CAPTAN JMPR 1974
During the 1974 Meeting of the Codex Committee on Pesticide
Residues (CCPR) some delegations expressed their opinion that maximum
residue limits (MRLs) above 15 mg/kg were not acceptable because of
the theoretical risk of exceeding the ADI. In addition the CCPR was of
the opinion that the MRLs of 40 mg/kg in apples (para. 59) and 30
mg/kg in pears (para. 61) were not justified on the basis of the
residues found in practice. Governments were invited to present data
to the Joint Meeting on the basis of which new proposals could be
RESIDUES IN FOOD AND THEIR EVALUATION
There is no indication that the ADI is likely to be exceeded on
the basis of the MRLs proposed by the Joint Meeting; even when adding
the MRLs of the toxicologically connected folpet no such excess is
Although on the basis of the very limited data received it would
seem possible to set the MRLs for apples and pears at 10 mg/kg, the
Joint Meeting, not being able to judge a wider spectrum of data, must
refrain from revising its former proposals.
FURTHER WORK OR INFORMATION
Further data on residues arising from approved uses on apples and
FAO/WHO (1970). 1969 Evaluations of some pesticide residues in
food. FAO/PL/1969/M/17/1; WHO/Food Add./70.38.
FAO/WHO (1974). 1973 Evaluations of some pesticide residues in food.
FAO/AGP/1973/M/9/1; WHO Pesticide Residues series, No. 3.