New Zealand issued a new Food Notice: Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds

| Contaminants & Pesticides | New Zealand | Vet Drugs
Posted By: Irene Piao


On August 30, 2019, the Ministry of Primary Industries of New Zealand published the “Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds“.

The Notice specifies the maximum residue levels for agricultural compounds in food and specifies agricultural compounds for which no maximum residue level applies in relation to specified food subject to specified conditions.

Some of the changes of this notice compared to the 2018 Notice are:

  1. The promulgation of new and amended MRLs for clethodim, difenoconazole, eprinomectin, flufenacet, flumioxazin, flusilazole, isoflucypram, mandestrobin, metrafenone, metribuzin, pyroxasulfone, and tetraniliprole;
  2. The promulgation of a new exemption for Chromobacterium subtsugae PRAA4-1T and its metabolites (including violacein);
  3. An amendment to the existing exemption for Bromochlorodimethylhydantoin in Schedule 2 of the Notice;
  4. The promulgation of new exemptions for cross-linked polyacrylamide, and vaccine and diagnostic antigens, in Schedule 3.

Entering into force the same day it was published, this Food Notice revokes and replaces the “Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds“, issued on December 5th, 2018.

Check the Regulation here or at Id 205913 of our Food Law Library.