NEW EU RULES HARMONISING FOOD PESTICIDE LIMITS COMES INTO FORCE

BY KEITH NUTHALL

TESTS carried out by food manufacturers and retailers ensuring their products are not excessively contaminated with pesticide residues today (Sept 1) became easier within the European Union (EU). A new regulation has come into force that sets EU-wide 'maximum residue levels' for different foodstuffs, replacing the old system where the EU's 27 member states set national residue limits for their countries. The new EU regulation mandates limits for 1,100 pesticides and 315 food products. EU health Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou said ...


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