Normativa UEEne. 11, 2012
UE: autoridad alimentaria modifica límites máximos de residuos para metaldehído en varios cultivos
According to Article 6 of the Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Austria, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received applications from two companies to modify the existing MRLs for the active substance metaldehyde. The company Lonza Cologne GmbH submitted an application to modify existing MRLs for metaldehyde in strawberries, potatoes, kohlrabi and rape seed, whereas the company De Sangosse SA submitted an application to modify the existing MRLs for metaldehyde in lettuce and other salad plants, the whole group of spinach and similar and the whole group of herbs. In order to accommodate for the intended use of metaldehyde on these crops in France the EMS proposed to raise the MRLs to 0.5 mg/kg in rape seed, 0.1 mg/kg in potatoes and kohlrabi and 2 mg/kg in lettuce and other salad plants, spinach group and herbs group. For strawberries no need to modify the existing EU MRL was identified. The EMS Austria drafted the evaluation reports according to Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 which were submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA on 23 June and 1 August 2011.
Metaldehyde, strawberries, potatoes, oilseed rape, lettuce and other salad plants, spinach and similar, herbs, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, tetramer of acetaldehyde, molluscicide.