Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (EEC Limits) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Published: 1999-07-09

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1999 No. 321

AGRICULTURE
PESTICIDES
Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (EEC Limits) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

Made
9th July 1999

Coming into operation
25th August 1999

The Department of Agriculture, being a Department designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to the common agricultural policy of the European Community, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by the said section 2(2), and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (EEC Limits) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999, and shall come into operation on 25th August 1999.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (EEC Limits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(3).

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Amendment of the principal Regulations

3.  In Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations there shall be inserted—

(a)in column 1 in their appropriate alphabetically ordered positions the pesticides specified in column 1 of Schedule 1 to these Regulations; and

(b)in relation to each such pesticide, in column 2 the residues specified in column 2 of Schedule 1 to these Regulations opposite that pesticide.

4.  In Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations there shall be inserted, in the appropriate place to preserve the alphabetical ordering from left to right, references to each pesticide stated at the head of a column in Schedule 2 to these Regulations together with the figure stated below the statement of that pesticide so that those figures will appear opposite the references to the product “TEA” in Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations as they appear opposite the reference to that product in Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

5.  The maximum levels of pesticides per kilogramme of an individual product stated opposite the name of each product in Schedule 3 to these Regulations shall be substituted for the corresponding maximum levels specified for each of those products in Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations.

6.  In column 2 of Schedule 3 to the principal Regulations—

(a)additional references to the products “Olives (table consumption) ” and “Olives (oil extract) ” shall be inserted after the reference to the product “Olives ” in that column; and

(b)additional references to the products “Sunflower seed (with shell)” and “Sunflower seed (without shell)” shall be inserted after the reference to product “Sunflower seed*” in that column.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland on

L.S.
Liam McKibben
Assistant Secretary
9th July 1999.

Regulation 3
SCHEDULE 1

Column 1
Column 2

Pesticide
Residues

Biphenthrin
biphenthrin

Monocrotophos
monocrotophos

Propargite
propargite

Phosmet
phosmet

Quinalphos
quinalphos

Regulation 4
SCHEDULE 2

Group to which food belongs
Groups include the following products
Biphenthrin
Cypermethrin
Dichlorvos
Dicofol
Fenitrothion
Fenvalerate
Malathion
Monocrotophos

TEA
(dried leaves and stalks, fermented or otherwise, Camellia sinensis)
5
0.5
0.1*
20
0.5
10
0.5
0.1*

Group to which food belongs
Groups include the following products
Permethrin
Phosmet
Phoxim
Propargite
Quinalphos

TEA
(dried leaves and stalks, fermented or otherwise, Camellia sinensis)

2
0.1*
0.1*
5
2

Regulation 5
SCHEDULE 3

Group to which food belongs
Groups include the following products
Acephate
Carbendazim
Chlorothalonil
Chlorpyrifos
Chlorpyrifos methyl
Cypermethrin
Deltamethrin

Units: Maximum residue levels (MRLs) are expressed in milligrams of residue per kilogram of food

Key: * Level at or about the limit of determination

Footnotes:

1.
Paddy or rough rice, husked rice and semi-milled or wholly milled rice.

2.
Other cereals do not include rice.

3.
Levels are measured on fat, except in the case of foods with a fat content of 10% or less by weight.

In these cases the residue is related to the total weight of the boned foodstuff and the MRL is one tenth of the value given in the table, but must be no less than 0.01 mg/kg.

4.
Birds' eggs in shell (other than eggs for hatching) and whole egg products and egg yolk products (whether fresh, dried or otherwise prepared).

5.
Poultrymeat only.

6.
Other meat products.

1. Fruit, fresh, dried or uncooked, preserved by freezing not containing added sugar: nuts
(i) CITRUS FRUIT

Lemons

0.2
0.3

Mandarins (inc clementines & similar hybrids)

2
1

Oranges

0.5

(ii) POME FRUIT
Apples
1

1

Pears
1

1

Quinces
1

1

Others
1

1

(iii) STONE FRUIT

Apricots

1
1

Cherries

0.1*
0.01*
0.3

Peaches (inc nectarines & similar hybrids)
0.2
1
1
0.2
0.5

Plums
2
0.5

(iv) BERRIES AND SMALL FRUIT

(a) Table & wine grapes

Table grapes

2

Wine grapes

2
3

(b) Strawberries (other than wild)

3

0.05*

(c) Cane Fruit (other than wild)

Blackberries
0.1*
10
0.5

0.5

Dewberries
0.1*
10
0.05*

0.05*

Loganberries
0.1*
10
0.05*

0.05*

Raspberries
0.1*
10
0.5

0.5

Others
0.1*
10
0.05*

0.05*

(d) Other small fruit & berries (other than wild)

Cranberries

0.05*

Currants (red, black & white)
0.1*
10
1

Gooseberries
0.1*
10
1

(v) Miscellaneous Fruit

Bananas

0.2
3

Figs

0.05*

2. Vegetables, fresh or uncooked, frozen or dry
(i) Root and Tuber Vegetables

Carrots
0.1*
1

Celeriac
0.1*
0.5

Radishes

0.2

Salsify
0.1*

Swedes
0.1*

Turnips
0.1*

(ii) Bulb Vegetables

Onions
0.1*

0.2

Spring onions

5

0.05*
0.1

(iii) Fruiting Vegetables

(a) Solanacea

Tomatoes

0.5

Peppers
0.02*
0.1*

Aubergines
0.5

(b) Cucurbits-edible peel

Cucumbers
0.02*
0.5

Gherkins

0.1*
5

Courgettes

0.01*

Others

0.01*

(c) Cucurbits-inedible peel

Melons

1

0.2

Squashes

1

0.2

Watermelons

1

0.2

Others

1

0.2

(d) Sweet corn

0.05*

(iv) BRASSICA VEGETABLES

(a) Flowering Brassicas

Broccoli
2
0.1*
3
0.05*

Cauliflower
2
0.1*
3
0.05*

Others
2
0.1*
3
0.05*

(b) Head Brassicas

Brussels sprouts

0.5

0.05*

Head cabbage

3
3
1

Others

3

0.05*

(c) Leafy Brassicas

Chinese cabbage
0.02*

0.01*
0.5

Kale
0.02*

0.01*
0.05*

Others
0.02*

0.01*
0.05*

(v) Leaf Vegetables and Fresh Herbs

(a) Lettuce & similar

Cress

0.1*

Lamb’s lettuce

0.1*

0.05*

Lettuce

5

Scarole

0.1*

0.05*

Others

0.1*

(b) Spinach & similar

Spinach

0.1*

Others
0.1*
0.01*
0.05*
0.05*
0.5
0.5

(c) Witloof

0.05*
0.05*

(d) Herbs

Chervil

5
0.05*

Chives

5
0.05*

Parsley

5
0.05*

Celery leaves

5
0.05*

Others

5
0.05*

(vi) Legume Vegetables (fresh)

Beans (with pods)
3
0.1*
0.01*
0.05*

Beans (without pods)
0.02*
0.1*
0.05
0.05*

0.05*
0.05*

Peas (with pods)
3
0.1*

0.05*
0.5

Peas (without pods)
0.02*
0.1*
0.01*
0.05*

0.05*

Others

0.1*

0.05*

(vii) Stem Vegetables

Asparagus

0.05*

Cardoons

0.05*

Celery

2
10
0.05*

0.05*

Fennel

0.05*

Globe artichokes
0.2

1
0.05*
2
0.1

Leeks
0.02*

10
0.05*

0.2

Rhubarb

0.05*

Others

0.05*

(viii) Fungi

(a) Cultivated mushrooms

2

3. Pulses

Beans
0.02*
2

Lentils

0.05*

Peas
0.02*
0.1*

0.05*

4. Oilseeds

Peanuts

0.05

Rape seed

0.05*

5. Potatoes

Early potatoes

3

Ware potatoes

3

0.5

6. Hops (dried)
including hop pellets
0.1*

50

& unconcentrated powder

7. Cereals

Wheat

3
0.05*

Rye

3
0.05*

Barley

0.1*

0.2
3
0.2

Sorghum

3

Oats

3
0.2

Triticale

3

Maize

3

Buckwheat

3

Millet

3

Rice(1)

3

Other cereals(2)

3

8. Products of ANIMAL ORIGIN

Meat, fat & preparations of meat(3)

0.05*(5)

Group to which food belongs
Groups include the following products
Fenvalerate
Glyphosate
Imazalil
Iprodione
Maneb, mancozeb, metiram, propineb, zineb
Methamidophos
Permethrin

1. Fruit, fresh, dried or uncooked, preserved by freezing not containing added sugar: nuts
(i) CITRUS FRUIT

Grapefruit
0.05*

5

Lemons
0.05*

5
5

Limes
0.05*

5

Mandarins (inc clementines & similar hybrids)
0.05*

2
5

Oranges
0.05*

5

Pomelos
0.05*

5

Others
0.05*

5

(ii) Tree Nuts (shelled or unshelled)

Hazelnuts

0.02

(iii) Pome Fruit

Apples

3
0.05

Pears

3
0.05

Quinces

3
0.05

Others

3
0.05

(iv) Stone Fruit

Apricots
0.05*

0.1

Peaches (inc nectarines & similar hybrids)
0.05*

0.05

Plums

0.3

Others

0.01*

(v) Berries and Small Fruit

(a) Strawberries (other than wild)

0.02*

1

(b) Cane Fruit (other than wild)

Dewberries

0.05*

(c) Other small fruit & berries (other than wild)

Currants (red, black & white)

5

Gooseberries

5

(vi) Miscellaneous Fruit

Bananas

3

Olives (table consumption)

0.1*

Olives (oil extract)

2

2. Vegetables, fresh or uncooked, frozen or dry
(i) Root and Tuber Vegetables

Beetroot

0.5

Carrots

0.3
0.2

Horseradish

0.1

Parsnips

0.1
0.05*

Radishes

0.3
0.2

Salsify

0.2

(ii) Bulb Vegetables

Onions

0.05*

Shallots

0.05*

Spring onions

3
0.05*

0.05*

(iii) Fruiting Vegetables
(a) Solanacea

Tomatoes

0.5

3

Peppers

0.01*

(b) Cucurbits-edible peel

Gherkins

2

Courgettes

2

(c)Cucurbits-inedible peel

Melons

2
0.3
0.5

Squashes

0.5

Watermelons

0.5

Others

0.5

(iv) Brassica Vegetables

(a) Flowering Brassicas

Broccoli

0.05
1
0.5

Cauliflower

0.05
1
0.5

Others

0.05
1
0.5

(b) Head Brassicas

Brussels sprouts
0.05*

0.5
1

0.05*

Head cabbage
0.05*

1

1

Others
0.05*

1

0.05*

(c) Leafy Brassicas

Chinese cabbage

5
0.5

Kale
0.05*

0.02*
0.5

Others

0.02*
0.5

(d) Kohlrabi
0.05*

0.1*

(v)Leaf Vegetables and Fresh Herbs

(a) Spinach & similar

Others
0.05*
0.1*
0.02*
0.02*
0.05*

1

(b)Watercress

0.3

(c) Witloof

2

(vi) Legume Vegetables (fresh)

Beans (with pods)
0.05*

5
1
0.5

Beans (without pods)
0.05*

0.02*
0.1
0.01*

Peas (with pods)
0.05*
1
1
0.5

Peas (without pods)
0.05*

0.2
0.1
0.01*

Others
0.05*

0.05*

(vii) Stem Vegetables

Celery

0.5

Fennel

0.02*

Globe artichokes

0.1

Leeks

3
0.01*

3. Pulses

Beans
0.05*
2

0.05*
0.01*

Lentils
0.05*

0.05*

Peas
0.05*
3

0.05*
0.01*

Others
0.05*

0.05*

4. Oilseeds

Linseed

0.1

Rape seed

0.5

Mustard seed

10

0.02*

5. Cereals

Wheat

1

Rye
0.05*

1

Barley
0.2

1
2

Sorghum

20

0.05*

Oats
0.2

2

Triticale
0.05*

0.05*

Buckwheat

0.05*

Millet

0.05*

Rice(1)

3

Other cereals(2)

0.05*

6. Products of ANIMAL ORIGIN

Meat, fat &
0.05*(5)

preparations
0.5(6)

of meat(3)

Eggs(4)
0.05*

Group to which food belongs
Groups include the following products
Procymidone
Vinclozolin

1. Fruit, fresh, dried or uncooked, preserved by freezing not containing added sugar: nuts
(i) POME FRUIT

Pears
1

(ii) Stone Fruit

Apricots
2

Cherries
0.02*

Peaches (inc nectarines & similar hybrids)
2

Plums
2
2

Others
2

(iii) Berries and Small Fruit

(a) Other small fruit & berries (other than wild)

Currants (red, black & white)

10

(iv) Miscellaneous Fruit

Kiwi fruit

10

2. Vegetables, fresh or uncooked, frozen or dry
(i) Root and Tuber Vegetables

Carrots

0.5

Horseradish

0.05*

Radishes

0.05*

Swedes

0.05*

(ii) Leaf Vegetables and Fresh Herbs

(a) Spinach & similar

Others
0.02*

(b) Witloof
2

(iii) Legume Vegetables (fresh)

Beans (without pods)
0.02*
0.5

Peas (with pods)
1

Peas (without pods)
0.3
0.3

(iv) Stem Vegetables

Celery

0.05*

3. Pulses

Beans
0.02*
0.5

Lentils
0.02*
0.05*

Peas
0.2
0.5

Others
0.02*
0.05*

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)
These Regulations, are made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and further amend the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (EEC Limits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 (“the principal Regulations”) (S.R. 1995 No. 33 amended by S.R. 1995 No. 461, S.R. 1996 No. 527, S.R. 1997 No. 244 and S.R. 1999 No. 114).
The Regulations specify maximum levels of pesticide residues which may be left in crops, food and feeding stuffs in implementation of Commission Directive 98/82/EC (O.J. No. L290, 29.10.98, p. 25) which sets for the first time Community maximum residue levels for the particular pesticides which may be left in tea (regulations 3 and 4 and Schedules 1 and 2) and replaces Community maximum residue levels which have been set previously (regulation 5 and Schedule 3).
The Regulations also amend Schedule 3 to the principal Regulations by introducing new sub-categories for olives and sunflower seeds, which are listed as products in that Schedule, to reflect the categories specified in Directive 98/82/EC (regulation 6).
Maximum levels in these Regulations which are followed by * will, when inserted into Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations, connect with the explanation of that symbol given there.
Additionally, references in regulation 6 to or * will, when inserted into Schedule 3 to the principal Regulations, connect with the explanations of those symbols given there.


(1)
S.I. 1972/1811

(2)
1972 c. 68; section 2 is subject to Schedule 2 of that Act and is to be read with S.I. 1984/703 (N.I. 3) and S.I. 1994/2795 (N.I. 15)

(3)
S.R. 1995 No. 33 amended by S.R. 1995 No. 461, S.R. 1996 No. 527, S.R. 1997 No. 244 and S.R. 1999 No. 114

(4)
1954 c. 33 (N.I.)
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