MRL reduction to 0.01 mg/kg for Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-methyl from the 13th of November 2020.

On July 23rd , the EU published a correction to regulation EC 2020/1085. This regulation stated that the MRLs for Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-methyl will be reduced to 0,01 mg/kg starting from the 6th of August 2020. This date has now been postponed to the 13th of November 2020. This correction can be downloaded from:

The EU authorization for the use of the insecticide Chlorpyrifos has been withdrawn since 1 January 2020. Following this, the MRLs are now also reduced to 0.01 mg/kg.

This MRL reduction may have consequences for importers of many different products but especially for importers of bananas and citrus fruits. Both Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-methyl are analysed in the Multi-Residue screening GC-MSMS & LC-MSMS.

If you would like to know what this MRL reduction means for your products, please contact us at

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