- 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: 12/03/2019
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
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
31/07/2019 11/01/2019 2019/38 maximum residue levels for iprodione MRL update
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
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
12/03/2019 20/02/2019 2019/291 extension of the approval periods of the active substances 1-naphthylacetamide, 1-naphthylacetic acid, acrinathrin, azoxystrobin, fluazifop p, fluroxypyr, imazalil, kresoxim-methyl, oxyfluorfen, prochloraz, prohexadione, spiroxamine, tefluthrin and terbuthylazine Extension of approval period 
20/02/2019 31/01/2019 2019/147 approving the active substance Beauveria bassiana strain PPRI 5339 Approval
20/02/2019 31/01/2019 2019/148 non-approval of the active substance propanil Non-Approval
20/02/2019 31/01/2019 2019/151 approval of the active substance Clonostachys rosea strain J1446 Renewal of approval
19/02/2019 30/01/2019 2019/139 approving the active substance Beauveria bassiana strain IMI389521 Approval
08/02/2019 05/02/2019 2019/168 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval periods of the active substances abamectin, Bacillus subtilis (Cohn 1872) Strain QST 713, Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Aizawai, Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israeliensis, Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki, Beauveria bassiana Extension approval period
04/02/2019 01/02/2019 2019/158 renewing the approval of the active substance methoxyfenozide Renewal of approval
01/02/2019 07/12/2019 2018/1913 renewing the approval of the active substance tribenuron Renewal of approval
26/01/2019 6/07/2018 2018/960 maximum residue levels for lambda-cyhalothrin in or on certain products MRL update
14/01/2019 11/01/2019 209/35 amending Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 Import