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The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Food) Regulations 1988

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5.  The level of residue in a food shall be determined as far as practicable in accordance with the procedures laid down in Parts 5 and 6 of the Guide to Codex Recommendations Concerning Pesticide Residues(1).


Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and World Health Organisation joint Food Standards Programme; Codex Alimentarius Commission documents CAC/PR5-1984 and CAC/PR-1984. Part 5 is entitled “Recommended Method of Sampling for the Determination of Pesticide Residues”. Part 6 is entitled “Portion of Commodities to which Codex Maximum Residue Limits apply and which is analysed”.

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