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                                                                Pesticide News Bulletin
                               September 2006 Bulletin
       <<<<<<<<< PSD News >>>>>>>>>         tMRLs
                                                                                                      Active                     Crop                     UK          Date                Previous
                                                                                                      Substance                                           tMRL        Applicable          MRL
New UK Temporary                                MRLs            and         Import                                                                        (mg/kg)                         (mg/kg)

                                                                                                      Tepraloxydim               Garlic                   0.5         19/09/06
Tolerances
                                                                                                      Tepraloxydim               Carrot                   0.5         25/08/06
A number of new temporary MRLs & Import Tolerances
                                                                                                      Tepraloxydim               Mustard                  1.0         19/09/06
have recently been announced:
                                                                                                                                 seed
tMRLs
Active                    Crop                    UK           Date               Previous            Tepraloxydim               Cabbage                  1.0         25/08/06
Substance                                         tMRL         Applicable         MRL                 Tepraloxydim               Lupin                    0.5         19/09/06
                                                  (mg/kg)                         (mg/kg)
                                                                                                      Tepraloxydim               Parsnip                  0.5         19/09/06
1-MCP                     Tomato                  0.01*        13/09/06           None
                                                                                                      Tepraloxydim               Mallow (althea           0.5         19/09/06
1-MCP                     Apples                  0.01*        13/09/06           None                                           officianalis)
                          (pomme                                                                      Tepraloxydim               Cauliflower              0.5         25/08/06
                          fruit)                                                                      Trifloxystrobin            Carrots                  0.04        31/08/06
Boscalid                  Leek                    2.0          30/09/06                               Trifloxystrobin            Leeks                    0.2         31/08/06
Dimethomorph              Brassica veg:           0.02*        15/08/06                               Trifloxystrobin            Cabbage                  0.2         31/08/06
                          leafy                                                                       Trifloxystrobin            Cauliflower              0.04        31/08/06
                          brassicas inc.                                                              Trifloxystrobin            Broccoli                 0.04        31/08/06
                          Chinese
                                                                                                      Trifloxystrobin            Brussels                 0.2         31/08/06
                          cabbage      &
                                                                                                                                 sprouts
                          kale
Phenmedipham              Lettuce,                3.0          31/08/06
                                                                                                      Import
                          leafy herbs,
                          baby      leaf                                                              tolerance
                                                                                                      Active                     Crop                     UK imp      Date                Previous
                          brassicas                                                                   Substance                                           tol         Applicable          MRL
                                                                                                                                                          (mg/kg)                         (mg/kg)
Pyraclostrobin            Leeks                   0.5          30/08/06
Tebuconazole              Carrots                 0.4          31/08/06                               Cyproconazole              Soya Beans               0.03        18/08/06
Tebuconazole              Leeks                   0.4          31/08/06
                                                                                                      http://www.pesticides.gov.uk/food_industry.asp?id=545
Tebuconazole              Cabbage                 0.8          31/08/06
Tebuconazole              Cauliflower             0.1          31/08/06
Tebuconazole              Broccoli                0.1          31/08/06                               PRC 2006 1st Quarter Results
Tebuconazole              Brussels                0.3          31/08/06                               Results from the 1st Qtr (Jan-March) of the PRC 2006
                          sprouts                                                                     pesticide monitoring programme were published on 14th
Tepraloxydim              Other oilseeds          1.0          19/09/06                               September 2006.
                          (canary flower,                                                             1.9% (7) samples contained residues in excess of the MRL.
                          evening
                          primrose     &
                                                                                                      Commodity/                Pesticide                       Residue             MRL
                          honesty)
                                                                                                      Country of                detected                        Detected            mg/kg
Tepraloxydim              Borage (for             1.0          19/09/06
                                                                                                      Origin                                                    mg/kg
                          oilseed)
                                                                                                      Grapes/USA                Methomyl                        0.2                 0.05*
Tepraloxydim              Oilseed rape            1.0          25/08/06
                                                                                                      Little Gem                Dithiocarbamates                6.4                 5
Tepraloxydim              Linseed/flax            1.0          25/08/06
                                                                                                      Lettuce/Spain
Tepraloxydim              Field    bean           0.5          25/08/06
                                                                                                      Little Gem                Dithiocarbamates                8                   5
                          (dry)
                                                                                                      Lettuce/
Tepraloxydim              Combining               0.5          25/08/06
                                                                                                      Spain
                          pea(dry)
                                                                                                      Little Gem                Dithiocarbamates                9.2                 5
Tepraloxydim              Vining                  0.2          25/08/06
                                                                                                      Lettuce/
                          pea(fresh, no
                                                                                                      Spain
                          pod)
                                                                                                      Romaine                   Dithiocarbamates                11                  5
Tepraloxydim              Leek                    0.2          25/08/06
                                                                                                      Lettuce/
Tepraloxydim              Bulb onion              0.5          25/08/06
                                                                                                      Spain
Tepraloxydim              Shallot                 0.5          19/09/06

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                                                                Pesticide News Bulletin
                                                                      September 2006 Bulletin
Commodity/               Pesticide                       Residue         MRL            <<<<<<<<< EC News >>>>>>>>>
Country of               detected                        Detected            mg/kg
                                                                                                      Rapid Alerts
Origin                                                   mg/kg
                                                                                                      These fall into two categories:
Passion                  Dithiocarbamates                0.78                0.05*
                                                                                                      Alert notifications (AN)-Notifications relating to
fruit/South
                                                                                                      products which are on the market and which present a risk
Africa
                                                                                                      to the consumer. These would generally be identified from
Passion                  Cypermethrin                    0.15                0.05*
                                                                                                      an enforcement programme where produce is analysed
fruit/Colombia
                                                                                                      quickly after sampling to give every chance to trace
                                                                                                      contaminated batches.
Other commodities tested were baby leaf salads, grapes,
                                                                                                      Information notifications(IN)-Notifications relating to
lamb, lettuce, milk, sea fish, and speciality fruit.
                                                                                                      products presenting a risk to the consumer for which it can
                                                                                                      be assumed that they are not on the market (e.g. stopped
A detailed summary is available on request from
                                                                                                      at the border, product over the 'best before date') or for
hairdrie@esglabs.co.uk or the full report can be viewed
                                                                                                      which the risk is limited (long delay between the finding
from:
                                                                                                      and the notification). These could be cases identified
http://www.pesticides.gov.uk/prc.asp?id=1937
                                                                                                      during part of the routine monitoring programme where the
                                                                                                      item is not necessarily analysed at the time of collection.
PRC 2005 Annual Report Pesticide Monitoring                                                           Pesticide    residues     resulting  in   Alert/Information
                                                                                                      notifications are as follows:
PRC have published the 2005 annual report summarising
the results of pesticide monitoring from Jan –Dec 2005.                                               W    Alert     Country         Ref       Commodity          Pesticide              Country of
                                                                                                      e    type      Notifying       2006                                                Origin
                                                                                                      e                              .
http://www.pesticides.gov.uk/prc.asp?id=1673                                                          k
                                                                                                      3    AN        Germany         058       ? Climbing         Endosulfan &           Vietnam
                                                                                                      7                              7         perch              Chloramphen-           via
ACP Open Meeting                                                                                                                                                  icol                   Nether-
                                                                                                                                                                                         lands
The Seventh Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on                                                 3    AN        Italy           059       Lemons             Imazalil               Spain
Pesticides will take place at the Monk Bar Hotel, York, on                                            7                              0

Monday 13th November at 2.00 pm. The main topic will be
‘Uncertainty and Dose Response.’                                                                      3    IN        Nether-         CAY       Chilli Pepper      Triazophos             Thailand
                                                                                                      7              lands
http://www.pesticides.gov.uk/acp.asp?id=1952                                                          3    IN        Nether-         CAZ       Yard Long          EPN                    Thailand
                                                                                                      7              lands                     Green
                                                                                                                                               Beans
Consultation on the Thematic Strategy for                                                             3    IN        Finland         CBA       Rucola             Bromide                Italy
Pesticides                                                                                            7                                        Salad
                                                                                                                                               (Organic)
                                                                                                      3    IN        Italy           CDE       Fresh Mint         Dimethoate             Morocco
A consultation document has been prepared by Defra in                                                 9
consultation with the Devolved Administrations. It seeks                                              3    IN        Italy           CDF       Fresh Mint         Dimethoate             Morocco
your views on two EC proposals developed as part of the EC                                            9
Pesticides Thematic Strategy:                                                                         3    IN        Italy           CDG       Fresh Mint         Dimethoate             Morocco
                                                                                                      9
                                                                                                      3    IN        Slovenia        CDP       Apples             Monocroto-             Serbia
1) A new Directive on the sustainable use of pesticides; and                                          9                                                           phos
2) Regulation to replace the existing Directive 91/414/EEC
which establishes the framework for the authorisation of                                              http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/food/rapidalert/archive_
plant protection products (agricultural pesticides).                                                  en.htm
Responses are required by 11/12/06.
Further details available from the PSD website.                                                       EU List of Highest MRLs Applicable
http://www.pesticides.gov.uk/environment.asp?id=1939
                                                                                                      The EU has published a list of the highest MRL existing
                                                                                                      within the EU for each pesticide/crop combination with

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                                                                      September 2006 Bulletin
the indication of the member state(s) where this MRL is                                               FVO Inspection                       of      Pesticide             Residues            in
legally applicable.
                                                                                                      Thailand
For the preparation of this list, national MRLs in force on 1
May 2006, as reported by the 25 EU Member States, were
                                                                                                      Member states have reported a number of exceedances of
used. It was last updated on 14 September 2006.
                                                                                                      MRLs in plant produce from Thailand and this together
It has no legal status. It has been submitted to EFSA for
                                                                                                      with 25 notifications in the EU RASFF of unacceptable
consumer safety assessment. Based on the outcome of that
                                                                                                      levels of pesticide residues prompted the FVO to
assessment, a list of temporary MRLs will be proposed by
                                                                                                      undertake a mission in January 2006 to evaluate the
the Commission as Annex III to Regulation EC (No)
                                                                                                      control systems for pesticide residues in plant produce,
396/2005. This Regulation will enter into force (for its
chapters II, III and V) six months after adoption of its
Annexes I-IV. Until such time, the national MRL of each                                               The overall conclusion is that an official pesticide residue
Member State for each pesticide/crop combination                                                      control system for foodstuffs of plant origin intended for
remains in force and operators/stakeholders should comply                                             export is in place. The system, as implemented, is limited to
with the relevant national legislation.                                                               12 economically important commodities and is monitoring
                                                                                                      only a few (30) pesticides. Overall, given these limitations,
The list is obtainable from:                                                                          there is little assurance that foodstuffs of plant origin
http://ec.europa.eu/food/plant/protection/resources/publi                                             intended for export to the EU will comply with EU
cations_en.htm                                                                                        legislation.
: See the Guidance Documents subsection. To open you
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                                                                                                      FVO Inspection Pesticide Controls Thailand
EFSA    Colloquium    on                              Cumulative                 Risk
Assessments of Pesticides                                                                                   <<<<<<<<< Eclipse News >>>>>>>>>

Regulation (EC) No. 396/2005 emphasises the importance                                                Increasing analytical scope
to carry out further work to develop a methodology to take                                            The residues laboratory has recently completed successful
into account cumulative and synergistic effects of                                                    method development for the following compound using
pesticides to human health. EFSA is therefore organising a                                            GC/MS;
colloquium to i) debate the advantages and disadvantages                                              Fluopicolide- a fungicide used in the control of downy
of the scientific approaches and methods available and                                                mildew in vegetables, ornamentals, grapes and late blight
data needed for conducting a cumulative risk assessment                                               potatoes.
for pesticides with a common mode of action (dose-                                                    Should you require any specialist analysis please do not
addition), (ii) explore the scientific basis for combining                                            hesitate to contact us.
some pesticides in a hazard assessment, which do not share
a common mode of actions (response-addition, possible
synergistic or antagonistic effects), (iii) discuss the choice                                        The Residues team at ESG offer a comprehensive
of data and methodology for combined exposure                                                         pesticide residue analytical service on a wide range of
assessment, and (iv) discuss possible joint efforts with EU                                           matrices.
Member States, EFSA, and possibly non-EU Member                                                        Contact the Residues team at ESG for further
States and international organisations to further develop                                             information on pesticides and other related issues.
harmonised approaches to carry out combined risk                                                      Tel:     01354 695858
assessments of pesticides.                                                                            Fax:     01354 692215
                                                                                                      E-mail - enquiries@esglabs.co.uk
The colloquium is to take place in Parma, Italy on 28-29
Nov 2006. Further details are available from the EFSA
website.

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/science/colloquium_series/c
olloquium_7.html

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