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The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Food) Regulations 1988

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2.—(1) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • “food” includes cereals intended for human consumption listed in Schedules 1 and 2;

  • “maximum residue level” in the case of any food, in relation to any pesticide used in connection therewith, means the figure obtained at the point in Schedule 1 or 2 where a line drawn vertically from the reference to that pesticide intersects with a line drawn horizontally from the reference to that food;

  • “pesticide” means a pesticide specified in Schedule 1, 2 or 3;

  • “residue” in relation to any pesticide means one or more of the substances specified in an entry in column 2 of Schedule 3 alongside the entry of that pesticide in column 1 of that Schedule.

(2) Any reference in a Schedule to a food, figure or pesticide includes any qualifying words relating to that food, figure or pesticide in that Schedule.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to a Schedule shall be construed as a reference to a Schedule to these Regulations.

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