Cereals (HS Codes: 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008), foodstuffs of animal origin (HS Codes: 0201, 0202, 0203, 0204, 0205, 0206, 0207, 0208, 0209, 0210) and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables
Proposed GB Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for dimethoate and omethoate amending the GB MRL Statutory Register. Language(s): English. Number of pages: 15
The document outlines the proposed MRLs for dimethoate and omethoate following the non-approval decision of dimethoate adopted in Great Britain and the withdrawal of all plant protection product authorisations.
Proposed decision made under Article 14 of retained Regulation (EC) 396/2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in food and feed of plant and animal origin (https://www.legislation.gov.uk/eur/2005/396/contents) as it applies in Great Britain, pursuant to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. Great Britain ("GB") refers to England, Scotland and Wales.
The non-approval decision for dimethoate, which came into force while the United Kingdom was still subject to EU legislation and was therefore retained in Great Britain, is available here:
EU Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1090 (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/ALL/?uri=CELEX:02019R1090-20190627).
The non-approval TBT notification can be found here:
TBT notification for dimethoate (http://tbtims.wto.org/en/Notifications/Search?ProductsCoveredHSCodes=&ProductsCoveredICSCodes=&DoSearch=True&ExpandSearchMoreFields=False&NotifyingMember=&DocumentSymbol=&DistributionDateFrom=&DistributionDateTo=&SearchTerm=dimethoate&ProductsCovered=&DescriptionOfContent=&CommentPeriod=&FinalDateForCommentsFrom=&FinalDateForCommentsTo=&ProposedDateOfAdoptionFrom=&ProposedDateOfAdoptionTo=&ProposedDateOfEntryIntoForceFrom=&ProposedDateOfEntryIntoForceTo=).
Omethoate is a non-approved active in Great Britain. The residue definition for compliance with MRLs requires dimethoate and omethoate to be determined separately.
All MRLs are being lowered to the limit of quantification as a public health concern cannot be excluded. The basis of the assessment was delivered and implemented prior to 1 January 2021 and therefore the risk assessment delivered by the European Food Safety Authority is being referenced. The risk assessment can be seen here: Peer review of the risk assessment of the active substance dimethoate (https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5454).