26 Jul 2022
The European Commission notified the WTO with a draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II, III, IV and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for benzalkonium chloride (BAC), chlorpropham, didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC), flutriafol, metazachlor, nicotine, profenofos, quizalofop-P, sodium aluminium silicate, thiabendazole and triadimenol in or on certain products.
It is proposed that DDAC EU MRL's will be lowered to 0.05mg/kg from 0.1mg/kg from April 2023 for fresh produce. DDAC and BACs are active ingredients in commonly used biocides (cleaning products).
To remove the risk of residues in fresh produce, check your safety data sheets for all cleaning chemicals and consider substituting non-BAC / DDAC formulations for product contact surfaces.
The approvals of sodium aluminium silicate and triadimenol for their use in plant protection products were not renewed. In addition, the European Food Safety Authority published reasoned opinions on the modification of the existing maximum residue (MRLs) for flutriafol and metazachlor and thiabendazole. Temporary MRLs were established in the European Union for benzalkonium chloride (BAC), chlorpropham, didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC), nicotine and profenofos, and those MRLs were planned to be revised based on monitoring data. Based on the above, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 should be amended accordingly.
26 Jul 2022