China updates MRLs for Pesticides


On December 18, 2016 National health and family planning commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHFPC) released Announcement year 2016 No. 16 (in Chinese), publishing GB2763-2016 Maximum residue limits for pesticides in food and additional 106 National food safety standards on testing method of pesticide residue in foods.

GB2763-2016 will enter into force on June 18, 2017 and will repeal its previous version GB2763-2014 which is published in 2014.

Comparing to the previous pesticide residue regulation GB2763-2014, the new version GB2763-2016 includes the main changes as below,

  • Verified and revised the pesticide residue definition of 7 pesticides (pyraflufen-ethyl, flucarbazone-sodium, imazapic, fluopicolide, carbofuran, triadimefon, triadimenol),Verified and revised the acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 5 pesticides (such as diquat);
  • Added 46 pesticides such as 2,4-D-ethylhexyl;
  • Added 490 maximum residue limits for pesticides;
  • Added 11 testing method standards, deleted 10 testing method standards, changed 28 testing method standards;
  • Modified English name of 8 pesticides (such as from “propiconazol” to “propiconazole”);
  • Modified the restriction limits of mefenacet, mepronil and amobam from provisional limits to formal limits;
  • Modified “normative appendix A the food category and parts to be tested” by adding 3 food categories such as dried vegetables and amending one crop name;
  • Added “normative appendix B Pesticide list which is exempted from maximum residue limits”

Tags: China Contaminants & Pesticides MRLs NHFPC