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  • EU issues new regulations on chemical residues in agricultural products and food 03/21/2023

    Mar 21st, 2023

    MRL levels of active ingredients across product types vary from 0.01 mg/kg. However, the EU also sets a regulated level of residue MRL of one of the above active ingredients from 0.05 mg/kg, 0.07 even 1.5 mg/kg in product groups such as vegetables, tubers, spices, meat and offal of animals. In 2023, the EU focused on revising many of the MRL regulations in Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. This regulation will take effect from September 26, 2023. Along with that, the European Commission has also issued new Regulations related to the maximum arsenic MRL levels in certain foods such as rice, rice-based products, baby nutritional foods, perfumes and perfumes. fruit, concentrated fruit products, salt. The Arsenic MRL threshold ranges from 0.01 to 0.15 mg/kg of product. This regulation applies directly to all EU members and takes effect from March 26, 2023. I'm out of town, I'm going to have to chat in the hospital European Commission issues new Regulation regarding maximum residue levels (MRL) for active ingredients isoxaben, novaluron and tetraconazole Earlier, the European Commission also issued Regulation 2023/174 amending Regulation 2019/1793 on the temporary application of official and emergency control measures to certain goods imported into the EU. Specifically, the regulations amending some products of Vietnam as follows: instant noodles containing spices, seasoning powder or sauce, dragon fruit will have the frequency of testing for pesticides is 20%; Okra and capsicum of the capsicum variety maintained the 50% frequency of inspection. This is not a new point. According to Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoang Thuy, Commercial Counselor of Vietnam in Sweden, the new point in this regulation is that okra produced in Vietnam is required to have a certificate of pesticide control issued by the Vietnamese side. But also under the new regulations, 4 products of Vietnam are parsley, coriander, basil, mint, which are removed from EU control, no longer controlled at 50% when exported to the EU market as before. This. It is worth noting that, according to Ms. Thuy, every six months, the European Parliament and the European Council meet to review and assess the level of violations on food and feed safety by countries. export to the EU. The European Commission will then announce changes in the regulation on control measures. There are products under increased control, there are products without control. Therefore, enterprises exporting to the EU need to pay attention to the control thresholds so as not to violate them. Because only a few violating businesses will affect the entire industry, affecting other businesses. In addition, the European Commission has issued Regulation 2022/741 controlling maximum pesticide residue levels and assessing consumer exposure to pesticide residues on and in food. products of animal origin. Member States will take and analyze samples for the pesticide combinations covered by the regulation. Products of plant and animal origin that will be randomly sampled for testing are oranges, apples, bananas, kiwis, grapefruits, onions, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, beans, peppers, rice. shelled, poultry fat, cow's milk, chicken eggs... In addition to checking at the border gate, these products will be post-inspected, randomly picked up at the supermarket for inspection. If there are signs of violation, the concerned agency will go to the import warehouse for further inspection. "Infringing products being recalled and having to be widely advertised in the media will greatly affect the image of Vietnam's goods while building an image in these difficult markets is inherently very difficult. difficult", Ms. Thuy emphasized.