08/08/2016 | Active substances: Chlorpyrifos

In January 2016 the European Commission has published a Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/60 as regards maximum residue levels for chlorpyrifos in certain products, including fresh fruit and vegetables. The Regulation will apply this week, as from 10 August.

The entry into force of the Regulation will enforce a number of reduced maximum residue levels for the following commodities: mandarins, apples, pears, peaches, table grapes, blackberries, raspberries, kiwi fruit, pineapples, potatoes, tomatoes, aubergines/eggplants, melons, watermelons, cabbages, Florence fennels and leeks.

Products treated with chlorpyrifos shall comply with the maximum residue levels listed in the Annex of the Regulation as from 10 August. Products produced prior to 10 August, or products placed on the market prior 10 August, shall also comply with the levels listed in the Annex of Regulation 2016/60.