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Canada Proposes Maximum Residue Limit of Abamectin

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Posted By: Linsa Valayil John Eappen

eu-proposes-import-tolerances-for-the-pesticide-deltamethrin (3) (1)-Jul-04-2024-11-45-52-6810-AMOn 26th June 2024, the Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency issued draft notification on “Proposed Maximum Residue Limit of Abamectin (PMRL2024-13)”.

The following points are highlighted in the consultation:

  • The Changes in the MRLs are proposed according to Japanese and US standards to harmonize Canadian laws with international standards;
  • Applies to the trade of tea, fruits and vegetables;
  • Maximum residue limits on carrots, sweet corn, pineapples, guavas, papayas, lychees, tea, and dried chive leaves are being reviewed;
  • The recommended MRLs in Tea is 1ppm, Guava and Pineapple is 0.015ppm, Tropical and subtropical fruits is 0.01ppm etc;
  • Evaluations of the acute and long-term dietary risks indicate that Abamectin intake in given food categories is safe for consumption.

A final judgment will be made after taking into account all comments submitted within 75 days of the publication date.

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