Regulatory watch

The Phytocontrol laboratory presents all the latest news concerning regulatory monitoring in Hydrology and Agri-food.

9 March 2021

Regulation of 3-MCPD and its esters and glycidol esters

3-MCPD and its esters and fatty acid esters of glycidol are newly formed contaminants present in certain vegetable oils and processed foods. Esters of 3-MCPD and […]
16 February 2021

Publication Regulation 2021/155 – Amendments to MRLs

Regulation (EU) 2021/155 amending Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 has just been published in the OJEU. It modifies MRLs for the following pesticide residues: carbon tetrachloride, chlorothalonil, […]
16 February 2021

ANSES opinion on the relevance of metabolites in EDCHs

ANSES published on February 2, 2021 an Opinion on the determination of the relevance for waters intended for human consumption for the metabolites of pesticides: metolachlor […]
8 February 2021

Derogation of use of 2 neonicotinoids in France

Neonicotinoids are pesticides that act on the central nervous system of insects. The EFSA found that for most crops, bees are at high risk due to […]
28 January 2021

5 authorisations and 3 renewals of GMOs

The European Commission has just authorised 5 GMOs for food and feed (2 soya and 3 maize) and renewed 3 authorisations for GMO maize. Authorised GMOs […]
18 December 2020

Mancozeb banned in the EU!

The implementing regulation (EU) 2020/2087, published in the OJEU, has just recorded the non-renewal of the authorisation of mancozeb, the Member States had given their favourable […]
23 October 2020

Strengthening of controls on sesame seeds from India

The implementing regulation (EU) 2020/1540 amending 2019/1793 has just been published in the OJEU. It strengthens the control of sesame seeds at the borders. In addition […]
13 October 2020

Publication of the 2019 RASFF Annual Report

The 2019 RASFF annual report for food and feed products has just been published. In 2019, 4,118 notifications were sent through the RASFF portal, including 1,173 […]
18 September 2020

Non-renewal of the approval of benalaxyl

Regulation 2020/1280 concerning the non-renewal of benalaxyl has just been published in the OJEU. EFSA has highlighted some concerns including the potential contamination of groundwater with […]

Why choose Phytocontrol

Phytocontrol is a technological and human project that meets the societal challenges of water and food safety with proximity, expertise, reactivity and reliability. The Laboratory provides you with the most reliable, innovative and eco-responsible solutions to guarantee you the best European expertise. A step ahead in technology, Phytocontrol develops its own Information System via a latest-generation Datacenter and innovates with its own system for tracking the sample's progress. Anticipation is Phytocontrol's credo and it is its intention to stay ahead!


Our ensure an active technical and logistic follow up


A European expert in testing for contaminants


Your routine analyses results within 2 to 6 days


Our studies are carried out with a view to providing you with the greatest reliability of analysis