Use of the EFSA Standard Sample Description for the reporting of data on the control of pesticide residues in food and feed according to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 (revision 1)


European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2013;11(1):3076

EFSA wishes to thank the members of the Networking Group on Pesticide Residues for the support provided to revise this document and EFSA staff: Daniela Brocca, Paula Medina-Pastor, Ileana Miron, Hermine Reich and Giuseppe Triacchini for their contributions to this guidance of EFSA.

Guidance of EFSA
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Question Number
7. Januar 2013
Published in the EFSA Journal
11. Januar 2013
21. März 2013. This version replaces the previous one/s.

In order to address the need to bring more clarity and guidance in some examples given in sections 10, 12 and 34, the need to correct a mistake in one example (“Example 4”) in section 10 and to include new SSD codes in Table 2, a corrected version is made available through this corrigendum.

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy

Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 on Maximum Residue Levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin requires the Member States to monitor pesticide residue levels in food commodities and submit the monitoring results to EFSA and the European Commission. In 2009, EFSA developed the Standard Sample Description (SSD), which is a standardised model for the reporting of harmonised data on analytical measurements of chemical substances occurring in food, feed and water. This document is intended to provide the Member States with specific guidance on how to use the SSD for the reporting of the national results of the pesticide monitoring in the framework of Article 32 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. In particular, this document is meant to provide SSD users with support in selecting the appropriate codes for the elements which pertain to pesticide residues monitoring data. This document shall complement the EFSA guidance document “Standard sample description for food and feed”.

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