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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

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Last update: 12/11/2018
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organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and controlÈ

VALID FROM PUB. DATE NR SUBSTANCES DESCRIPTION
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
01/05/2019 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
26/01/2019 6/07/2018 2018/960 maximum residue levels for lambda-cyhalothrin in or on certain products MRL update
1/01/2019 13/05/2014 488/2014 maximum levels of cadmium in foodstuffs MRL update
5/12/2018 16/05/2018 2018/686 maximum residue levels for chlorpyrifos, chlorpyrifos-methyl and triclopyr MRL update
12/11/2018 23/10/2018 2018/1584 organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control modification current organic legislation
04/11/2018 15/10/2018 2018/1532 non-renewal of approval of the active substance diquat non renewal approval
01/11/2018 12/10/2018 2018/1514 maximum residue levels for abamectin, acibenzolar-S-methyl, clopyralid, emamectin, fenhexamid, fenpyrazamine, fluazifop-P, isofetamid, Pasteuria nishizawae Pn1, talc E553B and tebuconazole MRL update
30/10/2018 10/10/2018 2018/1500 non-renewal of approval of the active substance thiram, and prohibiting the use and sale of seeds treated with plant protection products containing thiram non-renewal of approval
30/10/2018 10/10/2018 2018/1501 non-renewal of approval of the active substance pymetrozine non-renewal of approval
29/10/2018 09/10/2018 2018/1495 conditions of approval of the active substance malathion approval
14/10/2018 24/09/2018 2018/1278 approval of the low-risk active substance Pasteuria nishizawae Pn1 approval
11/10/2018 21/09/2018 2018/1260 extension of the approval periods of the active substances pyridaben, quinmerac and zinc phosphide approval renewal
11/10/2018 21/09/2018 2018/1264 approval renewal of the active substance pethoxamid approval renewal
11/10/2018 21/09/2018 2018/1265 approval of the active substance fenpicoxamid approval
11/10/2018 21/09/2018 2018/1266 extension of the approval periods of the active substances 1-decanol, 6-benzyladenine, aluminium sulfate, azadirachtin, bupirimate, carboxin, clethodim, cycloxydim, dazomet, diclofop, dithianon, dodine, fenazaquin, fluometuron, flutriafol, hexythiazox, hymexazol, indolylbutyric acid, isoxaben, lime sulphur, metaldehyde, paclobutrazol, pencycuron, sintofen, tau-fluvalinate and tebufenozide approval renewal
9/10/2018 19/09/2018 2018/1251 non-approval of empenthrin as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of producttype 18 non-approval
03/10/2018 03/10/2018 2018/832 Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/832 regarding maximum residue levels for cyantraniliprole, cymoxanil, deltamethrin, difenoconazole, fenamidone, flubendiamide, fluopicolide, folpet, fosetyl, mandestrobin, mepiquat, metazachlor, propamocarb, propargite, pyrimethanil, sulfoxaflor and trifloxystrobin rectification
29/09/2018 31/07/2018 2018/1076 amending Regulation (EU) No 37/2010 to classify the substance isoflurane as regards its maximum residue limit amendment of annex
24/09/2018 21/09/2018 2018/1262 extension of the approval periods of the active substances 1-methylcyclopropene, beta-cyfluthrin, chlorothalonil, chlorotoluron, clomazone, cypermethrin, daminozide, deltamethrin, dimethenamid-p, diuron, fludioxonil, flufenacet, flurtamone, fosthiazate, ndoxacarb, MCPA, MCPB, prosulfocarb, thiophanate-methyl and tribenuron extension of approval