QUINTOZENE JMPR 1974
The 1974 Meeting of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues
(CCPR) referred to the Joint Meeting a question as to whether the
temporary tolerance for quintozene in mushrooms corresponds to a
proper use of the compound, and whether the limit of 10 mg/kg was
unnecessarily high (Alinorm 74/24 para. 158). The temporary tolerance
was recommended by the 1969 JMPR and was confirmed by the 1973 JMPR
(FAO/WHO, 1970, 1974).
In its request to the Joint Meeting, the CCPR further asked
governments to provide data.
Two further questions on quintozene were raised at the CCPR
Meeting. Answers to these, however, have already been given by the
JMPR 1973 (FAO/WHO 1974).
RESIDUES IN FOOD AND THEIR EVALUATION
It is noted that the recommended temporary tolerance for
quintozene in mushrooms was based on residue data submitted to the
1969 JMPR reflecting proposed fungicidal applications in mushroom
culture in the USA. Further data on such uses from this or from other
countries have not been received by the JMPR and the Meeting is not
aware of any currently registered use of quintozene in mushroom
production. The 1974 JMPR therefore recommends that the present
temporary tolerance be deleted.
The temporary tolerance for quintozene in mushrooms recommended
in 1969 and 1973 should be deleted.
FAO/WHO. (1970) 1969 Evaluation of some pesticide residues in food.
FAO/PL/1969/M/17/1; WHO/Food Add./70.38.
FAO/WHO. (1974) Pesticide residues in food. Report of the 1973 Joint
FAO/WHO Meeting. FAO Agricultural Studies No. 92; WHO Technical Report
Series No. 545.