List of processing factors
In 2019 the pesticide residue consultation group decided to use the PRIMo rev 3.1 model for dietary intake. The commodities listed in the Dutch processing database were adapted to match with this PRIMo rev 3.1 model.
Processing factors have been obtained from EFSA reviews, EFSA opinions, JMPR reports and JMPR evaluations. The overview of the processing factors is listed in an Excel spreadsheet on this site (Overview processing factors.xls (in zip-file)) and represents the situation of 12 December 2019, based on information on Pesticide Web, the EFSA website and the JMPR website. The rationale behind the current list of processing factors is presented in the document Rationale processing factors.pdf on this site. Only the processing factors for cooked polished rice were changed to those for raw polished rice. No update has taken place since March 20, 2018.
(1) VWS: Public Health, Welfare and Sport; EL&I: Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
(2) this group is formed by representatives from the Ministry of VWS, the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), the Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment ) and the Fresh Produce Centre (GroentenFruit Huis).