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On March 15, 2017, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published Amendment to “Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods”. These changes took effect immediately.

128 residue limits of 22 pesticides in 66 food categories were added or changed. Some of these include:

  • Proquinazid and Fluensulfone are pesticides for which MRLs have now been established for the first time.
  • Limits for pesticides residues have been made less stick for the following:
    • Restriction of Spinetoram in Sweet pepper and Tomato have been changed from 0.1ppm to 0.2ppm.
    • Restriction of Thiamethoxam in Head lettuce have been changed from 2.0ppm to 3.0ppm.
    • Restrictions of Dimethomorph in Leaf lettuce and Cos lettuce have been changed from 6.0ppm to 10ppm; Dimethomorph in Head lettuce have been changed from 2.5ppm to 10ppm.
  • MRLs for these pesticides are now more strict:
    • Restrictions of Chlorothalonil in Melons have been changed from 1.5ppm to 1.0ppm.

 Taiwan Food and Drug Administration regularly updates pesticide regulations, issuing, in average, 4 amendments per year. Amendments are based on the latest safety assessment information submitted to the TFDA.

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Posted by Annie He on Apr 4, 2017

Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Specialist

Topics: Taiwan, TFDA, Pesticides, MRL

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