ENDRIN JMPR 1975
At the 1975 meeting of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues
questions were raised about a possible inconsistency between
previously recommended maximum limits of 1 mg/kg for endrin in poultry
fat and 0.2 mg/kg in eggs as well as about the nature of the studies
on which the recommendations were based (Alinorm 76/24/para 112).
In response to an earlier, similar question from the Codex
Committee on Pesticide Residues, the 1974 Joint Meeting reviewed and
confirmed the maximum limits of 1 mg/kg and 0.2 mg/kg for endrin in
poultry fat and eggs, respectively, and the Meeting further
recommended a limit of 0.1 mg/kg in fat of meat.
The basis for these recommendations was a thorough re-examination
of previously submitted data on supervised trials related to
controlled feeding studies which were considered still to be valid. In
recognizing the desirability of reducing endrin tolerances whenever
possible, the 1974 Meeting noted that information on usage of endrin
worldwide especially in situations that could possibly lead to
residues in animal feeding was fragmentary, but concluded that the
established limits were appropriate in view of still existing endrin
uses in various countries. The Meeting recognized that endrin residues
in animals are transient when compared to the related compound
dieldrin and several other organachlorine compounds.
Indications of a continued phasing-out of uses of endrin were
brought to the attention of the Meeting, but as these are conflicting
and as no further data were provided, the Meeting confirmed the views
expressed in 1974.
Alinorm 76/24, Para 112