Regulatory Affairs Directorate
Market Surveillance Directorate



Regulation (EC) no 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 February 2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin and amending Council Directive 91/414/EECcompletes the harmonisation and simplification of pesticide MRLs, whilst ensuring better consumer protection throughout the EU. With the new rules, MRLs undergo a common EU assessment to make sure that all classes of consumers, including the vulnerable ones, like babies and children, are sufficiently protected.