Belgische Flagge

The Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) re-evaluates the chronic or long-term exposure to residues of plant protection products through the consumption of fruit and vegetables on the Belgian market.


After having already carried out assessments in the past (in 2017, 2010 and 2015), the FASFC asked the Scientific Committee (SciCom) to repeat this assessment on the basis of the FASFC's control results for the period 2014-2020, i.e. almost 14 500 samples, mainly of plant origin (fruit and vegetables)

Some pesticide residues showed a lower reporting frequency (glyphosate, boscalid, captan, etc.) which can be explained by restrictions or bans on their use in Europe. However, some residues were more frequently detected (acetamiprid, fluopyram, mepiquat (until 2019), pyrimethanil, spirotetramat and trifloxystrobin).

97-98% of the samples were found to be in compliance with the regulatory maximum limits (MRLs) and no residues could be detected in 31% of the products.


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For more details, the scientific opinion is available at the following web LINK.

Author: Serge CAMPAGNE