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Pesticide Residues in the European Union and Norway -
This report on "Monitoring for
Pesticides Residues in the European Union and Norway
Report 1996" was forwarded to the Standing Committee on
Plant Health on 29/30 July 1998. The Standing Committee
agreed that publication of the report was desirable and
noted that this was also the view of Norway during the
Working Group discussions on the forwarded report.
Maximum residue levels (MRLs) for
pesticide residues in and on products of plant origin,
including fruit and vegetables, were established by
Directive 90/642/EEC (Official journal NO. L 350,
14/12/1990 p. 0071 - 0079) (as amended by Directives
93/58/EEC (Official journal NO. L 211, 23/08/1993 p. 0006 -
0039), 94/30/EC (Official journal NO. L 189, 23/07/1994 p.
0070 - 0083), 95/38/EC (Official journal NO. L 197 ,
22/08/1995 p. 0014 - 0028) et 95/61/EC (Official journal
NO. L 292 , 07/12/1995 p. 0027 - 0030)). The Directives
were implemented by the Member States as well as being
applied by Norway. In several cases the entry against a
product in the list of MRLs in a Directive is blank except
for an annotation signifying that insufficient data exist
to set a harmonized MRL but that the data must be generated
by a certain date to establish one, in default of which the
MRL for that use will be set at the analytical limit of
determination (LOD). These are the so-called open
positions. In these cases, transitional arrangements apply
whereby Member States may set a national MRL in their
legislation as a transitional measure until a harmonized
MRL, or the LOD, is established in a Directive concerned.
Monitoring results pursuant to Directives 86/362/EEC
(Official Journal NO. L 221, 07/08/1986 p. 0037 - 0042) on
cereals, and 86/363/EEC (Official journal NO. L 221 ,
07/08/1986 p. 0043 - 0047) on animal products are not
covered by this document. The report covers the national
situations in the 15 Community Member States and Norway for
the calendar year 1996.
It is evident that this document can
only give an overall view on monitoring of pesticide
residues, particularly as national practices in reporting
were not fully harmonised in 1996. Each Member State and
Norway has been invited to contribute a short national
statement for inclusion in this document. More detailed
information about the situation in individual countries is
available from the respective national monitoring
Inquiries to this report should be
addressed to the contact points listed in Annex I.
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