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Regulation (EC) No. 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin and amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC.

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With a view to ensuring a high level of consumer protection, the present Regulation lays down provisions relating to maximum levels of pesticide residues in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin. The Regulation is composed of the following Chapters: (I) Subject matter, scope and definitions; (II) Procedure for application for MRLs; (III) MRLs applicable to products of plant and animal origin; (IV) Special provisions relating to the incorporation of existing MRLs into this Regulation; (V) Official controls, reports and sanctions; (VI) Emergency measures; (VII) Support measures relating to harmonized pesticide MRLs; (VIII) Coordination of applications for MRLs; (IX) Implementation; (X) Final provisions.
Date of text
An unofficial consolidated version of the present Regulation as amended last by Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1049 of 25 July 2018 is attached.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal of the European Union L 70, 16 March 2005, pp. 1-16.
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