EU Modifies the Existing Maximum Residue Levels for Dodine in citrus fruits

| Contaminants & Pesticides | MRLs
Posted By: Benoit Gruber

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On November 26th, 2021, the European Food Safety Authority published the regulation on “Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for Dodine in citrus fruits” in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

The scope of the document summarizes the below:

  • The available data is sufficient to derive MRL proposals for the citrus fruits group;
  • The analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg;
  • The maximum residue limits have been raised from 0.01 mg/kg to 1.5 mg/kg in grapefruits, oranges, lemons, limes, mandarins, and other citrus fruits;
  • No enforcement method is available for animal matrices for fat, muscle, and milk whereby in liver and kidney Dodine can be enforced at the LOQ of 0.01 mg/kg;
  • Shortterm and longterm intake of residues resulting from the uses of Dodine is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

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