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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2005 No. 51

AGRICULTURE

PESTICIDES

Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

Made

25th February 2005

Coming into operation

11th April 2005

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) 2005 and shall come into operation on 11th April 2005.

(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) 2005..

(3) In Part II of Schedule 2, for the columns relating to the pesticides Bifenthrin and Famoxadone there shall be substituted the columns of maximum permitted levels for residues of those pesticides as specified in the Schedule to these Regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on 25th February 2005.

L.S.

D. Small

A senior officer of the

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Regulation 2(3)

SCHEDULE

Group to which food belongsGroups include the following productsBifenthrinFamo-xadone
1. Fruit, fresh, dried or uncooked, preserved by freezing not containing added sugar: nuts

i.  CITRUS FRUIT

Grapefruit0.10.02*
Lemons0.10.02*
Limes0.10.02*
Mandarins (inc. clementines & similar hybrids)0.10.02*
Oranges0.10.02*
Pomelos0.10.02*
Others0.10.02*

ii.  TREE NUTS (shelled or unshelled)

Almonds0.05*0.02*
Brazil nuts0.05*0.02*
Cashew nuts0.05*0.02*
Chestnuts0.05*0.02*
Coconuts0.05*0.02*
Hazelnuts0.05*0.02*
Macadamia nuts0.05*0.02*
Pecans0.05*0.02*
Pine nuts0.05*0.02*
Pistachios0.05*0.02*
Walnuts0.05*0.02*
Others0.05*0.02*

iii.  POME FRUIT

Apples0.30.02*
Pears0.30.02*
Quinces0.30.02*
Others0.30.02*

iv.  STONE FRUIT

Apricots0.20.02*
Cherries0.20.02*
Peaches (inc. nectarines & similar hybrids)0.20.02*
Plums0.20.02*
Others0.20.02*

v.  BERRIES AND SMALL FRUIT

(a)Table & wine grapes

Table grapes0.22
Wine grapes0.22

(b)Strawberries (other than wild)

0.50.02*

(c)Cane Fruit (other than wild)

Blackberries0.30.02*
Dewberries0.05*0.02*
Loganberries0.05*0.02*
Raspberries0.30.02*
Others0.05*0.02*

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

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

(e)Wild berries & wild fruit

0.05*0.02*

vi.  MISCELLANEOUS FRUIT

Avocados0.05*0.02*
Bananas0.10.02*
Dates0.05*0.02*
Figs0.05*0.02*
Kiwi fruit0.05*0.02*
Kumquats0.05*0.02*
Litchis0.05*0.02*
Mangoes0.05*0.02*
Olives (table consumption)0.05*0.02*
Olives (oil extract)0.05*0.02*
Papaya0.05*0.02*
Passion fruit0.05*0.02*
Pineapples0.05*0.02*
Pomegranates0.05*0.02*
Others0.05*0.02*
2. Vegetables, fresh or uncooked, frozen or dry

i.  ROOT AND TUBER VEGETABLES

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

ii.  BULB VEGETABLES

Garlic0.05*0.02*
Onions0.05*0.02*
Shallots0.05*0.02*
Spring onions0.05*0.02*
Others0.05*0.02*

ii.  FRUITING VEGETABLES

(a)Solanacea

Tomatoes0.21
Peppers0.20.02*
Chili peppers0.20.02*
Aubergines0.20.2
Others0.20.02*

(b)Cucurbits-edible peel

Cucumbers0.10.2
Gherkins0.10.2
Courgettes0.10.2
Others0.10.2

(c)Cucurbits-inedible peel

Melons0.05*0.3
Squashes0.05*0.02*
Watermelons0.05*0.02*
Others0.05*0.02*

(d)Sweet corn

0.05*0.02*

iv.  BRASSICA VEGETABLES

(a)Flowering Brassicas

Broccoli0.20.02*
Cauliflower0.20.02*
Others0.20.02*

(b)Head Brassicas

Brussels sprouts10.02*
Head cabbage10.02*
Others10.02*

(c)Leafy Brassicas

Chinese cabbage0.05*0.02*
Kale0.05*0.02*
Others0.05*0.02*

(d)Kohlrabi

0.05*0.02*

v.  LEAF VEGETABLES AND FRESH HERBS

(a)Lettuce & similar

Cress20.02*
Lamb’s lettuce20.02*
Lettuce20.02*
Scarole2(35)0.02*(35)
Others20.02*

(b)Spinach & similar

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

(c)Watercress

0.05*0.02*

(d)Witloof

0.05*0.02*

(e)Herbs

Chervil0.05*0.02*
Chives0.05*0.02*
Parsley0.05*0.02*
Celery leaves0.05*0.02*
Others0.05*0.02*

vi.  LEGUME VEGETABLES (fresh)

Beans (with pods)0.50.02*
Beans (without pods)0.05*0.02*
Peas (with pods)0.10.02*
Peas (without pods)0.05*0.02*
Others0.05*0.02*

vii.  STEM VEGETABLES

Asparagus0.05*0.02*
Cardoons0.05*0.02*
Celery0.05*0.02*
Fennel0.05*0.02*
Globe artichokes0.05*0.02*
Leeks0.05*0.02*
Rhubarb0.05*0.02*
Others0.05*0.02*

viii.  FUNGI

(a)Cultivated mushrooms

0.05*0.02*

(b)Wild mushrooms

0.05*0.02*
3. PULSES
Beans0.05*0.02*
Lentils0.05*0.02*
Peas0.05*0.02*
Others0.05*0.02*
4. OILSEEDS
Linseed0.1*0.05*
Peanuts0.1*0.05*
Poppy seed0.1*0.05*
Sesame seed0.1*0.05*
Sunflower seed0.1*0.05*
Rape seed0.1*0.05*
Soya bean0.10.05*
Mustard seed0.1*0.05*
Cotton seed0.1*0.05*
Others0.1*0.05*
5. POTATOES
Early potatoes0.05*0.02*
Ware potatoes0.05*0.02*
6. TEA
(dried leaves and stalks, fermented or otherwise, Camellia sinesis)50.05*
7. HOPS (dried)
including hop pellets & unconcentrated powder100.05*
8. CEREALS
Wheat0.50.1
Rye0.05*0.1
Barley0.50.2
Sorghum0.05*0.1
Oats0.50.1
Triticale0.50.1
Maize0.05*0.02*
Buckwheat0.05*0.1
Millet0.05*0.1
Rice(1)0.05*0.02*
Other cereals(2)0.05*0.1
9. PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN
Meat, fat & preparations of meat(3)

0.1(41)

0.05*(17)

0.05*
Milk(4) & Dairy produce(5)0.01*0.05*
Eggs(6)0.01*0.05*

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.

The Regulations implement Commission Directive 2004/95/EC (O.J. No. L301, 28.9.2004, p. 42).

The definition of “the Residues Directives” is updated (regulation 2(2)).

New maximum residue levels are substituted in Part II of Schedule 2 for residues of the pesticides Bifenthrin and Famoxadone (regulation 2(3)).

(1)

S.I. 2000/2812

(5)

O.J. No. L221, 7.8.86, p. 37. The last amending instrument is Commission Directive 2004/61/EC (O.J. No. L127, 29.4.2004, p. 81)

(6)

O.J. No. L221, 7.8.86, p. 43. The last amending instrument is Commission Directive 2004/61/EC (O.J. No. L127, 29.4.2004, p. 81)

(7)

O.J. No. L350, 14.12.90, p. 71. The last amending instrument is Commission Directive 2004/95/EC (O.J. No. L301, 28.9.2004, p. 42)

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