Food Law News - EU - 2001

EU Council Press Release, 19 June 2001

CONTAMINANTS - Pesticide Residues

The following is an extract from report of the EU Agriculture Council Meeting:

The Danish delegation drew the Council's attention to a new national regulation on pesticide residues without harmonised maximum residue levels. This delegation indicated that, based on the precautionary principle, it will lay down maximum residue levels corresponding to the lowest level of detection for all products with traceable pesticide residues without harmonised residue levels. It indicated that this should work as a supplementary protection of consumers and should not affect intra-Community trade.

The Commission reported to the Council on progress being made on the establishment of harmonised maximum residue levels.

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