EU Establishes Import Tolerances for Pesticides Pyridaben in Grapefruits

| Contaminants & Pesticides | MRLs
Posted By: Trace One

eu-proposes-import-tolerances-for-the-pesticide-deltamethrin (4)On September 26th, 2022, the European Food Safety Authority published a regulation on the “Setting of an import tolerance for Pyridaben in grapefruits” per Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

The document summarizes the following points :

  • To set the maximum residues limits for grapefruits imported from the USA;
  • Modification of the existing MRLs for grapefruit from 0.3mg/kg to 0.5mg/kg;
  • Adequate analytical methods are available to control the residues of Pyridaben;
  • The limit of quantification (LOQ) is established at 0.01 mg/kg in plant matrices;
  • Risk assessment studies indicate the short-term and long-term intakes of the residues are unlikely to pose any health risk to consumers.

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