RASFF

Here you find a retrospective monthly summary of relevant notifications about MRLs exceeded reported in the European Rapid Alert System (RASFF) supplemented about remarkable results found in our own laboratories in residue analysis.

 

Notification from RASFF 06/01 – 06/30/2022

 

Via this link you can download a table from the European Rapid alert system (RASFF) with important notifications from product category fruit & vegetables. We have selected only the messages that have been classified as “serious”.

 

This time, the vine leaves from Turkey create a new negative record with residues of 14 different active substances in one sample with horrendously high limit value exceedings, including one banned active substance.

 

RASFF fruit & vegetables (June 2022)

Product

Country

Active substance

Reported (MRL)
[mg/kg; ppm]

Amaranth, leafy

Cameroon

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,021 (0,01)

Aubergines, eggplants

Turkey

Formetanate

0,844 (0,3)

Bananas

Peru

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,031 (0,01)

Beans

China

Carbofuran +)

0,025 (0,01)

Carrots

Egypt

Linuron +)

0,107 (0,01) !

Egypt

Linuron +)

0,1 (0,01) !

Celery leaves

Italy

Dithiocarbamates

0,34 (0,05)

Linuron +)

0,081 (0,01)

Chillies, green

Kenia

Methamidophos +)

0,096 (0,01)

Cucumbers, mini

Poland

Carbendazim +)

0,45 (0,1)

Galia melons

Turkey

Ethropophos +)

0,061 (0,01)

Malathion

0,042 (0,02)

Garlic

China

Triadimenol +)

0,05 (0,01)

Grapefruit

South Africa

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,092 (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,05 (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,128 (0,01) !

Grapefruit (red)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,12 (0,01) !

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,061 (0,01)

Guaves

Egypt

Dimethoate +)

0,027 (0,01)

Omethoate +)

0,025 (0,01)

Lemons

Turkey
(via Bulgaria)

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,16 (0,01) !

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,04 (0,01)

Fenbutatinoxide +)

0,081 (0,01)

Prochloraz +)

1,389 (0,03) !!

Propiconazol +)

0,017 (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,022 (0,01)

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,017 (0,01)

Fenbutatinoxide +)

0,028 (0,01)

Prochloraz +)

0,386 (0,03) !

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,072 (0,01)

Fenbutatinoxide +)

0,036 (0,01)

Prochloraz +)

0,124 (0,03)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,032 (0,01)

Fenbutationoxide +)

0,138 (0,01) !

Prochloraz +)

0,452 (0,03) !

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,017 (0,01)

Prochloraz +)

0,510 (0,03) !

Spirotetramate

1,048 (0,01) !!!

Turkey (via Italy)

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,025 (0,01)

DDAC +)

0,98 (0,01) !!

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,066 (0,01)

Fenbutatinoxide +)

0,177 (0,01) !

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,966 (0,01) !!

Prochloraz +)

0,019 (0,03)

Turkey

Prochloraz +)

3,03 (0,03) !!!

Propiconazol +)

0,221 (0,01) !

Turkey

Fenbutatinoxide +)

0,266 (0,01) !

Prochloraz +)

2,522 (0,03) !!

Turkey

Fenbutatinoxide +)

0,582 (0,01) !!

Prochloraz +)

2,359 (0,03) !!

Turkey

Prochloraz +)

0,037 (0,03)

Turkey

Prochloraz +)

0,034 (0,03)

Turkey

Prochloraz +)

0,044 (0,03)

Turkey

Prochloraz +)

4,048 (0,03) !!!

Turkey

Prochloraz +)

0,210 (0,03)

Turkey

Prochloraz +)

2,586 (0,03) !!

Turkey

Parathion-methyl +)

0,025 (0,01)

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,117 (0,01) !

Lettuce

Belgium

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,039 (0,01)

Lychees

China

2,4-D

0,082 (0,05)

Clothianidin +)

0,074 (0,01)

Cyazofamid

0,15 (0,01) !

lambda-Cyhalothrin

0,25 (0,01) !

Deltamethrin

0,034 (0,01)

Imidacloprid +)

0,068 (0,01)

Procymidon +)

0,036 (0,01)

China

Azoxystrobin

0,11 (0,01) !

Buprofezin

0,056 (0,01)

Chlorfenapyr +)

0,068 (0,01)

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,16 (0,01) !

Clothianidin +)

0,089 (0,01)

lambda-Cyhalothrin

0,21 (0,01) !

Dimetomorph

0,058 (0,01)

Lufenuron +)

0,042 (0,01)

Propamocarb

0,17 (0,01) !

Mangostan

Thailand

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,042 (0,01)

Oranges

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,032 (0,01)

Fenvalerate +)

0,051 (0,01)

Passion fruit

Colombia

Carbendazim +)

0,25 (0,01) !

Famoxadon +)

0,03 (0,01)

Methomyl +)

0,021 (0,01)

Propamocarb

0,093 (0,01)

Thiabendazol

0,025 (0,01)

Colombia

Dimethoate +)

0,026 (0,01)

Imidacloprid +)

0,029 (0,01)

Peppers (fresh)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

1,02 (0,3)

Pyriproxifen

0,176 (1)

Spirotetramate

1,386 (1)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

0,137 (0,3)

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,078 (0,01)

Fosthiazate

0,165 (0,02)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,05 (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,028 (0,01)

Turkey

Diafenthiuron +)

0,08 (0,01)

Turkey

Spirotetramate

5,175 (1)

Pears

China

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,031 (0,01)

Pomegranates

Turkey

Imazalil

0,37 (0,01) !

tau-Fluvalinate

0,031 (0,01)

Potatoes

France

Imazalil

0,9 (0,01) !!

Potatoes
(truffle potatoes)

France

Imazalil

0,21 (0,01) !

Thiabendazol

1 (0,04) !

Snow peas

Guatemala

Dimethoate +)

0,027 (0,01)

Guatemala

Chlorthalonil

0,18 (0,01) !

+) application is prohibited

MRL;    ! exceeded ≥10 times,    !! ≥50 times,     !!! ≥ times

 

It was further reported:

 

Product

Country

Reasons for complaint/rejection

Avocado (organic)

Peru

Cadmium 0,064 mg/kg (0,05 mg/kg)

Papaya

Thailand

Unauthorized genetic modification

Snow peas

Thailand

E.coli > 1500 cfu/g

All information without liability.

 

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Author: Dr. Frank Mörsberger

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