Japanese Latest Amendments to Pesticides Reference Values

| Japan | Contaminants & Pesticides
Posted By: Annie He

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India MRL of Pesticides

On February 28, 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published the Ordinance No. 46 of 2019 in order to amend “Specifications and Standards of Food and Food Additives.”

The amendment introduces new residual reference values for the following pesticides, applied on various food commodities:

  • Acrinathrin, insecticide
  • Etoxazole, insecticide
  • Chinomethionat, acaricide and fungicide
  • Diflubenzuron, insecticide
  • Lancotrione Sodium, herbicide

Food commodities involved are corn, soybean, grapefruit and brussels sprouts.

Here you will find further details on the amendment.