EU Modifies the Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticide Pyridate in Chives

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Posted By: Trace One

ChivesOn August 16th, 2022, the Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food chain Safety and Environment submitted a scientific document to the European Commission to publish the “Modification of the existing maximum residue level for Pyridate in Chives ” in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

The scientific document highlights the following changes:


  • The data submitted was found to be sufficient to derive MRL for Chives;
  • Adequate analytical methods are available to control the residues of pyridate on the commodity;
  • The limit of quantification (LOQ) is established at 0.05 mg/kg pyridate equivalent;
  • The maximum residue limits for Chives are amended from the existing 0.05 mg/kg to 1.5 mg/kg;
  • Risk assessment studies indicate the short-term and long-term intake of residues as per the reported agricultural practice is unlikely to pose a risk to consumer health. 

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