MRL reduction to 0,01 mg/kg for Fenbutatin oxide in citrusfruits

The MRL-changes that are described in regulation (EU) 2019/90, are valid since last week. The reduction of the MRL for Fenbutatin oxide in citrus fruits has a high impact. The previous MRL was 5.0 mg/kg and has been decreased to 0,01 mg/kg. Because of this reduction the chance of exceedances of the MRL for Fenbutatin oxide in these products is significant. Growers and traders of citrus fruits should be extra aware of this chance if their fruit has the EU as destination. Fenbutatin-oxide is an insecticide and is analysed by Groen Agro Control in the pesticide residue screening GC-MSMS & LC-MSMS.