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 07/01 – 07/30/2022

 

Via this link you can download a table from the European Rapid alert system (RASFF) with important notifications from product category fruit & vegetables.

 

In the case of Turkish citrus fruits, the number of complaints is again increasing, not only with regard to the use of active substances banned in the EU, but also with regard to the level of limit value violations in individual cases.

 

RASFF fruit & vegetables (July 2022)

Product

Country

Active substance

Reported (MRL)
[mg/kg; ppm]

Chillies (green)

Kenya

Procymidone +)

0,23 (0,01) !

Cucumbers

Serbia

Metalaxyl

0,044 (0,01)

Drumsticks

India

Acephate

0,3 (0,01) !

Methamidophos +)

0,67 (0,01) !!

Permethrine

1,5 (0,05) !

Grapes

India

lambda-Cyhalothrin

0,083 (0,08)

Grapefruit

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,077 (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,076 (0,01)

Lychees

China

Carbendazim +)

0,42 (0,1)

China

Carbendazim +)

0,76 (0,1)

Imidacloprid

0,29 (0,01)

Dimetomorph

no information

lambda-Cyhalothrin

ohne Angaben

Thiophanate-methyl

ohne Angaben

China

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,15 (0,01) !

Dimetomorph

0,11 (0,01) !

Flupicolid +)

0,024 (0,01)

Imazalil

4,2 (0,01) !!!

Lufenuron

0,018 (0,01)

Propamocarb

0,13 (0,01) !

Propiconazole

0,023 (0,01)

Thiphanate-methyl

0,015 (0,01)

Mango

Dom. Republic

Ethephon

1,7 (0,05) !

Okra

India

Dimethoate +)

0,023 (0,01)

Oranges

Egypt

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,029 (0,01)

Spain

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,018 (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,14 (0,01) !

Peaches

Serbia

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,062 (0,05)

Peppers (fresh)

Thailand

Pyridabene

0,026 (0,01)

Thailand

Chlorfenapyr +)

0,018 (0,01)

Thailand

Chlorfenapyr +)

0.019 (0,01)

Mepronil +)

0,054 (0,01)

Turkey

Buprofezin

0,06 (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,059 (0,01)

Uganda

lambda-Cyhalothrin

1,2 (0,1) !

Uganda

lambda-Cyhalothrin

0,56 (0,1)

Uganda

Chlotianidine +)

0,032 (0,01)

lambda-Cyhalothrin

0,23 (0,1)

Thiamethoxam +)

0,018 (0,01)

Parsley

Poland

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,049 (0,01)

Potatoes

Germany

Imazalil

7,9 (0,01) !!

Raspberry leaves
(for infusions)

Albania

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,033 (0,01)

Savoy cabbage

Germany

Tebuconazol

1,1 (0,7)

Sweet potatoes

Spain

lambda-Cyhalothrin

0,1 (0,01) !

Malathion

0,57 (0,02) !

Vine leaves

Turkey

Dithiocarbamates

0,35 (0,05)


+)
application is prohibited

MRL exceeded: ! ≥10 times, !! ≥50 times, !!! ≥ 100 times

 

It was further reported:

 

Product

Country

Reasons for complaint/rejection

Avocado (organic)

Peru

Cadmium (0,08 mg/kg; MRL:0,05 mg/kg)

Peas

Peru

Cadmium (0,033 mg/kg; MRL:0,02 mg/kg)

Spinach

Italy

Nitrite Too high (58,1 mg/kg)

Italy

Cadmium 0,33 mg/kg (MRL: 0,2 mg/kg) ?

 

All information without liability.

 

Link: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/rasff-window/screen/search

 

 

 

Author: Dr. Frank Mörsberger

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