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Regulation (EU) 2019/533 - Residue levels of pesticides

24 July 2019

Comes into force: 1st January 2020
Jurisdiction: EU

Regulation (EU) 2019/533 concerning a coordinated multiannual control programme of the Union for 2020, 2021 and 2022 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.

These Regulations lay down rules for members of the European Union throughout the years 2020, 2021 and 2022, relating to testing the levels of pesticide residues on food and feed of plant and animal origin.

Members of the European Union (EU) are required to take samples from food of plant and animal origin, and analyse these samples for pesticide residue levels throughout the years 2020, 2021 and 2022. This is part of a multiannual control programme which has been taking place since 2009.

In order to avoid confusion due to an overlap between consecutive multiannual programmes, the previous programme, Regulation (EU) No. 2018/555, will no longer be operable from 1st January 2020. However, for samples tested under the 2018 Regulations will continue to apply until 1st September 2020.

There are no duties for organisations.

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