Publication Regulation (EU) 2018/62 – Replacement Annex I
Regulation (EU) No 2018/62 of the Committee of 17 January 2018 replacing Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council was published on 23 January 2018.
This text enters into force on 12 February 2018.
Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 lists the products and by-products for which MRLs are set and the part to which those MRLs apply.
Below you will find a summary of the new features incorporated via this regulation:
– A note “(3)” is added on the “Sweet corn” to indicate that MRLs are for whole grain with bran.
– A note “(4)” is added on the category “CEREALS” except for Rice to indicate that “Whole grains” means whole grains with bran. In accordance with the definition agreed at the 2016 meeting of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues, for those species and varieties for which the husks (glum) cannot be removed (fully) by threshing (e. g. barley, oats, spelt, buckwheat, some pseudo-cereals), the part of the product to which the MRLs apply are “husked grains with traces of hulls”.
In the specific case of Rice, MRLs apply to brown rice (husked rice), defined as rice obtained after the husk has been removed from paddy rice.
– A note “(7)” has been added concerning honey. It is indicated that the MRLs defined for this category apply only to honey and not to other beekeeping products given the different chemical characteristics of this type of matrix. As a result, Pollen and Royal Jelly have been removed from the schedule.
– Matrixes have been added or moved, they are indicated in the column “Other products referring to them” below:
Other related products
|Lime||Limequats (formerly in Kumquat Group)|
|Lychees||Quince tree of Bengal|
|Prickly pears / Cacti figs||Yellow Pitayas|
|Maranta arundinacea||Water chestnuts/ Bulrush|
Japanese horseradish, Wasabia japonica
|Mashua / Tropaeolum tuberosum
Oxalis tuberosa / New Zealand Yam
Tuberous pea/ Tuberous vetchling / Earthnut pea
|Headed cabbages / Napa cabbage||Crambe maritima / Sea kale / Crambe|
|Green cabbage||Lacinato kale / Cavolo nero
|Bay leaves||Pandanus leaves / Pandan/ Screw palm|
|Seaweeds and prokaryotes||Ascophyllum nodosum / Favach / Feamainn bhuí|
|Buckwheat and other pseudo-cereals||Chia seed|
|Infusions – Strawberries||Muña /|
|Nutmeg||Monodora myristica / Calabash nutmeg|