Japan Partially Amends Pesticides Reference Values

Posted by Annie He on Feb 11, 2019

On February 7, 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) partially amended the “Specifications and Standards of Food and Food Additives, no. 370.”

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Topics: Pesticides, Japan

Taiwan Amends Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods and Animal Products

Posted by Annie He on Jan 29, 2019

On January 28, 2019, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) modified and amended the “Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods“ and “Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Animal Products.“, published on September 12, 2018 and June 27, 2018 respectively.

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Topics: Pesticides, Taiwan

Canadian Provisions on Safe Food Come Into Force

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Jan 21, 2019

On January 15, 2019, requirements under “The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)“ came into force for import/export food businesses, including inter-provincial businesses, to obtain a safer food system.

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Topics: Pesticides, Veterinary Drugs, Contaminants, Trade

European Union (EU) Latest Food Recalls

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Jan 10, 2019

On January 2 and 8, 2019, the European Commission notified new food safety risks in the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) portal.

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Topics: Contaminants, Pesticides

Health Canada’s PMRA Publishes New Limits for Ten Pesticides in the MRL Database

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Oct 30, 2018

October 2018: Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), released 10 new amendments for the List of Pesticides such as Fomesafen, Novaluron, Methomyl, Sethoxydim, Mandipropamid, Flubendiamide, Trifloxystrobin, Quinclorac, Rimsulfuron, and Pyroxasulfone in the Maximum Residue Limit database for some food categories.

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Topics: Canada, Pesticides, limits

Health Canada’s PMRA Publishes New Limits for Four Pesticides in the MRL Database

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Aug 20, 2018

On August 16, 22 and 26, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) released four new amendments for the List of Pesticides such as Pyrimethanil (PMRL2018-10), Abamectin (PMRL2018-11), Pydiflumetofen (PMRL2018-15) and Fludioxonil (PMRL2018-16) in the Maximum Residue Limit database for some food categories.

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Topics: Pesticides, MRLs, Health Canada

EU Amends Pesticide Regulation 396/2005

Posted by Aleksa Soldatic on Jul 10, 2018

European Parliament has adopted a new amendment to Regulation 396/2005, setting new limits for the substance lambda-cyhalothrin. Regulation (EU) 2018/960 was adopted on July 6, 2018, and it replaces all the limits set in the previous Regulation (EU) 2017/626.

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Topics: MRLs, Pesticides, Europe

New Mexican Regulation on MRLs of Pesticides: NOM-082-SAG-FITO/SSA1-2017

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Oct 10, 2017

Mexico has released the NOM-082-SAG-FITO/SSA1-2017 “Maximum residues limits (MRL). Technical Guidelines and Procedures for the Authorization and Revision,” publishing the content of the Standard in the website of the Mexican Official Journal (Diario Oficial de la Federación) on October 4, 2017.

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Topics: COFEPRIS, Pesticides, Mexico

EU: Pesticides limits in human food

Posted by Daniela Milani on Jun 27, 2017

Bitertanol, chlormequat and tebufenpyrad residues

The European Union published the Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/693 of April 7, 2017 amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for bitertanol, chlormequat and tebufenpyrad in or on certain products.

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Topics: European Union, Pesticides, MRLs

EU: Pesticide Limits in Human Food

Posted by Daniela Milani on May 9, 2017

Acequinocyl, amitraz, coumaphos, diflufenican, flumequine, metribuzin, permethrin, pyraclostrobin and streptomycin residues

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Topics: Pesticides, European Union, MRLs, Residues in food

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