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 08/01 – 08/31/2022

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

 

It is remarkable that in August no notification of exceeding MRLs in fresh peppers were listed. We assume that the authorities focused their monitoring on other fruit and vegetables in their sampling schemes.

RASFF fruit & vegetables (August 2022)

 

Product

Country

Active substance

Reported (MRL)
[mg/kg; ppm]

Aubergines /Eggplants

Burundi

Acephate +)

0,094 (0,01)

Dimethoate

0,036 (0,01)

Omethoate

0,031 (0,01)

Profenofos +)

0,051 (0,01)

Burundi

Acephate +)

0,49 (!) (0,01)

Dimethoate

0,042 (0,01)

Methamidophos +)

0,066 (0,01)

Omethoate

0,037 (0,01)

Burundi

Acephate +)

0,31 (!) (0,01)

Dimethoate

0,023 (0,01)

Methamidophos +)

0,039 (0,01)

Omethoate

0,021 (0,01)

Profenofos +)

0,27 (!) (0,01)

Mexico

Flonicamide

1,55 (0,5)

Beans

Kenya

Acephate +)

0,032 (0,01)

Methamidophos +)

0,036 (0,01)

Profenofos +)

0,022 (0,01)

Kenya

Acephate +)

0,091 (0,01)

Methamidophos +)

0,060 (0,01)

Chillies

Kenya

Acephate +)

0,29 (!) (0,01)

Chlorpyriphos

0,055 (0,01)

Methamidophos +)

0,09 (0,01)

Chillies, green

Kenya

Acephate +)

0,043 (0,01)

Carbendazim +)

0,22 (0,1)

Hexaconazole +)

0,022 (0,01)

Methamidophos +)

0,060 (0,01)

Thiophanate-methyl +)

0,22 (0,1)

Courgettes

Netherlands

Heptachlor +)

0,013 (0,01)

Cornichons (fresh)

Serbia

Chlorpyriphos +)

0,10 (!) (0,01)

Gherkins

North Macedonia

Metalaxyl

0,049 (0,01)

Gotukola

Sri Lanka

Fenobucarb

0,033 (0,01)

Fipronil +)

0,19 ! (0,005)

Mangoes

Bangladesh

Chlorpyriphos +)

0,026 (0,01)*

Bangladesh

Chlorpyriphos +)

0,095 (0,01)*

Mint

Israel

Chlorfenapyr +)

1,2 !! (0,02)

Chlorthalonil

13 !!! (0,02)

Dimethoate

3,1 !! (0,02)

Omethoate

0,36 ! (0,02)

Israel

Chlorfenapyr +)

2,8 !!! (0,02)

Chlorthalonil

12 !!! (0,02)

Dimethoate

1,1 !! (0,02)

Omethoate

0,049 (0,02)

Israel

Bifenthrin

1,9 !! (0,02)

Lambda-Cyhalothrin

1,6 (0,7)

Methomyl +)

5,5 !!! (0,02)

Mukunu Wenna
Alternanthera sessilis

Sri Lanka

Carbofuran +)

1,8 (!!!) (0,01)

Fipronil +)

0,35 (!!) (0,005)

Oranges

Egypt

Chlorpropham +)

Detected (0,01)

Egypt

Chlorpropham +)

0,036 (0,01)

Egypt

Imazalil

8,8 (4)

Spain

Chlorpyriphos-methyl +)

0,025 (0,01)

Papaya (cubes, frozen)

India

Acephate +)

0,021 (0,01)

Peaches

Serbia

Chlorpyriphos +)

0,087 (0,01)

Pears

Portugal

Dimetomorph

0,094 (0,01)

Cyhalothrin +)

0,038 (0,01)

Rocket

Netherlands

Avermectin B1a

0,035 (0,015)

+) application is prohibited

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

It was further reported:

Product

Country

Reasons for complaint/rejection

Avocados

Peru

Cadmium (0,054 mg/kg; MRL 0,05 mg/kg)

Carambola

Malaysia

Cadmium (0,066 mg/kg; MRL 0,05 mg/kg)

Raspberries (frozen)

France

Norovirus

Berry mix (frozen)*

Belgium

Hepatitis A Virus

 

All information without liability.

 

YOUR PLUS: *Our laboratory AGROLAB Dr.Blasy-Dr.Busse is allowed to work with pathogenic food viruses and offers also analysis for Norovirus and Hepatitis A virus.

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Author: Dr. Frank Mörsberger

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