On 21 January 2019, the European Commission published a draft regulation on the establishment of EU MRLs for the active substance Chlorate.
To date, the EU MRL for chlorates is set at 0.01mg/kg, the default MRL, on all matrices.
All authorisations for plant protection products containing chlorate have been withdrawn following Decision 2008/865/EC.
Chlorates can also come from the use of chlorinated disinfectants in food but also from treated drinking water.
For several years, discussions have been ongoing between Member States to set up EU MRLs. In the meantime, several countries have their own national MRLs.
The consultation of this project is therefore a real step towards the European harmonisation of chlorate regulation.
Below are links to the draft Regulations and the associated Appendix:
Please note that our laboratory has a COFRAC accreditation for chlorate research, you can consult our COFRAC technical appendix N°1-1904 available in your customer area or on the COFRAC website.
For any technical, pricing or regulatory information, do not hesitate to contact us.