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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2003 No. 123

AGRICULTURE

PESTICIDES

Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

Made

3rd March 2003

Coming into operation

11th April 2003

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, being a Department designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to the common agricultural policy of the European Community, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by the said section 2(2) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 and shall come into operation on 11th April 2003.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(3) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Amendment to the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

2.—(1) The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002(4) shall be amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2) In regulation 2(1), for the definition of the “Residues Directives” there shall be substituted the following definition:

“the Residues Directives” means Council Directive 86/362/EEC(5), Council Directive 86/363/EEC(6) and Council Directive 90/642/EEC(7), in each case amended as at the date of the making of the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003..

(3) For paragraph (b) of regulation 6 there shall be substituted the following paragraph–

(b)the procedure to be followed for sampling for the determination of pesticide residues shall–

(i)be that set out in the Annex to Commission Directive 2002/63/EC(8) for the residues covered by Part II of Schedule 2; and

(ii)so far as is practicable, be that set out in the Codex Alimentarius Commission ‘Recommended Method of Sampling for the Determination of Pesticides Residues for compliance with MRLs; CAC/GL 33-1999' for the residues not covered by Part II of Schedule 2;.

(4) In Schedule 1 there shall be inserted at the appropriate places in Columns 1 and 2 the following entries (the entries for Dimethoate and Quintozene being substituted for the existing ones):

Column 1Column 2
PesticideResidues
Bentazonebentazone (sum of bentazone and conjugates 6-OH- and 8-OH-bentazone expressed as bentazone)
Dimethoatedimethoate (sum of dimethoate and omethoate expressed as dimethoate)
Formothionformothion
Lindanelindane (hexachlorocylohexane γ)
Metsulfuron methylmetsulfuron methyl
Oxydemeton methyloxydemeton methyl (sum of oxydemeton methyl and demeton-S-methylsulfone expressed as oxydemeton methyl)
Pyridatepyridate (sum of pyridate, its hydrolysis product CL 9673 (6-chloro-4-hydroxy-3-phenylpyridazin) and hydrolysable conjugates of CL 9673 expressed as pyridate)
Quintozenequintozene (sum of quintozene and pentachloroaniline) expressed as quintozene

(5) In Part I of Schedule 2 the following pesticide columns together with any residue level inserted under the respective columns shall be deleted–

(a)Dimethoate, Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) γ and Quintozene;

(b)Parathion (which shall be deleted with effect on and from 1st May 2003).

(6) In Part II of Schedule 2–

(a)there shall be inserted, in the appropriate place to preserve the alphabetical ordering from left to right, columns of maximum permitted levels for residues of the pesticides Bentazone, Formothion, Lindane, Metsulfuron methyl, Oxydemeton methyl, Parathion, Pyridate and Quintozene as specified in the Schedule to these Regulations;

(b)for the columns relating to the pesticides Azoxystrobin, Dimethoate and Permethrin there shall be substituted the columns of maximum permitted levels for residues of these pesticides as specified in the Schedule to these Regulations;

(c)for the pesticide Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) γ the pesticide column together with any residue level inserted under the respective column shall be deleted; and

(d)for mg/kg of ethion on tea delete “2” and insert “3”.

(7) The following footnotes shall be added at the end of Part II of Schedule 2–

39  All kidney except poultry kidney.

40  Broccoli includes calabrese.

41  MRL is based on Codex MRL.

42  These MRLs are based on Codex MRLs (extraneous residue limits) and do not result from the use of plant protection products.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on 3rd March 2003.

L.S.

David Small

A senior officer of the

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Regulation 2(6)

SCHEDULE

Group to which food belongsGroups include the following productsAzoxystrobin Applying from 1 Apr 2003BentazoneDimethoateFormothionLindaneMetsulfuron-methyl
1.Fruit, fresh, dried or uncooked, preserved by freezing not containing added sugar: nuts

(i)CITRUS FRUIT

Grapefruit10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Lemons10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Limes10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Mandarins (inc clementines & similar hybrids)10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Oranges10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Pomelos10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(ii)TREE NUTS (shelled or unshelled)

Almonds0.1*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.05*
Brazil nuts0.1*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.05*
Cashew nuts0.1*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.05*
Chestnuts0.1*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.05*
Coconuts0.1*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.05*
Hazelnuts0.1*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.05*
Macadamia nuts0.1*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.05*
Pecans0.1*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.05*
Pine nuts0.1*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.05*
Pistachios0.1*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.05*
Walnuts0.1*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.05*
Others0.1*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.05*

(iii)POME FRUIT

Apples0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Pears0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Quinces0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(iv)STONE FRUIT

Apricots0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Cherries0.05*0.1*10.02*0.01*0.05*
Peaches (incl nectarines & similar hybrids)0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Plums0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(v)BERRIES AND SMALL FRUIT

(a)Table & wine grapes

Table grapes20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Wine grapes20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(b)Strawberries (other than wild)

20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(c)Cane Fruit (other than wild)

Blackberries0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Dewberries0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Loganberries0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Raspberries0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

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

Bilberries0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Cranberries0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Currants (red, black & white)0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Gooseberries0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(e)Wild berries & wild fruit

0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(vi)MISCELLANEOUS FRUIT

Avocados0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Bananas20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Dates0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Figs0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Kiwi fruit0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Kumquats0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Litchis0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Mangoes0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Olives (table consumption)0.05*0.1*20.02*0.01*0.05*
Olives (oil extract)0.05*0.1*20.02*0.01*0.05*
Papaya0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Passion fruit0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Pineapples0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Pomegranates0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
2. Vegetables, fresh or uncooked, frozen or dry

(i)ROOT AND TUBER VEGETABLES

Beetroot0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Carrots0.20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Celeriac0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Horseradish0.20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Jerusalem artichokes0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Parsnips0.20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Parsley root0.20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Radishes0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Salsify0.20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Sweet potatoes0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Swedes0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Turnips0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Yams0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(ii)BULB VEGETABLES

Garlic0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Onions0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Shallots0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Spring onions0.05*0.1*20.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(iii)FRUITING VEGETABLES

(a)Solanacea

Tomatoes20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Peppers20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Chilli peppers20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Aubergines20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(b)Cucurbits-edible peel

Cucumbers10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Gherkins10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Courgettes10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(c)Cucurbits-inedible peel

Melons0.50.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Squashes0.50.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Watermelons0.50.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.50.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(d)Sweet corn

0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(iv)BRASSICA VEGETABLES

(a)Flowering Brassicas

Broccoli0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Cauliflower0.05*0.1*0.20.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(b)Head Brassicas

Brussels sprouts0.05*0.1*0.30.02*0.01*0.05*
Head cabbage0.05*0.1*10.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(c)Leafy Brassicas

Chinese cabbage0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Kale0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(d)Kohlrabi

0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(v)LEAF VEGETABLES AND FRESH HERBS

(a)Lettuce & similar

Cress30.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Lamb’s lettuce30.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Lettuce30.1*0.50.02*0.01*0.05*
Scarole30.1*0.02*(37)0.02*(37)0.01*(37)0.05*
Others30.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(b)Spinach & similar

Spinach0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Beet leaves (chard)0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(c)Watercress

0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(d)Witloof

0.20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(e)Herbs

Chervil30.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Chives30.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Parsley30.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Celery leaves30.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others30.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(vi)LEGUME VEGETABLES (fresh)

Beans (with pods)10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Beans (without pods)0.20.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Peas (with pods)0.50.510.02*0.01*0.05*
Peas (without pods)0.20.20.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(vii)STEM VEGETABLES

Asparagus0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Cardoons0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Celery50.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Fennel0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Globe artichokes10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Leeks0.10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Rhubarb0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(viii)FUNGI

(a)Cultivated mushrooms

0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*

(b)Wild mushrooms

0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
3. PULSES
Beans0.10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Lentils0.10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Peas0.10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Others0.10.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
4. OILSEEDS
Linseed0.05*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.1*
Peanuts0.05*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.1*
Poppy seed0.05*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.1*
Sesame seed0.05*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.1*
Sunflower seed0.05*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.1*
Rape seed0.50.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.1*
Soya bean0.05*0.10.05*0.05*0.01*0.1*
Mustard seed0.05*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.1*
Cotton seed0.05*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.1*
Others0.05*0.1*0.05*0.05*0.01*0.1*
5. POTATOES
Early potatoes0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Ware potatoes0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
6. TEA
(dried leaves and stalks, fermented or otherwise, Camellia sinensis)0.1*0.10.05*0.05*0.05*0.1*
7. HOPS (dried)
including hop pellets & unconcentrated powder200.1*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.1*
Group to which food belongsGroups include the following productsOxydemeton-methylParathion Applying 1 May 2003PermethrinPyridateQuintozene
1. Fruit, fresh, dried or uncooked, preserved by freezing not containing added sugar: nuts

(i)CITRUS FRUIT

Grapefruit0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Lemons0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Limes0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Mandarins (inc similar hybrids)0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Oranges0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Pomelos0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(ii)TREE NUTS (shelled or unshelled)

Almonds0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Brazil nuts0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Cashew nuts0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Chestnuts0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Coconuts0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Hazelnuts0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Macadamia nuts0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Pecans0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Pine nuts0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Pistachios0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Walnuts0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(iii)POME FRUIT

Apples0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Pears0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Quinces0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(iv)STONE FRUIT

Apricots0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Cherries0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Peaches (incl similar hybrids)0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Plums0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(v)BERRIES AND SMALL FRUIT

(a)Table & wine grapes

Table grapes0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Wine grapes0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(b)Strawberries

0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(c)Cane Fruit

Blackberries0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Dewberries0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Loganberries0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Raspberries0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

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

Bilberries0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Cranberries0.02*0.05*0.05*0.050.02*
Currants (red, black & white)0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Gooseberries0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(e)Wild berries & wild fruit

0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(vi)MISCELLANEOUS FRUIT

Avocados0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Bananas0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Dates0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Figs0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Kiwi fruit0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Kumquats0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Litchis0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Mangoes0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Olives (table consumption)0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Olives (oil extract)0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Papaya0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Passion fruit0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Pineapples0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Pomegranates0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
2. Vegetables, fresh or uncooked, frozen or dry

(i)ROOT AND TUBER VEGETABLES

Beetroot0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Carrots0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Celeriac0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Horseradish0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Jerusalem artichokes0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Parsnips0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Parsley root0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Radishes0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Salsify0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Sweet potatoes0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Swedes0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Turnips0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Yams0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(ii)BULB VEGETABLES

Garlic0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Onions0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Shallots0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Spring onions0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(iii)FRUITING VEGETABLES

(a)Solanacea

Tomatoes0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Peppers0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Chilli peppers0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Aubergines0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(b)Cucurbits-edible peel

Cucumbers0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Gherkins0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Courgettes0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(c)Cucurbits-inedible peel

Melons0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Squashes0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Watermelons0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(d)Sweet corn

0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(iv)BRASSICA VEGETABLES

(a)Flowering Brassicas

Broccoli0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Cauliflower0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(b)Head Brassicas

Brussels sprouts0.050.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Head cabbage0.050.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(c)Leafy Brassicas

Chinese cabbage0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Kale0.02*0.05*0.05*0.20.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(d)Kohlrabi

0.050.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(v)LEAF VEGETABLES AND FRESH HERBS

(a)Lettuce & similar

Cress0.050.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Lamb’s lettuce0.050.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Lettuce0.050.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Scarole0.05(37)0.05*(37)0.05*(37)0.05*0.02*(37)
Others0.050.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(b)Spinach & similar

Spinach0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Beet leaves (chard)0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(c)Watercress

0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(d)Witloof

0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(e)Herbs

Chervil0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Chives0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Parsley0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Celery leaves0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(vi)LEGUME VEGETABLES (fresh)

Beans (with pods)0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Beans (without pods)0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Peas (with pods)0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Peas (without pods)0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(vii)STEM VEGETABLES

Asparagus0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Cardoons0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Celery0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Fennel0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Globe artichokes0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Leeks0.02*0.05*0.05*10.02*
Rhubarb0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(viii)FUNGI

(a)Cultivated mushrooms

0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*

(b)Wild mushrooms

0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
3. PULSES
Beans0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Lentils0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Peas0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
4. OILSEEDS
Linseed0.05*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Peanuts0.05*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.05(41)
Poppy seed0.05*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Sesame seed0.05*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Sunflower seed0.05*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Rape seed0.05*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Soya bean0.05*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Mustard seed0.05*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Cotton seed0.05*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Others0.05*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
5. POTATOES
Early potatoes0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Ware potatoes0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
6. TEA
(dried leaves and stalks, fermented or otherwise, Camellia sinensis)0.05*0.1*0.1*0.1*0.05*
7. HOPS (dried)
including hop pellets & unconcentrated powder0.05*0.1*0.1*0.1*0.05*
Group to which food belongsGroups include the following productsAzoxystrobin Applying from 1 Apr 2003BentazoneDimethoateFormothionLindaneMetsulfuron-methyl
8. CEREALS
Wheat0.30.1*0.30.02*0.01*0.05*
Rye0.30.1*0.30.02*0.01*0.05*
Barley0.30.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Sorghum0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Oats0.30.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Triticale0.30.1*0.30.02*0.01*0.05*
Maize0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Buckwheat0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Millet0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Rice(1)50.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
Other cereals(2)0.05*0.1*0.02*0.02*0.01*0.05*
9. PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN
Meat, fat & preparations0.05*0.05*0.7(9)(42)
of meat(3)0.02(8)
Milk(4) &0.01*0.02*0.001*
Dairy produce(5)
Eggs(6)0.05*0.05*0.1(42)
Group to which food belongsGroups include the following productsOxydemeton-methylParathion Applying from 1 May 2003PermethrinPyridateQuintozene
8. CEREALS
Wheat0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Rye0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Barley0.10.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Sorghum0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Oats0.10.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Triticale0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Maize0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Buckwheat0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Millet0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Rice(1)0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
Other cereals(2)0.02*0.05*0.05*0.05*0.02*
9. PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN
Meat, fat & preparations0.02*0.05*0.50.05*0.01*
of meat(3)0.4(39)
Milk(4) &0.02*0.05*0.050.05*0.01*
Dairy produce(5)
Eggs(6)0.02*0.05*0.050.05*0.01*

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations, which are made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, further amend the provisions of the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 (S.R. 2002 No. 20, as amended by S.R. 2002 No. 27 and S.R. 2002 No. 250) (“the principal Regulations”).

These Regulations add new residue levels in Part II of Schedule 2 that have been set by recent amendments to the three Commission Directives: Council Directive 86/362/EEC, Council Directive 86/363/EEC and Council Directive 90/642/EEC. The following new or substituted maximum residue levels are implemented in Part II of Schedule 2 in these Regulations (regulation 2(6))–

  • Commission Directive 2002/42/EC (O.J. No. L134, 22.5.2002, p. 29) for bentazone and pyridate;

  • Commission Directive 2002/66/EC (O.J. No. L192, 20.7.2002, p. 47) for lindane, quintozene, parathion and permethrin;

  • Commission Directive 2002/71/EC (O.J. No. L225, 22.8.02, p. 21) for formothion, dimethoate and oxydemeton-methyl;

  • Commission Directive 2002/76/EC (O.J. No. L240, 7.9.2002, p. 45) for metsulfuron methyl;

  • Commission Directive 2002/100/EC (O.J. No. L2, 7.1.2003, p. 33) for azoxystrobin.

The definition of “the Residues Directives” is updated to take account of the latest Directives being implemented (regulation 2(2)).

Regulation 2(3) substitutes a new regulation 6(b) in the principal Regulations. The new regulation 6(b)(i) provides for the Sampling Procedure as contained in the Annex to Commission Directive 2002/63/EC to apply for the determination of pesticide residues set by the Community (Part II of Schedule 2). The new regulation 6(b)(ii) provides for the sampling of pesticide residues still set nationally to be carried out, so far as is practicable, in accordance with the methods and procedures recommended by the Codex Alimentarius Commission ‘Recommended methods of sampling for the determination of pesticide residues for compliance with MRLs; CAC/GL 33 –1999’. Copies are available from their website from their list of standards at www.codexalimentarius.net. Alternatively the document is available from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs library situated at Nobel House, Smith Square, London SW1 (E-mail: defra.library@defra.gsi.gov.uk).

These Regulations remove certain pesticide residues, that had previously been set nationally by virtue of powers contained in the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985, from the list contained in Part I of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations as they have been replaced by Community levels (regulation 2(5)).

(5)

O.J. No. L221, 7.8.86, p. 37. The last amending instrument is Commission Directive 2002/76/EC (O.J. No. L240, 7.9.2002, p. 45)

(6)

O.J. No. L221, 7.8.86, p. 43. The last amending instrument is Commission Directive 2002/71/EC (O.J. No. L225, 22.8.2002, p. 21)

(7)

O.J. No. L350, 14.12.90, p. 71. The last amending instrument is Commission Directive 2002/100/EC (O.J. No. L2, 7.1.2003, p. 33)

(8)

O.J. No. L187, 16.7.02, p. 30

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