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29 September, 2017 Legal Update

India: MRLs Update

India: MRLs Update


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India notified the World Trade Organization of the Proposed Draft Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Amendment Regulations, 2017 related to tolerance related to harmonization of MRL of pesticide.
 


As for nuts and dried fruits, the document proposes changes to the following maximum residue levels (MRL):
 
  • The MRL of alachlor in peanuts is established at 0.05 ppm.
  • The MRL of benomyl in peanuts and dried fruits is established at 0.1 ppm.
  • The MRL of bitertanol in peanuts is established at 0.05 ppm.
  • The MRL of carbendazim in peanuts and dried fruits is established at 0.1 ppm.
  • The MRL of chlorantraniliprole in peanuts is established at 0.03* ppm.
  • The MRL of chlorothalonil in peanuts is established at 0.1 ppm.
  • The MRL of chlorpyriphos in peanuts is established at 0.01* ppm.
  • The MRL of deltamethrin in peanuts is established at 0.01* ppm.
  • The MRL of dichlorvos in peanuts is established at 0.05 ppm.
  • The MRL of mancozeb in peanuts is established at 0.1 ppm.
  • The MRL of metiram as CS2 in peanuts is established at 0.1 ppm.
  • The MRL of ethion in dried fruits is established at 0.1 ppm (shell free basis).
  • The MRL of fenoxaprop-p-ethyl in peanuts is established at 0.01* ppm.
  • The MRL of fluazifop-p-butyl in peanuts is established at 0.01* ppm.
  • The MRL of fluchloralin in peanuts is established at 0.01** ppm.
  • The MRL of flusilazole in peanuts is established at 0.05* ppm.
  • The MRL of hexaconazole in peanuts is established at 0.02 ppm.
  • The MRL of imidacloprid in peanuts is established at 1 ppm.
  • The MRL of lambdacyhalothrin in peanuts is established at 0.01 ppm.
  • The MRL of malathion in dried fruits is established at 0.8 ppm.
  • The MRL of methomyl in peanuts is established at 0.05 ppm.
  • The MRL of myclobutanil in peanuts is established at 0.1 ppm.
  • The MRL of pendimethalin in peanuts is established at 0.01** ppm.
  • The MRL of propiconazole in peanuts is established at 0.1 ppm.
  • The MRL of quizalofop ethyl in peanuts is established at 0.1 ppm.
  • The MRL of tebuconazole in peanuts is established at 0.15 ppm.
  • The MRL of thiamethoxam in peanuts is established at 0.05* ppm.
  • The MRL of fomesafen in peanuts is established at 0.02* ppm.
  • The MRL of imazamoxin peanuts is established at 0.01* ppm.
* MRL fixed at Limit of Quantification (LOQ)
** Insecticides are registered under the Insecticide Act, 1968 (46 of 1968) but label claim for the said commodity are not fixed hence MRL fixed at LOQ
 
The deadline for comments is October 16, 2017.
 
More information
http://www.fssai.gov.in/home/fss-legislation/wto-notifications/wto-sps-notifications.html
 
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