1969 EVALUATIONS OF SOME PESTICIDE RESIDUES IN FOOD
Issued jointly by FAO and WHO
The content of this document is the result of the deliberations of the
Joint Meeting of the FAO Working Party of Experts and the WHO Expert
Group on Pesticide Residues, which met in Rome, 8 - 15 December 1969.
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
The monograph on this pesticide was issued after the meeting in 1966
(FAO/WHO 1967b)* and an addendum, based upon further data, was issued
after the 1967 meeting (FAO/WHO 1968b).*
The Fourth Session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues when
considering the recommendations put forward by the 1967 Joint Meeting
(FAO/WHO (1968b),* questioned certain points. These were discussed at
the 1969 Joint Meeting, as indicated in the following monograph
RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING RESIDUES IN FOOD
Canned and frozen vegetables
The need to specify tolerances for products other than raw
agricultural products was discussed in a general way. It was agreed
that it would be necessary in some cases to specify tolerances for
partly processed products; flour was an example. So far as dichlorvos
was concerned, however, the position would seem to be covered
adequately if it were to be accepted that residues in processed
products, resulting from postharvest applications or otherwise, should
not be higher than the tolerances for the corresponding raw
commodities. Any departure from this position would need to be
specifically considered with appropriate residue data.
It was therefore decided that the expression "canned and frozen"
that appeared before "vegetables" in the previous recommendation
should be deleted.
Tolerance on meat
The information before the 1967 Joint Meeting did not suggest that
there was a need for a tolerance. As no further data were available
for review, the meeting was not able to act on the suggestion made at
the Fourth Session of the Codex: Committee that a tolerance should be
recommended for dichlorvos in meat.
Tolerances on cereal products
In reply to the question from the Codex Committee on Pesticide
Residues, it was agreed that the tolerance should apply to the milled
products of cereals to be consumed by man - i.e. flour, cornmeal,
* See Appendix II