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ECPA Residues workshop 2017

With important challenges in the European regulatory framework for the setting of Maximum Residue Levels, this workshop brought together key players with a stake in the application of legislation – from the evaluation process to regulatory decision making – and from ‘field to fork’. 

Organised in collaboration with FoodDrinkEurope, this workshop looked at how to promote a better understanding of the main challenges, and how these challenges can be efficiently managed. The presenters and participants in the workshop included regulators (from the European Commission, EFSA and Member State authorities) and stakeholders from throughout the food-chain.

The workshop considered current and future challenges linked to Regulation 396/2005 – reviewing the progress that has been made and the issues that still need to be resolved. Technical and scientific challenges were discussed – as were global developments linked to the setting of residue levels in food.

2017 will see a start of a process to review the functioning of Regulation 396/2005 – and how it fits with the EU’s framework for the authorisation of pesticides, under Regulation 1107/2009. The workshop therefore provided an opportunity to consider if the opportunity for Better Regulation to provide a streamlined regulatory framework that ensures food safety and provides clear trading standards for food and feed.

Final programme and presentations are available for download below.

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