Banned substances

Some pharmacologically active substances have no fixed MRLs; these constitute a hazard to consumers when present in food at any level.

This the full list of prohibited substances for which no MRL can be established. The list appears in Table 2 of the Annex in Commission Regulation 37/2010:

  • Aristolochia spp. and preparations thereof
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Chloroform
  • Chlorpromazine
  • Colchicine
  • Dapsone
  • Dimetridazole
  • Metronidazole
  • Nitrofurans (including furazolidone)
  • Ronidazole