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SGS Announces EU to Amend Maximum Residue Levels for Pesticides in Food and Feed.

Bangkok, Thailand, March 11, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Maximum Residue Level (MRL) for Pesticides in Food and Feed

The changes and amendments in the four Commission Regulations (EU) No 36/2014 (1), (EU) No 51/2014 (2), (EU) No 61/2014 (3) and (EU) No 79/2014 (4) are related to the Maximum Residues Levels (MRLs) for pesticides aminopyralid, chlorantraniliprole, cyflufenamid, mepiquat, metalaxyl-M, propamocarb, pyriofenone, quinoxyfen, dimethomorph, indoxacarb, pyraclostobin, cyromazine, fenpropidin, formetanate, oxamyl, tebuconazole, bifenazate, chlorpropham, esfenvalerate, fludioxonil and thiobencarb in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin imported into the EU. Details of the changes are shown in table 1 (http://newsletter.sgs.com/eNewsletterPro/uploadedimages/000006/sgs-safeguards-03014-eu-updates-pesticides-a4-en-14.pdf) within the latest SafeGuardS bulletin.

Amendments of the Commission Regulation

- The changes in Commission Regulation (EU) No. 51/2014 of 20 January 2014 are related with the MRLs for dimethomorph, indoxacarb and pyraclostrobin for several commodities in Commission Regulation (EU) No 668/2013 on 12 July 2013, therefore these Regulations, shall apply from 2 February 2014.

- The changes in Commission Regulation (EU) No. 36/2014 of 16 January 2014 shall apply from 9 February 2014.

- The changes of MRLs for cyromazine and fenpropidin in all products, formetanate for all products except table and wine grapes, tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes, melons, pumpkins and watermelons, oxamyl for all products except peppers including tebuconazole in wine and all order products except apples, pears, cherries, peaches, table and wine grapes and Chinese cabbage in Commission Regulation (EU) No 61/2014 of 24 January 2014 shall apply from 14 August 2014.

- The changes of MRLs for formetanate in table and wine grapes, tomatoes, aubergines, melons, pumpkins and watermelons in Commission Regulation (EU) No 61/2014 of 24 January 2014 shall apply from 14 February 2014.

- The changes and amendments in Commission Regulation (EU) No. 79/2014 of 29 January 2014 shall apply from 19 August 2014.

References:

(1) (EU) No 36/2014 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2014:017:0001:0041:EN:PDF)

(2) (EU) No 51/2014 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2014:016:0013:0027:EN:PDF)

(3) (EU) No 61/2014 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2014:022:0001:0032:EN:PDF)

(4) (EU) No 79/2014 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2014:027:0009:0055:EN:PDF)

(5) (EU) No 668/2013 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:192:0039:0071:EN:PDF)

About SGS Food Safety Services

SGS is committed to keeping you informed of regulatory news and developments. Leveraging a global network of laboratories and food experts, SGS provides a comprehensive range of food safety and quality solutions including analytical and pesticide residue testing (http://www.sgs.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Food/Primary-Production/Testing-and-Analytical-Services/Pesticide-Residue-Testing.aspx), audits, certifications, inspections and technical support. SGS continually invests in world class testing capabilities and state-of-the-art technology to help you reduce risks, and improve food safety and quality.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact the SGS experts.

Website: www.foodsafety.sgs.com

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

Contact Information:

SGS CTS

Supaporn Surawattanaboon

+66 2 683 0541

Contact via Email

www.foodsafety.sgs.com

R&D Chemist

SGS (Thailand) Limited

Bangkok, Thailand

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