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Commission Directive 2007/9/EC of 20 February 2007 amending the Annexe to Council Directive 90/642/EEC as regards maximum residue levels for aldicarb (Text with EEA relevance)

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Commission Directive 2007/9/EC

of 20 February 2007

amending the Annexe to Council Directive 90/642/EEC as regards maximum residue levels for aldicarb

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/642/EEC of 27 November 1990 on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables(1), and in particular Article 7 thereof,

Whereas:

(1) In the case of cereals and products of plant origin including fruit and vegetables, residue levels reflect the use of minimum quantities of pesticides necessary to achieve effective protection of plants, applied in such a manner that the amount of residue is as low as is practicable and toxicologically acceptable, having regard, in particular to the protection of the environment and the estimated dietary intake of consumers. Community maximum residue levels (MRLs) represent the upper limit of the amount of such residues that might be expected to be found in commodities when good agricultural practices have been respected.

(2) MRLs for pesticides are kept under review and changed to take account of new information and data. MRLs are fixed at the lower limit of analytical determination where authorised uses of plant protection products do not result in detectable levels of pesticide residue in or on the food product, or where there are no authorised uses, or where uses which have been authorised by Member States have not been supported by the necessary data, or where uses in third countries resulting in residues in or on food products which may enter into circulation in the Community market have not been supported by the necessary data.

(3) A Member State informed the Commission of its desire to revise national MRLs in accordance with Article 8 of Directive 90/642/EEC in the light of concerns about consumer intake. Proposals for the review of Community MRLs were submitted to the Commission.

(4) The lifetime and short-term exposure of consumers to the pesticides referred to in this Directive via food products has been reassessed and evaluated in accordance with Community procedures and practices, taking account of guidelines published by the World Health Organisation(2). On that basis, it is appropriate to fix new MRLs, which will ensure that there is no unacceptable consumer exposure.

(5) Where relevant, the acute exposure of consumers to those pesticides via each of the food products that may contain residues has been assessed and evaluated in accordance with Community procedures and practices, taking account of guidelines published by the World Health Organisation. It is concluded that the presence of pesticide residues at or below the new MRLs will not cause acute toxic effects.

(6) Through the World Trade Organisation, the Community's trading partners have been consulted about the new MRLs and their comments on these levels have been taken into account.

(7) At the request of the Commission, EFSA(3) has given an opinion on the risk of the aldicarb MRLs in this Directive.

(8) The Annexes to Directives 90/642/EEC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(9) The measures provided for in this Directive are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1U.K.

Part A of Annex II to Directive 90/642/EEC is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Directive.

Article 2U.K.

Member States shall adopt and publish, by 1 September 2007 at the latest, the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive. They shall forthwith communicate to the Commission the text of those provisions and a correlation table between those provisions and this Directive.

They shall apply those provisions from 2 September 2007.

When Member States adopt those provisions, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or be accompanied by such a reference on the occasion of their official publication. Member States shall determine how such reference is to be made.

Member States shall communicate to the Commission the text of the main provisions of national law which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.

Article 3U.K.

This Directive shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 4U.K.

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 20 February 2007.

For the Commission

Markos Kyprianou

Member of the Commission

ANNEXU.K.

In part A of Annex II to Directive 90/642/EEC, the lines for aldicarb are replaced by the following:

a

Indicates the lower limit of analytical determination.’

Pesticide residues and maximum residue levels (mg/kg)
Groups and examples of individual products to which the MRLs applyAldicarb (sum of aldicarb, its sulfoxide and its sulfone expressed as aldicarb)

‘1. Fruit, fresh, dried or uncooked, preserved by freezing, not containing added sugar; nuts

0,02a

(i)CITRUS FRUIT

Grapefruit
Lemons
Limes
Mandarins (including clementines and other hybrids)
Oranges
Pomelos
Others

(ii)TREE NUTS (shelled or unshelled)

Almonds
Brazil nuts
Cashew nuts
Chestnuts
Coconuts
Hazelnuts
Macadamia
Pecans
Pine nuts
Pistachios
Walnuts
Others

(iii)POME FRUIT

Apples
Pears
Quinces
Others

(iv)STONE FRUIT

Apricots
Cherries
Peaches (including nectarines and similar hybrids)
Plums
Others

(v)BERRIES AND SMALL FRUIT

(a)Table and wine grapes

Table grapes
Wine grapes

(b)Strawberries (other than wild)

(c)Cane fruit (other than wild)

Blackberries
Dewberries
Loganberries
Raspberries
Others

(d)Other small fruit and berries (other than wild)

Bilberries
Cranberries
Currants (red, black and white)
Gooseberries
Others

(e)Wild berries and wild fruit

(vi)MISCELLANEOUS

Avocados
Bananas
Dates
Figs
Kiwi
Kumquats
Litchis
Mangoes
Olives (table consumption)
Olives (oil extraction)
Papaya
Passion fruit
Pineapples
Pomegranate
Others

2. Vegetables, fresh or uncooked, frozen or dry

(i)ROOT AND TUBER VEGETABLES

0,02a
Beetroot
Carrots
Cassava
Celeriac
Horseradish
Jerusalem artichokes
Parsnips
Parsley root
Radishes
Salsify
Sweet potatoes
Swedes
Turnips
Yam
Others

(ii)BULB VEGETABLES

0,05
Garlic
Onions
Shallots
Spring onions
Others

(iii)FRUITING VEGETABLES

0,02a

(a)Solanacea

Tomatoes
Peppers
Aubergines
Okra
Others

(b)Cucurbits — edible peel

Cucumbers
Gherkins
Courgettes
Others

(c)Cucurbits — inedible peel

Melons
Squashes
Watermelons
Others

(d)Sweet corn

(iv)BRASSICA VEGETABLES

0,02a

(a)Flowering brassica

Broccoli
Cauliflower
Others

(b)Head brassica

Brussels sprouts
Head cabbage
Others

(c)Leafy brassica

Chinese cabbage
Kale
Others

(d)Kohlrabi

(v)LEAF VEGETABLES AND FRESH HERBS

0,02a

(a)Lettuce and similar

Cress
Lamb's lettuce
Lettuce
Scarole (broad-leaf endive)
Ruccola
Leaves and stems of brassica
Others

(b)Spinach and similar

Spinach
Beet leaves (chard)
Others

(c)Water cress

(d)Witloof

(e)Herbs

Chervil
Chives
Parsley
Celery leaves
Others

(vi)LEGUME VEGETABLES (fresh)

0,02a
Beans (with pods)
Beans (without pods)
Peas (with pods)
Peas (without pods)
Others

(vii)STEM VEGETABLES (fresh)

0,02a
Asparagus
Cardoons
Celery
Fennel
Globe artichokes
Leek
Rhubarb
Others

(viii)FUNGI

0,02a

(a)Cultivated mushrooms

(b)Wild mushrooms

3. Pulses

0,02a
Beans
Lentils
Peas
Lupines
Others

4. Oilseed

0,05a
Linseed
Peanuts
Poppy seeds
Sesame seeds
Sunflower seed
Rape seed
Soya bean
Mustard seed
Cotton seed
Hemp seed
Others

5. Potatoes

0,02a
Early potatoes
Ware potatoes

6. Tea (leaves and stems, dried, fermented or otherwise, from the leaves of Camellia sinensis)

0,05a

7. Hops (dried), including hop pellets and unconcentrated powder

0,05a
(1)

OJ L 350, 14.12.1990, p. 71. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2006/92/EC (OJ L 311, 10.11.2006, p. 31).

(2)

Guidelines for predicting dietary intake of pesticide residues (revised), prepared by the GEMS/Food Programme in collaboration with the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues, published by the World Health Organisation 1997 (WHO/FSF/FOS/97.7).

(3)

The EFSA Journal (2006) 409, p. 1.

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