Permitted substances

Below is a list of pharmacologically active substances permitted in seafood, alongside their MRLs. These figures are adapted from Regulation 37/2010.

The 'other provisions' in the table below are those laid out according to Article 14 (7) of Regulation 470/2009.

In the table below, the fin fish muscle MRL relates to 'muscle and skin in natural proportions'; MRLs for fat, liver and kidney do not apply to fin fish.

Substance Animal species MRLs (µg/kg) Target tissues Other provisions

Amoxicillin

All food-producing species

50

Muscle

 

 

 

 

50

Fat 

50

 Liver

50

 Kidney

Ampicillin

All food-producing species

50

Muscle

 

 

 

 

50

Fat 

50

 Liver

50

 Kidney

Benzylpenicillin

 

 

 

All food-producing species

 

 

 

50

Muscle

 

 

 

 

50

 Fat

50

 Liver

50

 Kidney

Chlortetracycline

All food-producing species

100

Muscle

 

 

 

 

 300

Liver

600

 Kidney

 200

 Eggs

Cloxacillin

 

 

 

All food-producing species

 

 

 

300

Muscle

 

 

 

 

300

Fat 

300

 Liver

300

 Kidney

Colistin

All food-producing species

150

Muscle

 

 

 

 

 

 150

Fat 

 150

 Liver

200

 Kidney

 300

Eggs 

Cypermethrin

Salmonidae

50

Muscle and skin in natural proportions

 

 

Danofloxacin

All food-producing species except bovine, ovine, caprine, porcine and poultry 

100

Muscle 

 

 

 

 

50 

 Fat

 200

 Liver

 200

 Kidney

Deltamethrin

Fin fish

10

Muscle and skin in natural proportions

 

Dicloxacillin

All food-producing species

300

Muscle

 

 

 

 

 300

Fat 

300 

 Liver

 300

 Kidney

Difloxacin

All food-producing species except bovine, ovine, caprine and poultry

300

Muscle

 

 

 

 

 100

 Fat

 800

Liver 

 600

Kidney 

Diflubenzuron

Salmonidae

1000

Muscle and skin in natural proportions

 

 Doxycycline

All food-producing species

 100

Muscle 

 

 

 

 

 300

Fat 

 300

 Liver

 600

 Kidney

Emamectin

Fin fish

100

Muscle and skin in natural proportions

 

Enrofloxacin

All food-producing species except bovine, ovine, caprine, porcine, rabbits and poultry

100

Muscle

 

100

Fat

200

Liver

200

Kidney

Erythromycin

All food-producing species

200

Muscle

 

200

Fat

200

Liver

200

Kidney

150

Eggs

Florfenicol

Fin fish

1000

Muscle and skin in natural proportions

 

 

 

 

 

 All food producing species except fin fish, bovine, ovine, caprine, porcine and poultry

 100

Muscle 

 200

 Fat

 2000

 Liver

 300

 Kidney

Flumequine

 

 

 

 

Fin fish

600

Muscle and skin in natural proportions

 

 

 

 

 

 All food-producing animals except fin fish, bovine, ovine, caprine, porcine and poultry

 

 

 

200 

 Muscle

300 

 Fat

 500

 Liver

 1000

 Kidney

Framycetin - see: Neomycin

 

 

 

 

 Gentamicin

 

 

 

 All mammalian food-producing species and fin fish

 

 

 

 50

 Muscle

 For fin fish the muscle MRL relates to "muscle and skin in natural proportions"

 50

 Fat

 

 200

 Liver

 

 750

 Kidney

 

Hexaflumuron 

Fin fish

500

Muscle and skin in natural proportions

 

 

Isoeugenol

 Fin fish

6000 

 

Muscle and skin in natural proportions

 

Kanamycin

 

 

 

All food-producing species except fin fish

 

 

 

100

Muscle

 

 

 

 

100

Fat

600

Liver

2500

Kidney

Lincomycin

All food-producing species

100

Muscle

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

Fat

500

Liver

1500

Kidney

50

Eggs

 Lufenuron

(RS-isomers)

Fin fish

1350 

 Muscle and skin in natural proportions

 

Neomycin (including neomycin B framycetin)

All food-producing species

500

Muscle

 

500

Fat

5500

Liver

9000

Kidney

500

Eggs

Oxacillin

All food-producing species

300

Muscle

 

300

Fat

300

Liver

300

Kidney

Oxolinic acid

All food-producing species

100

Muscle

 

50

Fat

150

Liver

150

Kidney

Oxytetracycline

All food-producing species

100

Muscle

 

300

Liver

600

Kidney

200

Eggs

Paromomycin

All food-producing species

500

Muscle

 

1500

Liver

1500

Kidney

Phoxim

 

 

 

 

All food-producing species except fin fish

 

 

 

 

25

Muscle

 

 

 

 

 

 550

Fat 

 50

 Liver

 30

 Kidney

 60

 Eggs

 Sarafloxacin

Salmonidae

30 

Muscle and skin in natural proportions 

 

Spectinomycin

All food-producing species except ovine

300

Muscle

 

500

Fat

2000

Liver

5000

Kidney

Sulphonamides (all substances belonging to the sulphonamide group)

All food-producing species

100

Muscle

The combined total residues of all substances within the sulphonamide group should not exceed 100 µg/kg

100

Fat

100

Liver

100

Kidney

Teflubenzuron

Salmonidae

500

Muscle and skin in natural proportions

 

Tetracycline

All food-producing species

100

Muscle

 

300

Liver

600

Kidney

200

Eggs

Thiamphenicol

 

 

 

All food-producing species

 

 

 

50

Muscle

 

 

 

 

50 

Fat 

50

 Liver

50

 Kidney

Tilmicosin

All food-producing species

50

Muscle

 

50

Fat

1000

Liver

1000

Kidney

Trimethoprim

All food-producing species except equidae

50

Muscle

 

50

Fat

50

Liver

50

Kidney

Tylosin

All food-producing species

100

Muscle

 

100

Fat

100

Liver

100

Kidney

200

Eggs