil, napropamide and sintofen MRL update
01/01/2021 29/04/2020 2020/585 coordinated multiannual control programme of the Union for 2021, 2022 and 2023 Multiannual control programme
01/01/2021 20/03/2020 2020/427 amending Annex II to Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards certain detailed production rules for organic products Organic products
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
16/12/2020 27/05/2020 2020/703 maximum residue levels for dimethoate and omethoate in or on cherries MRL update
04/09/2020 13/02/2020 2020/192 maximum residue levels for prochloraz MRL Update
01/07/2020 25/05/2020 2020/685 maximum levels of perchlorate MRL update
28/06/2020 08/06/2020 2020/749 maximum residue levels for chlorate MRL update
03/06/2020 14/05/2020 2020/646 approving the active substance Lavandulyl senecioate as a low-risk substance Approval
01/06/2020 06/05/2020 2020/616 renewing the approval of the active substance foramsulfuron Renewal approval
01/06/2020 06/05/2020 2020/617 renewing the approval of the active substance metalaxyl-M Renewal approval
27/05/2020 07/05/2020 2020/625 temporary increase of official controls and emergency measures governing the entry into the Union of certain goods from certain third countries implementing Regulations (EU) 2017/625 and (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council Import
18/05/2020 29/10/2019 2019/1792 maximum residue levels for amitrole, fipronil, flupyrsulfuron-methyl, imazosulfuron, isoproturon, orthosulfamuron and triasulfuron MRL update