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close this bookFood, Nutrition and Agriculture - 11- Edible Fats and Oils (FAO - FPND - FAO, 1994)
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View the documentComité du Codex sur les additifs alimentaires et les contaminants
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Codex committee on pesticide residues in foods

The twenty-sixth session of the Codex cCommittee on Pesticide Residues met in The Hague, the Netherlands from 11 to 18 April 1994. The committee recommended that several proposed-draft and draft maximum residue limits for pesticides in foods be forwarded to the Codex Alimentarius Commission for adoption in 1995. The committee also recommended that the commission consider a revision to the Codex guidelines on the prediction of the dietary intake of pesticide residues, including the possibility of revising regional and global model diets.

The committee agreed to request government comments on national requirements for minimum databases used to set maximum residue limits; on how monitoring data were handled in establishing extraneous maximum residue limits; on the expression and application of maximum residue limits for fat-soluble pesticides; and on pesticides that are also used as veterinary drugs. The committee also decided to revise the Codex recommended method of sampling for the determination of pesticide residues in milk, milk products and eggs. A questionnaire on major pesticides used in developing countries would be circulated for comment prior to the committee's twenty-seventh session, which is scheduled to be held in The Hague from 24 April to 1 May 1995.