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Control Programs for Pesticide Residues

To ensure compliance with maximum residue levels of pesticides and to assess the consumer exposure to pesticide residues in and on food of plant and animal origin Multiannual Control Programmes for Pesticide Residues (MACP) are run within the EU and EFTA. In addition every country runs its national control programs that are complementary to the MACP. The MACP scope is redesigned every year and updated regulations are published that cover a period of three years with the last two years being provisional.

A list of the MACP-Regulations and EFSA annual reports is listed below.

To help the member states in the design of their national control programs and give them persepctive as regards the potential inclusion of pesticides in future MACP-regulations the Commission anually publishes a non-binding Pesticides Working Document (WD).

An overview of the Methods developed or validated by the EURLS on compounds included in the MACP-Regulations or the MACP-WDs can be found in the EURL Method Finder List.

The LOQ Working Document gives recommendations on the summing up of LOQs in case of complex residue definitions: LOQ Working Document.


Multiannual Community Control Programmes:



Published 20-02-2008, 12:03:59

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