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 10/01 – 10/31/2022

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

 

RASFF fruit & vegetables (OCTOBER 2022)

 

Product

Active substance

Reported value (MRL)
[mg/kg; ppm]

Country

Asparagus (mini)

Chlorpyrifos+)

0,063 (0,01)

Peru

Beans

Acephate +)

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

Kenya

Methamidophos +)

0,27 (!) (0,01)

Acephate +)

0,035 (0,01)

Kenya

Methamidophos +)

0,021 (0,01)

Carrots (baby carrots)

Oxamyl

0,17 (!) (0,01)

Portugal

Cherries (frozen)

Dimethoate +)

0,045 (0,01)

Poland

Omethoate +)

0,027 (0,01)

Cherries sweet

Omethoate +)

0,024 (0,01)

Poland

Chilli peppers (Capsicum baccatum)

Chlorfenapyr +)

detected

Peru

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

detected

Clothianidin

detected

Dinotefuran +)

detected

Fipronil +)

detected

Chinese cabbage

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,038 (0,01)

Poland

Cucumbers

Chlorpyrifos+)

0,06 (0,01)

Belarus

Chlorpyrifos+)

0,036 (0,01)

Serbia

Custard apples

Dimethoate +)

0,096 (0,01)

Egypt

Imidacloprid +)

0,25 (!) (0,01)

Methomyl +)

0,25 (!) (0,01)

Grapes

Lambda-Cyhalothrine

0,31 (0,08)

Turkey

Lambda-Cyhalothrine

0,18 (0,08)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,036 (0,01)

Chile

Oranges

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,085 (0,01)

Turkey

Peppers

Acetamiprid

0,825 (0,3)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

0,692 (0,3)

Turkey

Cyflumetofen

0,778 (!) (0,01)

Chlorpyrifos-methyl +)

0,545 (!!) (0,01)

Turkey

Pymetrozine +)

0,22 (!) (0,01)

Turkey

Acetamiprid

0,527 (0,3)

Turkey

Formetanate

0,089 (0,01)

Pirimiphos-methyl

0,038 (0,01)

Spirotetramat

3,24 (1)

Peppers, red

Buprofezin

0,24 (!) (0,01)

Turkey

Chlorpyrifos +)

0,093 (0,01)

Lambda-Cyhalothrine

0,3 (0,1)

Ethropophos

0,12 (!) (0,01)

Pomegranate

Imidacloprid +)

0,07 (0,01)

Turkey

Pomelo

Chlorpyrifos+)

0,056 (0,01)

China

Raspberries (frozen)

Chlorthalonil +)

0,085 (0,01)

Italy

Strawberries (wild)

Ametoctradin

0,13 (!) (0,01)

Serbia

Chlorpyrifos+)

0,048 (0,01)

Wax gourd

Dimethoate +)

0,097 (0,01)

Thailand

Omethoate +)

0,094 (0,01)

+) application is prohibited

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

 

 

It was further reported:

 

Product

Reasons for complaint/rejection

Country

Chickpeas

sulphur dioxide 145 mg/kg (MRL: 50 mg/kg) and lack of labelling

Jordan

Epigeous mushrooms

Cadmium 0,836 mg/kg (MRL: 0,5 mg/kg)

Romania

Okra

Cadmium 0,02 mg/kg,
Lead 0,24-0,32 mg/kg

Jordan

Spinach leaves

Undeclared allergen milk

Netherlands

Spinach

Suspected mandrake contamination* in IV range spinach

Italy

*May cause poisoning by parasympatholytics (anticholinergics and antimuscarinics) and spasmolytics

All information without liability.

 

Author: Dr. Frank Mörsberger

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