On the 27th of September 2021, the new Turkish Food Codex Maximum of Pesticides Residual Limits Regulation was published on the official gazette, after a public consultation on the draft in 2020.
Like the Turkish Food Codex Maximum of Pesticides Residual Limits Regulation 2016, this regulation aims to protect consumers by regulating maximum pesticides residues in plants and animal source foods.
In summary of the regulation for imported goods, firstly, product code can be found in Annex 1. By using that product code, MRL (Maximum Residue Level) or LOD(Limit of Determination) should be found in Annex 3 for specific pesticides and you should comply with those. If pesticides can’t be found in Annex 3 then 0,01* mg/kg calculation applies.
Forbidden pesticides are listed in Annex 4. If pesticides listed in Annex 5 are found in imported products, then no MRL is required.
That regulation entered into force on the publication date, 27th of September, 2021, and the previous regulation is revoked by the new one. The provisions of this regulation are executed by the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.
Latest Update: 2021-10-20