Maximum residue levels for Straight Chain Lepidopteran Pheromones (SCLP)
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EU decides active substance Straight Chain Lepidopteran Pheromones (SCLP) does not need MRLs
Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1719 of 8 September 2023 amending Annexes II and IV to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for isoxaben, metaldehyde, Metarhizium brunneum strain Ma 43, paclobutrazol and Straight Chain Lepidopteran Pheromones (SCLP) in or on certain products
The European Commission has deleted the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for SCLP.
What is changing?
The active substance SCLP will no longer have MRLs. Residues of SCLP, whatever the quantity, will be permitted.
On 19 July 2022, the Commission renewed its approval of SCLP as a low-risk active substance. At that time no specific MRLs had been set, so the MRLs were automatically set to the default level of 0.01 mg/kg.
The conditions of use of SCLP are not expected to lead to the presence of residues in food or feed commodities that may pose a risk to consumers. Therefore there is no need to establish MRLs for SCLP.
The current MRL of 0.01 mg/kg will no longer apply from 27 September 2023. From this date, there will be no MRLs for SCLP.
What are the major implications for exporting countries?
The removal of MRLs facilitates the use of low-risk substances such as SCLP.
Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1719
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