US Establishes Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticide Thiamethoxam

| Contaminants & Pesticides
Posted By: Baviya Priyadharshini

us-establishes-maximum-residue-limits-for-pesticide-thiamethoxamOn June 15th, 2022, the U.S Federal Register published an article by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency on “Thiamethoxam; Pesticide Tolerances, 40 CFR 180.565, 87 FR 3607”.


The document highlights the following:

  • The residue tolerance of Thiamethoxam including its metabolites and degradates, in or on pineapple is 0.04 ppm;
  • Maximum Residue Limits established in or on pineapple, process residue at 0.06 ppm;
  • Risk assessment data ensures that the safety of infants and the general population is adequately protected;
  • Short‐term, intermediate-term, and chronic exposures of residues resulting from the tolerance of these food products are unlikely to pose a health risk to consumers.

This regulation is effective June 15th, 2022.

To view the regulation, check out the Food News Monitoring System.