BRUSSELS (Jan. 10)
After months of discussions and bargaining with Israel and other countries exporting oranges to the six-nation European Common Market, the European Economic Community conceded today that the use of dyphenil to protect oranges in transit was not dangerous to human health.
Israel had protested a warning by the EEC that it might bar imported oranges treated with the chemical. In making the concession, the EEC noted that there were no adequate means to determine possible residues of the chemical on the fruits and therefore the EEC had not made any effort to fix any legal degree of tolerance in use of dyphenil.
The EEC said it had decided to allow use of the chemical during 1966 in accordance with regulations for its use in force in each member country without change. The EEC indicated it would later review settlement of the technical aspects of the question.