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

CHLORATE (SOURCE FRESHFEL)

Belgium
- 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)

Germany

  • 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)

RECENT CHANGES IN EU LEGISLATION

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.

VALID FROM PUB. DATE NR SUBSTANCES DESCRIPTION
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