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Maximum residue level for zoxamide

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Food safety / Food safety
Food safety / Pesticides MRLs

Summary

The EU has informed the World Trade Organization Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (WTO SPS) Committee that it intends to reduce the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for zoxamide to the limit of determination (LOD) (G/SPS/N/EU/775). The LOD is the lowest level that can be detected using the most modern and reliable analytical methods. This change will apply to all products except:

  • those for which MRLs are based on import tolerances
  • products that are considered safe because sufficient supporting data on good agricultural practices (GAP) have been submitted and assessed.

The most significant impacts will potentially be on exports of leaf vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers.