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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: 12/11/2019
For older updates, please visit the archive.

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
18/05/2020 29/10/2019 2019/1792 maximum residue levels for amitrole, fipronil, flupyrsulfuron-methyl, imazosulfuron, isoproturon, orthosulfamuron and triasulfuron MRL update
16/04/2020 26/09/2019 2019/1582 maximum residue levels for imazalil Modification of definition
16/04/2020 26/09/2019 2019/1582 maximum residue levels for imazalil MRL update
07/04/2020 17/09/2019 2019/1559 maximum residue levels for cyflufenamid, fenbuconazole, fluquinconazole and tembotrione MRL update
31/01/2020 11/07/2019 2019/1176 maximum residue levels for 2,5-dichlorobenzoic acid methylester, mandipropamid and profoxydim MRL update
04/01/2020 14/06/2019 2019/973 maximum residue levels for bispyribac, denatonium benzoate, fenoxycarb, flurochloridone, quizalofop-P-ethyl, quizalofop-P-tefuryl, propaquizafop, tebufenozide MRL update
04/01/2020 14/06/2019 2019/973 flurochloridone, quizalofop-P-ethyl, quizalofop-P-tefuryl, propaquizafop, tebufenozide Change in definition
01/01/2020 29/03/2019 2019/533 coordinated multiannual control programme of the Union for 2020, 2021 and 2022 Multiannual control programme
14/12/2019 29/10/2019 2019/1793 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 and repealing Commission Regulations (EC) No 669/2009, (EU) No 884/2014, (EU) 2015/175, (EU) 2017/186 and (EU) 2018/1660 Import
18/11/2019 29/10/2019 2019/1791 maximum residue levels for 1-decanol, 2,4-D, ABE-IT 56, cyprodinil, dimethenamid, fatty alcohols, florpyrauxifen-benzyl, fludioxonil, fluopyram, mepiquat, pendimethalin, picolinafen, pyraflufen-ethyl, pyridaben, S-abscisic acid and trifloxystrobin MRL update (without pyridaben)
01/11/2019 10/10/2019 19/1690 renewing the approval of the active substance alpha-cypermethrin Renewal of approval
01/11/2019 08/10/2019 19/1675 renewing the approval of the active substance Verticillium albo-atrum strain WCS850 Renewal of approval
20/10/2019 30/09/2019 2019/1605 approving the low-risk active substance Bacillus subtilis strain IAB/BS03 Approval
17/10/2019 27/09/2019 2019/1589 extension of the approval periods of the active substances amidosulfuron, beta-cyfluthrin, bifenox, chlorotoluron, clofentezine, clomazone, cypermethrin, daminozide, deltamethrin, dicamba, difenoconazole, diflubenzuron, diflufenican, fenoxaprop-P, fenpropidin, fludioxonil, flufenacet, fosthiazate, indoxacarb, lenacil, MCPA, MCPB, nicosulfuron, picloram, prosulfocarb, pyriproxyfen, thiophanatemethyl, triflusulfuron and tritosulfuron Extension of approval period
08/10/2019 18/09/2019 2019/1561 maximum residue levels for chlormequat in cultivated fungi  MRL update
03/10/2019 30/09/2019 2019/1606 non-renewal of the approval of the active substance methiocarb Non-renewal of approval
13/08/2019 29/10/2019 2019/1791 maximum residue levels for 1-decanol, 2,4-D, ABE-IT 56, cyprodinil, dimethenamid, fatty alcohols, florpyrauxifen-benzyl, fludioxonil, fluopyram, mepiquat, pendimethalin, picolinafen, pyraflufen-ethyl, pyridaben, S-abscisic acid and trifloxystrobin MRL update (pyridaben)