Maximum residue levels for diethofencarb
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EU reduces MRLs for diethofencarb on pears, wine grapes, tomatoes, and aubergines
Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/341 of 22 January 2024 amending Annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for diethofencarb, fenoxycarb, flutriafol and pencycuron in or on certain products
The EU has reduced the MRLs for diethofencarb to the limit of determination (LOD, the lowest level that can be detected using the most modern and reliable analytical methods) for all products except bananas. There will be potential impacts on exporters of pears, wine grapes, tomatoes, and aubergines.
pears, wine grapes, tomatoes, aubergines, eggplants
What is changing?
The EU has reduced the MRLs for diethofencarb as summarised in Table 1.
Diethofencarb is no longer authorised in the EU because the manufacturer did not submit a new application for approval. Therefore all MRLs are set to the LOD.
The new MRLs will apply from 12 August 2024. Products exported to the EU before 12 August 2024 that comply with the old MRLs will not be removed from the EU market after 12 August, even if they do not comply with the new MRLs.
Exporters of pears, wine grapes, tomatoes, and aubergines should review their current use of diethofencarb and evaluate possible alternative solutions.
EFSA (2016) Setting of an import tolerance for diethofencarb in bananas. EFSA Journal, 14(9): 4576.
Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/341 as regards maximum residue levels for diethofencarb, fenoxycarb, flutriafol and pencycuron in or on certain products
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