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 04/01 – 04/30/2021

 

Via this link you can download a table from the European Rapid alert system (RASFF) with important notifications from product category fruit & vegetables. We have selected only the messages that have been classified as “serious”.

 

This time, the vine leaves from Turkey create a new negative record with residues of 14 different active substances in one sample with horrendously high limit value exceedings, including one banned active substance.

 

RASFF fruit & vegetables (April 2022)

Product

Country

Active substance

Reported (MRL)
[mg/kg; ppm]

Bananas

Ecuador

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,33 (0,01)

Imazalil

0,110 (0,01)

Kenya

Acephate +)

0,093 (0,01)

Metamidophos +)

0,14 (0,01) !

Black-eyed beans

Madagascar

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,076 (0,01)

Madagascar

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,04 (0,01)

Cabbage

Macedonia

Cyazofamid

0,15 (0,01)

Chillies

Uganda

Lambda-Cyhalothrin

0,32 (0,1)

Uganda

Fenvalerate +)

0,5 (0,05)

Drumsticks

India

Monocrotophos +)

0,54 (0,01) !

Grapefruit

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,148 (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,11 (0,01) !

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,099 (0,01)

Grapefruit (red)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,17 (0,01) !

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,041 (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,027 (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,159 (0,01) !

Guaves

Dom. Republic

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,098 (0,01)

Carbendazim +)

0,23 (0,1)

India

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,095 (0,01)

Fluopyram

0,023 (0,01)

Lemons

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,061 (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,096 (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,039 (0,01)

Turkey

Fenbutatin oxide +)

0,096 (0,01)

Turkey

Prochloraz +)

1,516 (0,01) !!

Mandarines

Egypt

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,073 (0,01)

Egypt

Dimethoate +)

0,027 (0,01)

Okra

India

Tolfenpyrad +)

0,16 (0,01)

Oranges

Egypt

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,039 (0,01)

Egypt

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,047 (0,01)

Egypt

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,1997 (0,01) !

Dimethoate +)

0,073 (0,01)

Omethoate +)

0,027 (0,01)

Peppers (fresh)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

1,575 (0,3)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

0,61 (0,3)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

1,251 (0,3)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

0,817 (0,3)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

1,313 (0,3)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

2,088 (0,3)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

0,631 (0,3)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

0,871 (0,3)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

0,766 (0,3)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

1,601 (0,3)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

0,644 (0,3)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

0,649 (0,3)

Tebufenpyrad

0,039 (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,039 (0,01)

Formetanat

0,104 (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,107 (0,01) !

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,189 (0,01) !

Turkey

Diafenthiuron +)

0,104 (0,01) !

Turkey

Flonicamid

0,981 (0,3)

Turkey

Flonicamid

0,826 (0,3)

Turkey

Flonicamid

0,738 (0,3)

Turkey

Flonicamid

1,354 (0,3)

Pitahayas

Vietnam

Dithiocarbamates

0,16 (0,05)

Quinces

Turkey

Chlorpyriphos +)

0,21 (0,01) !

Deltamethrin

0,14 (0,1)

tau-Fluvalinate

0,61 (0,3)

Spring onions

Egypt

Fluazifop-P

0,081 (0,01)

Sugar peas

Guatemala

Chlorthalonil +)

0,2 (0,01) !

Tomatoes

Turkey

Chlorthalonil +)

0,033 (0,01)


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application is prohibited

 

It was further reported:

 

Product

Country

Reasons for complaint/rejection

Beans

Uzbekistan via Turkey

Cadmium (0,1 mg/kg)
(Maximum level of cadmium / pulses (according to EU Contaminants Regulation): 0.02 mg/kg)

Papaya

Cambodia

Genetically modified

Rocket

Italy

Nitrate (8122,7 mg/kg)
Maximum level of nitrate / rocket (according to EU Contaminants Regulation): 7000 mg/kg for harvest from 01.10. to 31.03. and 6000 mg/kg for harvest from 01.04. to 30.09.)

All information without liability.

 

 

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

 

Author: Dr. Frank Mörsberger

 

 

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