Recent Changes in EU Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs)

Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels

By Ruth Vaughan

March 2018

A number of changes to EC regulations have been published. These regulations will become active in the 1st quarter of 2018 and the 3rd quarter of 2018. These changes include both reductions and increases of the Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs).
 
Regulation EC 2018/73 is an amendment to annexes II and III of regulation EC 396/2005 and describes changes in maximum residue levels for Mercury compounds in or on certain fresh produce. This regulation becomes active on the 7th of February 2018. 
 
Regulation EC 2018/70 is an amendment to annexes II, III and IV of regulation EC 396/2005 and describes changes in maximum residue levels for AmetoctradineChlorpyrifos-methylCyproconazoleFluazinamFlutriafolProhexadione and Sodium Chloride in or on certain fresh produce. This regulation becomes active on the 6th of February 2018.
 
Regulation EC 2018/78 is an amendment of annexes II and III of regulation EC 396/2005 and describes changes in the maximum residue levels for 2- Phenylphenol,Bensulfuron-methylDimethachlor and Lufenuron in or on certain fresh produce. This regulation becomes active on the 8th of August 2018.
 
For the latest MRLs, check the EU pesticide database.

Kind Regards,

Ruth,

About Ruth

 

Ruth Vaughan is the Technical Director at Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd. (CROPNUTS). Ruth is also a contributing author to Kenya’s leading horticulture magazines such as the HortFresh JournalHortiNews and Floriculture. Ruth is a great believer in soil health, organic matter, biochar and carbon sequestration as a way to alleviate climate change and increase food security. Loves visiting farmers and seeing all the different farming methods