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29 September, 2017 Legal Update

Japan: MRLs Update

Japan: MRLs Update


The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan notified the World Trade Organization of the Revision of the Standards and Specifications for Foods and Food Additives under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards).
 


As for nuts and dried fruits, the document proposes changes to the following maximum residue levels (MRL):
 
  • The MRL for DCIP in apricot, cranberry, grape, date, pecan, walnut, almond and other nuts is lowered from 0.2 ppm to 0.01 ppm.
  • The MRL for fosetyl in peanut is lowered from 0.5 ppm to 0.01 ppm; in apricot, cranberry, and date is lowered from 70 ppm to 0.01 ppm; in grape is increased from 70 to 100 ppm; and in pecan, walnut, almond and other nuts is lowered from 1,000 ppm to 0.01 ppm.
  • The MRL for pyraclostrobin in grape is lowered from 3 ppm to 2 ppm.
  • The MRL for pyribencarb in apricot is newly set at 2 ppm.
  • The MRL for triforine in peanut is lowered from 0.05 ppm to  0.01 ppm and in apricot, cranberry, grape, date, pecan, walnut, almond and other nuts is lowered from 2 ppm to 0.01 ppm.
The deadline for comments is November 3, 2017.
 
For further information, please contact us at inc@nutfruit.org.
 
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