- 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: 07/09/2018
For older updates, please visit the archive.

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
26/01/2019 06/07/2018 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
05/12/2018 16/05/2018 2018/686 maximum residue levels for chlorpyrifos, chlorpyrifos-methyl and triclopyr MRL update
08/08/2018 19/01/2018 2018/78 amendment of Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for 2-phenylphenol, bensulfuron-methyl, dimethachlor and lufenuron in or on certain products MRL update
08/08/2018 19/07/2018 2018/1019 non-renewal of approval of the active substance oxasulfuron non-renewal of approval
24/07/2018 04/07/2018 2018/949 imports of organic products from third countries import
06/07/2018 03/07/2018 2018/941 import import
01/07/2018 08/05/2018 2018/692 approval renewal of the active substance zoxamide approval renewal
01/07/2018 15/05/2018 2018/710 approval renewal of the active substance silthiofam approval
01/07/2018 24/05/2018 2018/755 approval renewal of the active substance propyzamide approval renewal
29/06/2018 28/06/2018 2018/917 extension of the approval periods of the active substances alpha-cypermethrin, beflubutamid, benalaxyl, benthiavalicarb, bifenazate, boscalid, bromoxynil, captan, carvone, chlorpropham, cyazofamid, desmedipham, dimethoate, dimethomorph, diquat, ethephon, ethoprophos, etoxazole, famoxadone, fenamidone, fenamiphos, flumioxazine, fluoxastrobin, folpet, foramsulfuron, formetanate, Gliocladium catenulatum strain: J1446, isoxaflutole, metalaxyl-m, methiocarb, methoxyfenozide, metribuzin, milbemectin, oxasulfuron, Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251, phenmedipham, phosmet, pirimiphosmethyl, propamocarb, prothioconazole, pymetrozine and s-metolachlor approval renewal
26/06/2018 06/06/2018 2018/832 maximum residue levels for cyantraniliprole, cymoxanil, deltamethrin, difenoconazole, fenamidone, flubendiamide, fluopicolide, folpet, fosetyl, mandestrobin, mepiquat, metazachlor, propamocarb, propargite, pyrimethanil, sulfoxaflor and trifloxystrobin MRL update
19/06/2018 30/05/2018 2018/783 conditions of approval of the active substance imidacloprid conditions of approval
19/06/2018 30/05/2018 2018/784 conditions of approval of the active substance clothianidin conditions of approval
19/06/2018 30/05/2018 2018/785 conditions of approval of the active substance thiamethoxam conditions of approval
05/06/2018 16/05/2018 2018/685 maximum residue levels for abamectin, beer, fluopyram, fluxapyroxad, maleic hydrazide, mustard seeds powder and tefluthrin MRL update
05/06/2018 16/05/2018 2018/687 maximum residue levels for acibenzolar-S-methyl, benzovindiflupyr, bifenthrin, bixafen, chlorantraniliprole, deltamethrin, flonicamid, fluazifop-P, isofetamid, metrafenone, pendimethalin and teflubenzuron MRL update
01/06/2018 30/04/2018 2018/660 renewal of the approval of the active substance bentazone approval renewal
01/06/2018 04/05/2015 2018/679 approval renewal of the active substance forchlorfenuron approval renewal
28/05/2018 08/05/2018 2018/690 conditions of approval of the active substance fenazaquin conditions of approval
23/05/2018 03/05/2018 2018/670 extension of the approval periods of the active substances bromuconazole, buprofezin, haloxyfop-P and napropamide extension of the approval periods
07/04/2018 04/04/2018 2018/524 extension of the approval periods of the active substances Bacillus subtilis (Cohn 1872) Strain QST 713, identical with strain AQ 713, clodinafop, clopyralid, cyprodinil, dichlorprop-P, fosetyl, mepanipyrim, metconazole, metrafenone, pirimicarb, Pseudomonas chlororaphis strain: MA 342, pyrimethanil, quinoxyfen, rimsulfuron, spinosad, thiacloprid, thiamethoxam, thiram, tolclofos-methyl, triclopyr, trinexapac, triticonazole and ziram extension of the approval periods