1970 EVALUATIONS OF SOME PESTICIDE RESIDUES IN FOOD
Issued jointly by FAO and WHO
The content of this document is the result of the deliberations of the
Joint Meeting of the FAO Working Party of Experts and the WHO Expert
Group on Pesticide Residues, which met in Rome, 9-16 November, 1970.
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
The questions concerning tolerances for dicofol residues in tea
referred to in Paragraph 108 of the Report of the Fifth Session of the
Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues were considered. It was agreed
that, because of the variation in the residue levels in tea from
different sources, it was impossible to administer more than one
tolerance for each pesticide residue.
The Meeting agreed to delete the recommended tolerances of 1 ppm for
dicofol residues in tea (blended) and to retain the recommendation of
5 ppm for tea without reference to "tea from particular estate for
blending only". It was accepted that this provided for produce from
individual estates, as well as for blended tea treated in accordance
with good agricultural practice.